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For the Summer Fasts
#412226 07/05/15 04:49 PM
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CUCUMBER MARIANTED SALAD

2 large cucumbers PEELED and sliced thin
1 onion peeled and sliced thin
2/3 cup vinegar
6 Tablespoons sugar

Peel and slice vegetables. Sprinkle with salt.
Mix sugar/vinegar. Stir

Chill in refrigertor for several hours.

Tip: The marianade can be used over and over again...keeping adding new cucumbers as the garden grows.

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Thomas the Seeker #412227 07/05/15 05:15 PM
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Sounds delicious!

I make exactly that but without the sugar almost every day during the summer. I'll try it with the sugar.

Although how you can manage to wait "several hours" is beyond me.

It's also good if you add some sliced carrots.

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Thomas the Seeker #412228 07/05/15 06:03 PM
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The vinegar/sugar dressing is the "Pennsylvania Dutch" staple "sweet and sour" which can be used with many vegetables.

"Sweet and sour" cole slaw can be made with finely shreded cabbage and maybe some finely diced carrots.

That same dressing can be used with a variety of chopped vegetables blended together (often green beans, lima beans, kidney beans, celery, onions, carrots, cauliflower, and a little sweet corn) for a relish called "chow-chow". That one is best refrigerated for a day or two.

All fast-friendly!

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Michele #412239 07/05/15 11:17 PM
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I'll have to make it without the sugar . . . frown

And it's not because I'm already sweet enough! wink

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Thomas the Seeker #412349 07/17/15 02:59 PM
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uborkasalátával

Hungarian Cucumber Salad...the only thing I do differently is after I salt the cucumbers...let it sit to draw the water out then squeeze them so they take in some of the sugary vinegar smile

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Thomas the Seeker #412351 07/18/15 07:30 AM
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Interesting!

The "Pennsylvania Dutch" largely originated from the German Palatinate and Saxony...there are a lot of "easternisms"in that region including onion-domed churches and some residual reminders of a six week Nativity Fast.

Stands to reason that there would be some culinary cross-over as well.

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Thomas the Seeker #412374 07/20/15 07:55 PM
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Never knew they put sugar in it. Just love it smile

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And for another wonderful Dormition Fast dish: homemade stir fried shrimp fajitas.

Fresh from the garden zuchinni and tomatoes, store-bought peppers and onions and a medley of cayenne and other southwestern spices with precooked shrimp, served in a whole wheat tortilla topped with spicy guacamole.

Fasting does not have to be bland!

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Thomas the Seeker #412854 09/03/15 10:56 PM
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OH yes!

YOU SCREAM, I SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!
4 mashed bananas
1cup pumpkin pie puree
1/3 cup maple syrup
11/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Blend, freeze, enjoy!

Pumpkin Ice cream

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Thomas the Seeker #412858 09/04/15 03:14 PM
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I'll remember that for the Nativity Fast.....Thanksgiving and pre-Christmas feasts.

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Thomas the Seeker #412863 09/04/15 10:51 PM
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I agree, it's not really summer, but I couldn't get it to post elsewhere.

You know, just thinking about it, wonder how it would work for folks that like all the fancy pumpkin coffees? Maybe not though, I guess it would have the pumpkin puree, and banana in it. Wonder if it could be blended with an oil free cool whip or something. It would be a lot healthier than most.

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Thomas the Seeker #417216 07/15/17 01:35 AM
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EASY SOUTHWESTERN TACO SALAD

Corn chips
Romaine lettuce (any lettuce or spinich leaves will do)
Bush's Southwestern or Steakhouse Recipe Grillin' beans
Spices
Fresh Salsa (Willy's recommended)

Place chips on plate (great use for the tiny pieces in the bottom of the the bag)
Layer lettuce on top
Add beans.
Spinkle with spices including chili powder, to taste
Top with fresh salsa

Fasting ≠ Boring


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