08/25/12

Turkish Zucchini Pancakes

I learned this recipe from my mother, who grew up in Turkey. The biggest challenge with Zucchini pancakes is getting them to be more dry or crispy than soggy.  This recipe produces a a very nice texture, although you can always bake them afterward to dry them out even more. Zucchini pancakes are typically served at room temperature, which makes this a good dish to bring to a party. Try to select tender, young zucchini, but if that’s not possible (especially this late in the season), then cut the zucchini lengthwise down the middle and remove the seedy core with a spoon before grating.  Although I’m normally a stickler for recipe quantities, this is one recipe where you really are better off going by “feel.” Especially since the moisture level of zucchini varies, as does the size of eggs. Continue reading

06/19/12

Non-Toxic Deodorant & Antiperspirant that Really Works

I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I have an underarm sweat and odor problem. I can’t tell you how many nice tops I’ve had to throw out because of sweat stains that I could never wash out. Finally I went to an endocrinologist and he diagnosed me with Hyperhidrosis. That’s medical lingo for sweating a lot. He went over various options, like prescription-strength antiperspirants and even surgery! But one of his recommendations combined with something else I discovered has been quite effective, so I thought I’d share the solution that has worked well for me. Continue reading

10/8/11
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Homemade Yogurt Recipe – Regular & “Greek Style”

In Greece, Turkey, Lebanon and other parts of the Middle East and Mediterranean, yogurt commonly comes in two forms – regular and strained. What stores in the US sell, labeled as “Greek Style” yogurt, despite saying “authentic” and “natural” on the packaging, are very poor imitations of real strained yogurt. I’m going to show you how to make real yogurt, which is not only a lot cheaper, but tastier and healthier than anything you can buy in the store. Plus, it’s really easy to make! Continue reading