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Smoked Salmon Mousse and Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

For that summer party or Sunday Brunch you can serve these light and fun tea sandwiches made with smoked salmon and cucumbers. Ingredients 3 English (hothouse) cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced crosswise 1 pound smoked salmon, diced 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, plus sprigs for garnish 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 3/4 cup ...

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Cultured banana a boon for farmers

The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) will undertake a sample survey of trees in the diamond city to ascertain its actual number and frame a policy to protect nature’s bounty. It has sought the help of a city-based NGO for this task. The sample survey of trees had begun earlier but work was stopped the reason for which was never known. ...

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Apple Tart

Make this quick and easy apple tart using convenient puff pastry sheets from the freezer case. Keep a package of the pastry on hand so you can prepare this impressive last-minute dessert anytime. Ingredients 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed (1/2 of 17.3 ounce package) 2 apples, such as Granny Smith or Golden Delicious, peeled, cored and thinly sliced 1/3 ...

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Mexican Coffee Recipe

Flavored with cinnamon, chocolate and vanilla, Mexican Coffee is an absolute treat! Serve with whipped cream sprinkled with cinnamon Ingredients 3/4 cup ground dark roast coffee (regular or decaffeinated) 2 teaspoons Cinnamon, ground 6 cups water 1 cup milk 1/3 cup chocolate syrup 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract Whipped cream (optional) Preparation Place coffee ...

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A Mexican makes nihari

In his highly readable book on Delhi, the noted writer Shahid Ahmed Dehalvi, recalled that nihari was concocted by a hakeem sahib in Delhi. It was meant to be taken at breakfast in winters and was supposed to act as a deterrent to cold, cough and congestion. Sadly, now the hakeem sahib must be turning in his grave for this ...

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Hearty Spaghetti and Meatballs

Made with crumbled bread and simmered in a rich tomato sauce, the meatballs in this dish are notably tender and flavorful — delicious served with pasta or as a hearty sandwich filling. The recipe makes a generous quantity, so you’ll have enough to freeze for another meal. Ingredients: MEATBALLS 1. 1 cup crumbled bread, preferably Italian 2. 1/4 cup water ...

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Green Apple Slaw

Here’s an appealing new take on a summertime classic. Our kids like the crunchy texture of Granny Smith apples and toasted pecans, while we like the ease of using a packaged coleslaw mix. This slaw is great with Asian Pulled Pork Sandwiches. Ingredients: 1. 1 cup mayonnaise 2. 1/4 cup cider vinegar 3. 2 tablespoons sugar 4. 1 teaspoon salt ...

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Whiff of curry wafts over Helsinki with 30 Indian restaurants

With over 30 South Asian restaurants, the aroma of curries and tandoori fare has become commonplace in this Finnish capital with eateries like Gandhi, Namaskaar and Samrat tickling the taste buds of locals and visitors alike to this land of the midnight sun. “Indian food is very popular here; people like the rich taste of our cuisines, spices, curries, naans, ...

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Grapefruit Iced Tea

Steamy weather calls for some quick refreshment. Here is a cooler to enjoy on the front porch, during dinner, or while you wrap up that endless round of yard work. Ingredients 1 quart boiling water 3 herbal lemon tea bags 2 regular size mint tea bags 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup lemon juice 3/4 cup grapefruit juice 1 quart ...

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Beef Ribs with Barbecue Sauce

Many recipes for beef ribs grill them as a rack and cut them up before serving, but some cooks like to cut the racks into ribs and grill them individually to make them extra crispy. The mildly hot spice mixture rubbed on the ribs complements the tangy barbecue-style sauce used to coat them near the end of grilling. Ingredients 6 ...

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Classic Potato Salad

Use Yukon gold, red or all-purpose potatoes in this classic potato salad. Ingredients 5 cups cubed potatoes (about 3 pounds) 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup sour cream 1/4 cup chopped celery 1/4 cup sliced green onions 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Mustard Seed 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt Preparation Bring potatoes to boil in lightly salted water in large saucepan. Cook ...

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Smoked Salmon Mousse and Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

For that summer party or Sunday Brunch you can serve these light and fun tea sandwiches made with smoked salmon and cucumbers. Ingredients 3 English (hothouse) cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced crosswise 1 pound smoked salmon, diced 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, plus sprigs for garnish 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 3/4 cup ...

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Raspberry-Mint Agua Fresca

Aguas frescas–cool, refreshing drinks typically made from fruits, grains and/or herbs mixed with sugar and water–are a specialty of Mexico, where they counter the heat of both the noonday sun and chili-laced cuisine. Ingredients 1/2 cup superfine sugar 22 raspberries 22 fresh mint leaves, plus 4 springs for garnish Ice cubes as needed Preparation Select 4 tumblers. In a saucepan ...

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Peanut Butter Soup

Explore the versatility of peanut butter with this delicious soup. It adds a contemporary twist for snacking and entertaining…and lunch! Ingredients 1-1/2 cups chopped onions 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon oil 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes 1-3/4 cups chicken broth 1 quart (4 cups) water 1 large sweet potato (1/2 pound), peeled, chopped 1 carrot peeled, chopped 1/2 ...

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