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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What I’m Doing With My CSA Shares: Week 22

What I’m Doing With My CSA Shares: Week 22

This is the final week! We're going to miss our fresh veggies over the winter. We signed up for a Winter CSA through Farm Bridge, so we won't be totally out in the cold. They purchase fresh vegetables throughout the summer to package and freeze, then they deliver them to local pick-up spots once a month. We'll pick up the first share in December. What we got in our final Peace and Carrots 2017 share: Potatoes - I combined these with some of the parsley from last week and made…

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