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Shrimp Scampi Pasta Salad Recipe

This is the perfect summertime and picnic salad. It has no dairy products, is easy t assemble and is tasty. Have as a starter or as a main with crusty bread and a chilled prosecco or rose wine. Serves 4-6 For the lemon oil: 1/2 cup/125ml extra-virgin olive oil 1 lemon, zested For the pasta: 1 pound/450g bow tie pasta 2 tablespoons/15ml olive oil 2 shallots, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 16 ounces/450g frozen shrimp salad shrimp ( you can use fresh if you have it 1/4 cup/60ml lemon juice (about 2 lemons) 1 lemon, zested 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 ounces/85g arugula/rocket Large handful chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley Directions For the lemon oil: Combine the olive oil and the lemon zest in a small bowl and reserve.  Make pasta according to package directions. Defrost the shrimp, or if using fresh place in boiling seasoned water until just pink. In a large bowl, add the olive oil, shallots, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and peppe

What Happened On This Day – August 8

1988  Uprising in Myanmar Begins The pro-democracy uprising began as a student protest in Burma’s capital city, Yangon. Hundreds and thousands protesters came out on the streets to protest against the one-party rule by General Ne Win. The protests lasted for over a month and were violently put down by the government. They ended after the State Peace and Development Council, a group of senior military officers took over the government in a coup and installed a military junta. The uprisings get their name from the date the protests began - August 8, 1988. 1974  Nixon Announces His Resignation The 37th President of the United States, Richard Nixon’s resignation came as a response to the Watergate Scandal. The scandal erupted after it was revealed that the Nixon government was involved in the cover-up of a break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Complex. The revelations prompted the Congress to initiate impeachment proceedings against Nixon. His r

Razzleberry Pie Recipe Recipe

If a fruity pie is your answer to a delicious dessert, then you will LOVE this one! The following recipe, we used four different   types of berries. Use what you can find, either frozen or fresh - there is no right or wrong answer. If you like your pie more tart than others, play with the amount of lemon juice. Add more of it if you like. Decrease the amount of sugar. Baking is only as fun as you make it. This pie recipe will serve eight people. In the real world, more like six. This is what you will need: 1 cup of sugar 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour 3 cups berries (preferably a mixture of raspberry, blackberry, blueberry and strawberry) 1 large apple, cored, peeled and grated 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice pie crust for a 9 inch pie, bottom and top 3 tablespoons unsalted butter sugar for sprinkling This is what you do: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, mix your sugar and flour together. Add berries and apple as well as the lemon juice

16 Foods That’ll Re-Grow from Kitchen Scraps

Looking for a healthy way to get more from your garden? Like to know your food is free of the pesticides and other   nasties that are often sprayed on commercial crops? Re-growing food from your kitchen scraps is a good way to do it! There’s nothing like eating your own home- grown veggies and there are heaps of different foods that will regrow from the scrap pieces that you'd normally throw out or put into your compost bin. It’s fun. And very simple … if you know how to do it. Just remember … the quality of the “parent” vegetable scrap will help to determine the quality of the re-growth. So, wherever possible, I recommend buying local organic produce, so you know your re-grown plants are fresh, healthy and free of chemical and genetic meddling. Leeks, Scallions, Spring Onions and Fennel You can either use the white root end of a vegetable that you have already cut, or buy a handful of new vegetables to use specifically for growing. Simply place the white root end i


National Raspberries N’ Cream Day is observed annually on August 7th.  With Raspberry season in full swing, what better way to celebrate with this simple and delicious treat. "When our garden produces an abundance of raspberries, we know it's time to make this fruity frozen dessert," reports Diana Leskauskas of Chatham, New Jersey. "It's super in the summertime...and a treat throughout the year made with frozen raspberries." —Diana Leskauskas, Chatham, New Jersey INGREDIENTS 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries, partially thawed 1 cup sugar 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1 cup half-and-half cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract DIRECTIONS Place raspberries in a blender; cover and pulse until chopped. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in sugar until dissolved. Stir in remaining ingredients until blended. Pour mixture into cylinder of ice cream freezer; freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. Transfer ice cream to freezer containers, allowi

Tuna Pasta Salad With Dill Recipe

This flavorful pasta salad is hearty and delicious. If you don't have chopped fresh dill, a few teaspoons of dried dill weed would work as well. It's easy to prepare and makes a good main dish or side dish for summer meals. This is a flavorful pasta salad, perfect for an everyday lunch with soup, or serve it as a side dish at your next cookout. Make this salad with cavatappi pasta, macaroni, rotini, or similar pasta shapes. What You'll Need  8 ounces/225g cavatappi, macaroni, or rotini pasta 1 can (6 to 7 ounces/170-198g) tuna, flaked and drained 3 tablespoons/45ml finely chopped red onion 2 cloves garlic, mashed and finely minced 1/4 cup/60ml finely chopped red bell pepper 3 tablespoons/60 chopped fresh dill 4 teaspoons lemon juice 3/4 to 1 cup/185-250ml mayonnaise 3 tablespoons/45ml sour cream 1/2 to 1 cup/125-250ml sliced grape tomatoes Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste How to Make It  Cook the pasta in boilin

August 6 - Root Beer Float Day!

On August 6, float a scoop of vanilla ice cream in an ice cold mug of frothy root beer. It’s National Root Beer Float Day! Also known as the “Black Cow,” the root beer float got its start in Colorado in a mining camp.  Frank J. Wisner of Cripple Creek, Colorado, gets the credit for inventing the “Black Cow”  way back in August of 1893. One night Wisner, owner of the Cripple Creek Cow Mountain Gold Mining Company, was staring out the window and thinking about the line of soda waters he was producing for the citizens of Cripple Creek when he came upon an idea.  The full moon that night shined on the snow-capped Cow Mountain and reminded him of a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  He hurried back to his bar and scooped a spoonful of ice cream into the children’s favorite flavor of soda,  Myers Avenue Red Root Beer.  After trying, he liked it and served it the very next day.  It was an immediate hit. Wisner named the new creation, “Black Cow Mountain” but the local children shorten

Potage Parmentier/Vichyssoise (Leek and Potato Soup) Recipe

  You can reduce cooking time using a pressure cooker. Add all the ingredients except for the cream. Place the lid and bring to full pressure. Lower the heat to stabilize and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and release the pressure. Take off the cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes uncovered then follow the remaining steps. Serves 4 1 pound/450 grams sliced potato 1 pound leeks, rinsed and sliced including the tender part of the green 2 quarts/2 liters water or chicken stock 1 tablespoon/15ml salt 1/4 teaspoon/1ml ground white pepper (optional) 1/4 cup/60ml heavy cream Add the potato, leeks, water or stock and salt to a large pot.  Bring to a boil on hight then turn down heat to medium and simmer partially covered for 30-40 minutes or the vegetables are very tender.  Place the mixture in two (2) batches in the blender or your can sieve through a food mill (smallest disk).  Once pureed pour in the cream. You may season with white pepper if you wish.  Serve hot or ch

Turmeric Milk Recipe and Its Benefits

A classic comforting warm and boldly spiced turmeric milk with a hint of sweetness. INGREDIENTS 2 cups/250ml of homemade almond milk 1 tablespoon local honey 1 tablespoon coconut oil, optional 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 cinnamon stick or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon small pinch of black pepper and grated ginger (fresh is best) INSTRUCTIONS Simply pour all ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to a light boil, reduce heat and drink warm. You may also consume this chilled, but warm is best. Strain if you have large pieces of ginger, cinnamon, peppercorns, etc. Enjoy! NOTES * You may use whatever milk you prefer: I recommend coconut or almond milk. Subtle Variations  Add 2-3 whole cardamom pods while boiling Add 2-3 whole black peppercorns Add 2 tablespoons coconut oil Add more honey or maple syrup to sweeten Add vanilla extract to taste

Watermelon and Feta Summer Salad Recipe

Watermelon and Feta Summer Salad Recipe 1 pound/450g watermelon, rind removed and cut into bite sized pieces 1/4 pound/115g feta cheese crumbled 16 sage leaves, chopped 1 teaspoon/5ml fresh ground pepper In a large bowl place watermelon, feta cheese, chopped sage and pepper. Toss gently to combine. Serve immediately. Your ingredients and the benefits: Most people do not put watermelon and salad in the same sentence . In the food world it is not unheard of. Indeed it is really nothing new. Many of the watermelon salads I have had included mint, and occasionally basil. In Chinese cooking I was taught to have three taste ingredients; sweet, salty and sour. This was my thought process for using sage. Sage is sharply flavored and slightly bitter herb in the family of Lamiaceae, of the genus: Salvia. Sage is in the same family as basil, mint and rosemary. It is found all over the Mediterranean. Sage herb parts have many notable plant-derived chemical compounds