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February 2018



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It's that time of year. For those who are interested, here are .

1. Red Bean Soup with Hominy


Two poblano peppers
About 4 stalks cooking celery
One large white or yellow onion
Two carrots.

Dice all of these vegetables fine.

Put a tablespoon of salad oil into a slow cooker. Toss in the diced vegetables. Cook on high until the vegetables are soft, about two hours: the carrots will be your timer. Then add:

Two cans of red beans
One can hominy
4 or 5 crushed dried tree-chili peppers, or to taste
12 whole peppercorns, or to taste
3 bay leaves, or to taste

After you have added this stuff, add enough water to make the soup just a bit thinner than you want the finished product to turn out. Cook overnight in the slow cooker.

If it turns out too thin, add a couple vegetable bouillon cubes before serving.

Serve with diced onions, tortillas, sour cream, fresh cilantro, lime wedges.


2. Cold Pickled Turnips

Into a quart pickle jar, put two tablespoons of salt, two tablespoons of sugar, and half a tablespoon of red pepper flakes.

Take around three white turnips, peel them, and cut them into french fry sized sticks. Cram as many of the sticks into the pickle jar as you are able. Then fill the pickle jar half full of cider vinegar, and fill to the brim with water. If you wish, you can also add:

Minced peeled garlic cloves, to taste
Dill seed, to taste
Dill weed to taste

Put the lid on the jar and refrigerate this at least one week. This makes a good side dish to serve with ramen soup.