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Sour Cream Salad

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Dolores Smart 
  To: phaedrus 
  Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 11:19 PM
  Subject: Sour cream recipe

  Dear Phaedrus - I have looked everywhere and tried the internet - 
  I am sure there is a sour cream salad recipe to be had - it had 
  mandarin oranges - miniature marshmellows - coconut - pineapple - 
  but really am not too sure - if you have ever heard of it I would 
  love to hear from you - thank you - Del

Hi Del,

Oops... No Problem. See below.


  Sour  Cream  Salad

   Ingredients : 
   1 c. sour cream
   1 c. pineapple chunks or tidbits
   1 c. mandarin orange slices
   1 c. coconut
   1 c. miniature marshmallows
   1 c. green or red seedless grapes

   Preparation : 
     Stir together.  Let set overnight before serving to enhance flavor.  

Salsa Recipes

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mary
  Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 11:29 AM
  Subject: salsa receipes

  i went all the way thru your index page and couldn't find any...thanks, mary

Hi Mary,

There are too many kinds of salsa, hundreds of recipes, for me to pick a couple out for you. Instead, try these links:

Salsa Recipes 1

Salsa Recipes 2

Salsa Recipes 3

Salsa Recipes 4

There are hundreds of salsa recipes at those sites.


Apple Walnut Salad

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chase" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2002 1:43 PM
Subject: apple walnut salad

> I had a salad at ESPNzone this weekend. It included assorted greens,
> green apple, candied walnuts, and raisins.  Can you find the recipe?
> Joan 

Hi Joan,

The recipe below doesn't seem to be the correct one, but it was posted as a reply to a request for the same espnzone recipe on a message board. It's the only one that I could locate.


Apple Walnut Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup cranberries
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup red onion, chopped
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 tablespoon Dijon-style prepared mustard
1 cup vegetable oil
   salt and pepper to taste
10 cups mixed salad greens, rinsed and dried
2 Red Delicious apples, cored and thinly sliced

1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread the walnuts out
on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the
preheated oven, or until lightly toasted.
2 In a food processor, combine the cranberries, vinegar, onion, sugar, and
mustard. Puree until smooth; gradually add oil, and season with salt and
3 In a salad bowl, toss together the greens, apples, and enough of the
cranberry mixture to coat. Sprinkle with walnuts, and serve.

 Makes 10 servings

Stewed Tomatoes

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Susie
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2002 7:57 AM
  Subject: old fashion stewed tomatoes

  The stewed tomato recipe was made with 4 slices of buttered bread 
  cut into cubes.  Then you put 2 slices of the buttered bread in the 
  bottom of the casserole dish, add whole, sliced or cubed tomatoes 
  with just a little of juice, don't remember the spices if any, the 
  rest of the bread on top and you cook it for how long and at what 
  temperature.  The last few minutes you add cheese to the top so 
  it can melt.

Hi Susie,

Below is the one I have for this.


  Stewed  Tomatoes

   Ingredients : 
   2 tbsp. butter
   1 onion, finely chopped
   1/2 c. green pepper, diced
   1 tbsp. flour
   2 tomatoes, diced
   1 tsp. salt
   1 tsp. sugar
   1 1/2 slices toasted white bread, buttered
   grated cheddar or American cheese

   Preparation : 
     In medium saucepan, melt butter.  Add onion and green pepper;
   saute for 3 minutes.  Add flour.  Cook and stir for 1 minute.  Stir
   in tomatoes, salt and sugar.  Cook and stir until mixture boils and
   thickens.  Cut toasted buttered bread into 1/2 inch squares.  Stir
   in half of the toasted square.  Pour into greased 1 1/2 quart
   casserole.  Top with remaining toast squares.  Bake in a preheated
   350 degree oven until hot and bubbly, about 15 minutes.  After first 
  10 minutes remove and sprinkle grated cheese on top. Return to oven 
  for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted
  Serves 4.

Zhua Fan

----- Original Message -----
From: Steph
To: phaedrus
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 5:07 PM
Subject: Xinjiang recipes

> Hi
> Travelling out west in China's Xinjiang Province, I several times had a
> delicious dish called 'zhua fan' which translates as 'claw rice' or 'hand
> rice'.  It's a bit like a biriyani or a pilaf, with lamb and an orange
> coloured vegetable which is probably carrot but could possibly be
> pumpkin/squash.   I'd be interested to know how it's made.
> Also, several of your recipes mention "Pet milk".  We don't use this term
> (brand name?) in New Zealand - can you tell me what it is please.
> Thanks
> Steph

Hi Steph,

I could not find a recipe for zhua fan anywhere. However, I did find an article about food in Xinjiang which described the dish as:

"Breakfast eaters with hardier taste buds may prefer ``zhua fan'' or ``grabbed rice'' -- a concoction of rice, raisins, nuts and grated carrots fried in swirling mutton fat that is eaten with the hands." The full article about Xinjiang cuisine is at: Xinjiang

"Pet" is an American milk company that produces, among other things, canned evaporated milk. The "Pet" brand has been very popular in the U.S. for many years, so popular that many recipes just say "Pet milk" instead of saying "evaporated milk."

You can use any brand of evaporated milk that's available to you in New Zealand in those recipes.



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