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Maple Bulgur Pudding

Ingredients: 1 cup medium grain bulgur 2 cups water 2 cups milk 2 tsp salted butter 2 tbsp maple syrup 1/4 tsp salt Directions: The night before, place the bulgur in a medium saucepan with salt. Bring 1 cup water to a boil and pour over the bulgur. Cover with a lid and leave overnight. …

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Oven Roasted Peppers Recipe

HERE’s HOW to ROAST RED PEPPERS in the OVEN Set the over on a broil setting Place dry whole peppers on a baking sheet.  You can line with foil for easy clean up if desired. Broil the peppers until they are blistered and blackened all over, turning them as necessary. Place the roasted peppers in …

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Easy Cream of Spinach Soup

Spinach Soup Ingredients: 1 pound fresh cleaned and chopped spinach 1/2 cup unsalted butter 2 tbsp plain all-purpose flour 2 cups milk pepper to taste salt to taste 2 cups water for boiling Directions: Boil the chopped spinach in salted water for about 15-20 minutes. Drain, leave to cool for 10-15 minutes, then puree. Melt …

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7 Health Benefits of Bulgarian Fenugreek

The herb Fenugreek (сминдух) has a distinctive sweet smell. It is hardly known of in the U.S., but is very popular in Bulgarian cooking and has amazing health benefits. The following is a list of reasons why you should begin cooking with this amazing herb: It aids in digestive problems Helps with eczema Fenugreek is …

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Blueberry Syrup for Crepes

Ingredients: 2lb blueberries 1  cup water 1 cup sugar 1 lemon Directions: Wash berries and blend in a blender. Mix the puree with the water in a pot on the stove and boil. Let it boil on low heat for about 3-4 min. Remove from the stove. Strain the juice to get rid of the …

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Homemade Sun Yogurt

Ingredients 1 to 2 quarts milk 2 to 3 tablespoons plain yogurt Using the Sun Pour 1 quart warmed milk into a glass-lidded bowl or casserole dish. Add 3 tablespoons plain yogurt and cover with the glass lid or a clear glass pie pan. Place in the sun on a warm (not too hot) summer …

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Why Grow Summer Savory in Your Garden This Year

Summer Savory or Bulgarian Chubritsa is native to Southeastern Europe. The health benefits of this herb are numerous. Naturopaths suggest that oil of Summer Savory may help treat a variety of symptoms and aid in weight loss. If you make a tea out of it you can get ride of diarrhea, stomachache and sore throat. It can also …