shrub2_avaShrub is a colonial-day drink whose name is derived from the Arabic word sharab, to drink. It is a concentrated syrup made from fruit, vinegar, and sugar that is traditionally mixed with water to create a refreshing drink that is simultaneously tart and sweet. In the nineteenth-century, the drink was often spiked brandy or rum.

carbon2_avaThere are many ways to decrease your carbon footprint by changing what you cook for dinner: eat less meat, use local vegetables, grow your own, etc. But there are also many ways to decrease your carbon footprint by changing how you cook your dinner.

roosevelt-portrait

Hands down, my vote for the greatest presidents weve seen in this country goes to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. John Kennedy might have been a truly great president, but he died before he could prove his mettle, though his stand against the USSR during the Cuban Missile Crisis counts as something commendable, I guess. Anyway, I thought it would be nice to get in the mood for Election Day by cooking up food served in the White House during the time each man served as president. The following recipes come from these men or their wives and chefs/cooks.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

(Product 3,5 ounces - kcal*)
* a cal is the amount of energy required to increase the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 C grad.
a Kcal is the amount of energy required to increase the temperature of 1000 grams of water by 1 C grad.

 

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