Friday, December 26, 2014

December 26, 2014

 Winter Market!         Farm Fresh Eggs!

Saturdays, 9:00 – 1:00 at Hope Artiste Village located on 999 & 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket

Coastal Growers Market also open 10:00-1:00
at Lafayette Mill, 640 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown


Winter squash 

What to do with those onions? Here's an easy recipe for grape leaves stuffed with yellow onions and rice, called "derevi sarma." Ingredients - grape leaves, 3 lbs. of white onions, parsley and mint.


Slice all the onions and fry them in 1/2 cup of olive oil until they are very soft. Add 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 cup of rice, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp mint and parsley,  1/2 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp pepper, cinnamon and allspice. Although the recipe in the Treasured Armenian Recipes book did not call for it, I added 1 small can of tomato paste (as my mother did) for extra flavor and a little lemon juice. Now add 3/4 cup of water, cover the pan, and bring to a boil until the water is almost all absorbed. Remove from the fire and let it sit with the cover on for a little bit. This is the filling for the grape leaves.

These are the grape leaves

Grape leaves ready to roll. Be sure to remove the stem as shown and face the leaves wrong side up. 

Add a teaspoon of the onion mixture to the leaves and roll them up, tucking the ends inside and place in a deep skillet. Add 1 cup of water, cover and simmer until the rice is cooked.

The leaves will turn slightly darker when they are fully cooked.  Let cool thoroughly and garnish with lots of fresh lemon.  I like them best served cold. Enjoy!

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