Kulhay Christmas Foods

Kulhay Christmas Foods

After Christmas dinner at Grandma’s house this year, I had my Grandma and Aunt Margie explain some of the traditional Christmas foods that come from their side of the family, the Kulhays. Like many of the early 20th century immigrants in the Cleveland area, the Kulhays are from Hungary. I picked four Christmas staples: Székelygulyás, Sauerkraut Balls, Töltöttkáposzta, and Christmas Jello. After the videos, Grandma and Aunt Margie graciously opened their cookbooks and shared their recipes.
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Harvesting And Drying Sage

Harvesting and Drying Sage

We had a lot of sage in our garden plot this year. Despite regular use all season, we had quite a bit left before the first frost. We decided to dry it and grind it up for the herb rack, which we'd never done before. Here is one of the many sprigs we picked: Step 1: Remove the leaves from the stems. Step 2: Rinse off the dirt. Step 3: Pat the leaves dry with paper towels. Step 4: Dry the leaves. We used a dehydrator that I received for…

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