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About anj68

Alice uses cast iron pots and wooden utensils and keeps the recipes as close to the traditional recipe as possible. She even utilizes a fire pit located outside her home to test authentic recipes. For more information about Alice the Cook, visit her website at http://www.alicethecook.com In future blogs, I will offer recipes, kitchen hints, and historical cooking lessons.

Hummus & Pita

This is one of my favorite recipes.  If you do not have a wood-fired oven, you can make this on a cast iron fry pan that is well heated.  Our hummus was chunkier than the store bought versions as we … Continue reading

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Duck L’Orange with Potato Dauphenois

During Love and Romance weekend at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, we decided to make the most decadent (calorie laden) and romantic meal we could come up with.  Duck L’Orange and Potato Dauphenois.  The potato dish has been a long-standing favorite of Alice … Continue reading

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Tabouli & Coucous

Although Tabouli and Couscous are delicious, the couscous is very tricky to make because if it is too humid, you end up with large clumbs than desired. Tabouli: 1 cup water 1 cup fine cracked wheat 1 cup minced fresh … Continue reading

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English Fish and Chips

English Fish and Chips 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into strips 1 cup of all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 tsp ground black pepper 1 cup of milk 1 egg 1 quart vegetable oil 1 … Continue reading

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Scones

Scones are delicious and fun to make.  We had forgotten to add the fruit, so we just added cinnamon and sugar.  If you do use fruit, use dried and berries and cherries work very well.  Ingredients 3 cups of flour … Continue reading

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