Mrs. Restino’s Country Kitchen
Table of Contents

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Hors d'Oeuvres 8

  • Spring Dip 9
  • Blue Cheese Dip 9
  • Hot Salsa 9
  • Hummus 9
  • Guacamole 10
  • Onion Dip 10
  • Tofu Dip 10
  • Antipasto Grill 10
  • Tempura 11
  • Children's Hors d'Oeuvres 12
    • Stuffed Eggs 12
    • Dry-Roasted Sunflower Seeds 12
    • Popcorn 12

Soups & Stocks 13

  • Vegetable Stock 13
  • Chicken Stock 14
  • Beef Stock 14
  • Fish Stock 14
  • Miso 15
  • Miso Soup 15
  • Clear Onion Soup 16
  • Borscht 16
  • Homemade Chicken Soup 16
  • Golden Soup 17
  • Split Pea Soup 17
  • Broccoli Soup 17
  • Potato Bisque 18
  • Asparagus Bisque 19
  • Mushroom Bisque 19
  • Cream of Chicken Soup 19
  • Corn Chowder 19
  • Fish Chowder 19
  • Clam Chowder 19
  • Bean Soups 19
  • Stone Soup 20
  • Mrs. Restino's Minestrone Soup 21

Vegetables in Season 22

  • Growing Your Own Vegetables 22
  • Spring Vegetables 26
  • Steamed Asparagus 26
  • Boiled Fiddleheads 27
  • Greens 27
  • Cheese Patties 30
  • Greens with Onions 30
  • Aemono 30
  • Sautéed Jerusalem Artichokes 31
  • Sautéed Parsnips 31
  • Steamed Peas 32
  • Sweet-and-Sour Sugar Snaps 32

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  • Summer Vegetables 33
    • Young Fresh Beans 34
    • Large Beans 34
    • Beans and Tomatoes 34
    • Bean Sandwiches 34
    • Corn on the Cob 35
    • Cattail on the Cob 35
    • Choclos 36
    • Steamed Pursiane 36
    • Wild Mushrooms 35
    • Sautéed Summer Squash 38
    • Stuffed Zucchini a la Restino 39
    • Summer Stir-Fry 40
    • Tomato Salad 41
    • Char-Broiled Peppers 42
    • Charley's Salad 43
    • Cucumber Salad 43
    • Suzy's Vinaigrette 44
    • Roquefort Cheese Dressing 44
    • Homemade Mayonnaise 44
  • Fall Vegetables 45
    • Steam-Blanched Broccoli 46
    • Water-Blanched Broccoli 46
    • Steamed Brussels Sprouts 46
    • Steamed Cauliflower 4
    • Cauliflower Curry 47
    • Winter Vegetables 48
    • Harvard Beets 48
    • Sautéed Beets and Carrots 49
    • Beet Salad 49
    • Tart Red Cabbage 50
    • Cabbage Tamari 50
    • Marinated Carrots 51
    • Carrot Salad 51
    • Winter Stir-Fry 51
    • Steamed Squash 52
    • Tzimmes 53
    • "Baked" Squash 53
    • Baked Stuffed Potatoes 54
    • Scalloped Potatoes 55
    • Curried Home Fries 55
    • Alfalfa Sprouts 56
    • Himmel und Erde 56

Herbs & Condiments 57

  • Herbs 58
    • Bouquet Garni 59
    • Simple Mustard 62
    • Tarragon Vinegar 63
    • Basil Vinegar 63
    • Salt Stretcher 64
  • Tisanes & Herbal Teas 64
  • Spices & Condiments 65
  • The Pantry 67
    • Chocolate 67
    • Carob 67
    • Yeasts 67
    • Baking Soda 68
    • Baking Powder 68
    • Fats 69
    • Eggs 71
    • Sweeteners 71
    • Chemicals in Food 72

Sauces & Marinades 74

  • Fresh Tomato Sauce 75
  • True Spaghetti Sauce 75
  • Lasagne or Pizza Sauce 76
  • Tomato Paste 76
  • Mexican Tomato Sauce 77
  • Sara's Pepper Sauce 77
  • Barbecue Sauce 77
  • Basic Cream Sauce 78
  • Onion Sauce 78
  • Mushroom Gravy 79
  • Macrobiotic White Sauce 79
  • Cheese Sauce 79
  • Velouté Sauce 79
  • Holiday Sauce 80
  • Sauce Béarnaise 81
  • Brown Sauce 8
  • Sweet-and-Sour Sauce 82
  • Stir-Fried Vegetable Sauce 82
  • Homemade Pesto 83
  • Salsa Verde 83
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    • Yogurt Marinade 84
    • Lemon Tarragon Marinade 84
    • Wine Marinade 84
    • Tamari Marinade 84

Vegetarian Dishes 85

  • Pasta e Fagioli 90
  • New England Baked Beans 90
  • French Bean Dish 91
  • Brazilian Black Beans 91
  • Dragon Beans 92
  • Lentil Stew 92
  • Falafels 92
  • Pasta 93
    • Homemade Noodles 94
    • Buckwheat Noodles 94
    • Green Noodles 94
    • Spaghetti Carbonara 95
    • Lasagne 95
    • Lasagne Blanco a la Eleanor 96
  • Eggplant Parmigiana 97
  • Omelet for Two 97
  • Quiche 98
  • Asparagus Quiche 98
  • Quiche Charlaine 99
  • Egg Rolls 99
  • Cheese Fondue 101
  • Cauliflower Cheese 102
  • Welsh Rarebit 102
  • Blintzes 102
  • Tofu 103
    • Lemon Marinade 103
    • Tamari Marinade 103
    • Tofu Stir-Fry 103
    • No-Problem Pizza 104
    • Mexican Enchiladas 105
    • Potato Pancakes 105
    • Caizones 106

Special Cooking 108

  • Baby Food 108
  • First Cereal 108
  • Puréed Fruits 109
  • Puréed Soups 109
  • Puréed Vegetables and Meats 109
  • Other Good Baby Foods 109
  • Cooking For a Mob 110
  • Breakfast 110
  • Recovery Food 111
  • Travelling Food 112

Fish & Shellfish 113

  • Preparing Fish 114
  • Codfish Cakes 116
  • Cod Pepper Stew 117
  • Oven-Crisp Fish 117
  • Sole Fillets with Mushrooms 117
  • Stuffed Striped Bass 117
  • Broiled Bluefish Fillets 118
  • Hake a l'Orange 118
  • Baked Bass Fillets 119
  • Broiled Halibut Steaks 119
  • Solomon Gundy 119
  • Rolled Sole 120
  • Shark Kebabs 120
  • Poached Salmon 121
  • Pan-Fried Small Fish 122
  • Shellfish & Seafood Sauce 123
  • Shellfish Spaghetti 124
  • Mussels Jambalaya 125
  • Mussels Steamed in Own Broth 26
  • Crab Feed 126

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Poultry 128

  • Chicken 128
  • Raising Meat Birds 129
  • Roasting Chart 135
  • Gravy Broth 135 Chicken Gravy 135
  • Fresh Bread Stuffing 136
  • Sesame Chicken 136
  • Chicken Supreme aux Herbes 136
  • Chicken Kiev 137
  • Chili Chicken Stir-Fry 137
  • Chicken Pilaf 138
  • Chicken with Chanterelles 138
  • Coq au Vin 139
  • Thai Chicken Curry 139
  • Duck a l'Orange 140
  • Maccheroni con Tacchino 140

Meats 141

  • Roasting Meat 142
  • Roasting Chart 143
  • Pan Gravy 144
  • Baked Ham 145
  • Cocido 146
  • Pork Roast Carbonnade 146
  • Boeuf Bourguignon 147
  • Osso Buco 148
  • Sara's Chinese Pork Chops 148
  • Pepper Steak 149
  • Wiener Schnitzel 149
  • Spareribs 150
  • Pan-Fried Liver 150
  • Noodles Nonnioff 150
  • Pat Nixon's Hot Tamale Pie 151
  • Moussaka 152
  • Meatball Mix 153
  • Sweet-and-Sour Stir-Fry 153
  • Cabbage Rolls 154
  • Old-Fashioned Sausage Dinner 155

Grains, Nuts & Seeds 156

  • Steamed Cracked Wheat 160
  • Steamed Whole Wheat 160
  • Steamed Bulgur 161
  • Brown Rice 163
  • Almond Pilaf 164
  • Spanish Rice 164
  • Wild Rice 164
  • Rice Mirepoix 165
  • Corn Mush, Polenta or Grits 167
  • Masa Harina 167
  • Masa Tamale Casserole 167
  • Roasted Oat Cereal 168
  • Famiia 168
  • Sam Brooks's Granola 169
  • Quick Oatmeal 169
  • Roasted Oatmeal 169
  • Steamed Millet 170
  • Simmered Grains 172
  • Rice Cream 172
  • Oat Cream 172
  • Steamed Buckwheat (Kasha) 173
  • Gomasio 175

Breadmaking 176

  • Whole Wheat Bread 183
  • Big Baddeck Brown 183
  • Sourdough Starter 184
  • Sourdough Bread 184
  • French Bread 185
  • Pita Bread 186
  • Sesame Crackers 186
  • Maple Syrup Bread 186
  • Holiday Bread 187
  • Raisin Bread 188
  • Porridge Bread 188
  • Beer Bread 189
  • Focaccia 189
  • English Muffins 190
  • Picnic Rolls 191
  • Bagels 191
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Quickbreads 192

  • Scones 193
  • Raisin Scones 193
  • Hoecakes 194
  • Whole Wheat Biscuits 195
  • Oaten Cakes 195
  • Cornmeal Pancakes 195
  • Mother Earth Pancakes 196
  • Crêpes 196
  • Oatmeal Pancakes 196
  • Whole Cornbread 197
  • Blueberry Muffins 197
  • Janet's Muffins 197

Desserts 198

  • Cakes 199
    • Suzy's Coffeecake 199
    • Apple Streusel Cake 200
    • Gingerbread Cake 200
    • Oatmeal Spice Cake 201
    • Coconut Topping 201
    • Aunt Carrie's Carrot Cake 201
    • Cream Cheese Frosting 201
    • Most Incredible Chocolate Cake 202
    • French Butter Icing 202
    • Orange Butter Cake 202
    • Plain Butter Cake 202
    • Chiffon Cake 203
    • Chocolate Chiffon Cake 203
    • Lemon Chiffon Cake 203
    • Orange Chiffon Cake 203
    • Mocha Java Icing 203
    • Rhum Baba 204
    • Sponge Cake 204
    • Apricot Almond Fruitcake 205
  • Bars & Squares 205
    • Granola Bars 205
    • Maple Nut Squares 205
    • Itty's Breakfast Bars 206
    • Date Bars 206
    • Coconut Meringue Squares 207
    • Snowy Day Squares 207
    • Choco- Raspberry Brownies 208
  • Cookies 208
    • Almond Cookies 209
    • Coconut Oatcakes 209
    • Peanut Butter Cookies 210
    • Fat Archies 210
    • Birdseed Brittle 211
    • Oat Raisin Treats 211
    • Spice Cookies 211
    • Peppernuts 212
    • Gingerbread Figures 212
    • Springerle 214
    • Cookie Icing 214
    • Sugar Cookies 215
    • Fabulous Choc- Chip Cookies 215
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  • Pies 216
    • Piecrusts 216
    • Single Whole Wheat Piecrust 217
    • Single 'White Piecrust 218
    • Crumb Crust 218
    • Elsie's Foolproof Piecrust 218
    • Strawberry Rhubarb Pie 218
    • Lemon Meringue Pie 219
    • Blueberry Apple Pie 219
    • Fruit Pizza 219
    • Apple Crisp 220
    • Rhubarb Crisp 220
  • Ultimate Cheesecake 220
  • Yogurt Cheesecake 221
  • Custards & Puddings 221
    • Baked Custard 222
    • Indian Pudding 222
    • Orange Sponge Custard 222
    • Raspberry Sponge Custard 222
  • Homemade Ice Cream 223
    • Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream 224
    • Creamy Chocolate Ice Cream 224
    • Philadelphia Ice Cream 224
    • Creamy Strawberry Ice Cream 225
  • Dessert Sauces 225
    • Fruit Sauce 225
    • Raspberry Melba Sauce 225
    • Chocolate Fudge Sauce 225

Dairy 226

  • Yogurt Recipe 230
  • Yogurt Cheese 230
  • Meat Tenderizer 231
  • Cultured Buttermilk 231
  • Sour Cream 231
  • Buttermaking 231
  • Cheesemaking 232
    • Cottage Cheese 237
    • Goat's Milk Cottage Cheese 238
    • Fromage Blanc 238
    • Neufchâtel 238
    • Liptauer Cheese 239
    • Panir 239
    • Pashka 239
    • Cape Breton Cheese 241
    • Gouda 242
    • Colby Cheese 243
    • Goat's Milk Feta 243
    • Romano Cheese 244
    • Cheddar Cheese 245
    • Suppliers 245
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Home Brewing 246

  • Beer 246
  • Strawberry Wine 251
  • Blueberry Wine 251
  • Saskatoon Berry Wine 251
  • Dry Rhubarb Wine 252
  • Apple Cider 252

Food Storage 253

  • Root Cellar Storage 254
  • Attic Storage 257
  • Drying Fruits and Vegetables 258
  • Fruit Leather 259
  • Canning 262
    • Bottled Tomatoes 265
    • Tomato Juice 265
    • Tomatoes in juice 265
    • Bottled Tomatoes, Hot Pack 265
    • Ketchup 266
    • Bread and Butter Pickles 266
    • Vegetable Pickles 266
    • Mustard Bean Pickles 267
    • Proper Dill Pickles 268
    • Bottled Applesauce 269
    • Bottled Blueberrries 269
    • Bottled Peaches or Pears 270
    • Blackberry Cordial 270
    • Elderberry Rob 270
  • Jellies and jams 271
    • Homemade Pectin 271
    • Apple Syrup 273
    • Apple Jelly 273
    • Spiced Apple Jelly 273
    • Strawberry Jelly 273
    • Raspberry Jelly 273
    • Blackberry Jelly 274
    • Peach or Cherry Jelly 274
    • Elderberry Jelly 274
    • Mint Jelly 274
    • Grape Jelly 274
  • Freezing 275
    • Freezing Fruits 276
    • Freezing Meats 280
    • Freezing Fish 283
    • Freezing Vegetables 284
    • Freezing: Cooked Foods 288
    • Baked Goods 288
    • Eggs and Dairy Foods 289
    • Tofu 289

Kitchen & Tools 290

  • Appliances 290
  • Knives 292
  • Tools 294

The Woodstove 295

  • Working Parts of the Woodstove 296
  • Using the Stove 298
  • General Cooking 299
  • Accessories 301

Measure & Conversion 303

Index 306