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Green tomato chutney

Some of my cherry tomatoes never make it to ripe and red. I found out today that you can make chutney with unripe tomatoes. What recipe do…

Started by Valerie

18 Oct 15, 2017
Reply by Andrew Cumberland

Greekish Chicken -- the best I've found.

I've been exploring various Greek baked chicken recipes. Of all those I've cooked THIS ONE is the bomb! (ORIGINAL RECIPE) It's Greekish wit…

Started by Dave Riley

1 Oct 12, 2017
Reply by Dave Riley

Jamaican sweet potato stew

Much as I love sweet potatoes they are not so very versatile. This simple dish from Jamaica, nonetheless, really takes off.The allspice mak…

Started by Dave Riley

0 Sep 12, 2017

Eggahs -- eggs done Moorish

In my past existence as I worked my way through the cuisine of the Middle East the standard egg dish is called an 'eggah'. Simple fare -- i…

Started by Dave Riley

1 Sep 6, 2017
Reply by Andrew Cumberland

Fasolada — the Bean Soup that feeds Greece

I'm a soup snob as I really like soups and have partaken of many of the genre. But this extremely simple soup is a great repast. The trick…

Started by Dave Riley

1 Aug 27, 2017
Reply by Dave Riley

AB-Fab lacto-FERMENT RECIPE: mustard (and maybe Ajvar Perustija)

MUSTARD The basics of a fermented mustard is simple: 1cup mustard seeds 1T sea salt 1/4tsp turmeric (optional) 1/4cup live whey culture N…

Started by Dave Riley

4 Aug 17, 2017
Reply by Elaine de Saxe

Sliced Radish Ferment (for Janet)

yield: about 2 quartsThis recipe will work with any radish you choose. The result is especially dramatic with red or Watermelon radishes. D…

Started by Dave Riley

0 Aug 6, 2017

Black Bean Soup

Now here's a recipe that's different: Black Bean Soup (LINK) No tomatoes! But using adobo. Adobo is a various concoction but usually a mari…

Started by Dave Riley

0 Jul 17, 2017

Chili Con Carne -- is it really beef, chilies, and not a whole lot else?

 'Real Texas chile con carne is made with beef, chilies, and not a whole lot else.' Well...mine has a lot more as I appreciate the beans. I…

Started by Dave Riley

8 Jul 11, 2017
Reply by Dave Riley

Under-utilized Grains: Pearl Barley and Cracked Wheat (Bulgur)

The other night I had the good fortune to have a pack of Pearl Barley on hand.To me, barley was always a key ingredient in the one soup my…

Started by Dave Riley

4 Jun 28, 2017
Reply by Andrew Cumberland


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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

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