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9/26/12 7:06 A

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Ang, I'm so glad your family is enjoying the ginger ale. I have some ginger in my fridge (BTW you can freeze the ginger also and just peel and cut it while frozen...It keeps it from molding.) Anyway I need to use up that ginger and I need to make myself another batch. I hate it when I don't have some made!



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9/22/12 11:11 A

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Cynthia - BTW, I have "borrowed" your ginger ale recipe and have sent it to everyone in my family! We are all big drinkers of the ginger in the winter (well, when I used to live up north), and we would drink it warm with a little rum added in. Ummm, but I didn't do that until I was 21 - yeah right!

Anyway, I had 4 people e-mail me last night and thank me for it, so I am passing the thanks on to you!

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9/21/12 3:35 P

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Mom is going to send me the recipe for Ritter's homemade seasoning. I would suggest using less salt than she does. She's a salt-aholic with high blood pressure but unwilling to give up in her salt!

But I do know it has herbs in it that are good for inflammation. My uncle perfected it, but mom put in more good-for-you herbs so it would help the whole family as we all have arthritis issues. You'd think my brother and I were born to daredevils than regular down-to-earth people. He and I have both broken our backs - me at 19, him at 32. And I've broken everything else before and after 19.

Anyway I am promising to post that recipe. It makes a large containers worth, (think Wholesale Club-sized mayo container ~1.5 gallon) and we shake it up for about a month and let it blend together before using it at all. But it will last forever! (My uncle puts his on the floor and kicks it every time he walks by... but he's a bit weird anyway!)

And here it is...Ritter's Homemade Seasoning Recipe:

3 iodized salt - 26 oz .containers (uncle uses 6 but too much!)
6 black pepper - 3 oz. bottle
2 garlic 3 oz. bottle
2 onion powder - 3 oz. bottle
2 Italian seasonings - 3 oz. bottle
1 red pepper - 3 oz. bottle
1 cumin - 3 oz . bottle
1 tumeric 3 oz. bottle

Dump them all in and let them blend for about a month - and keep turning and shaking it (I was pretending my jug was a "shake weight" and would shake it when I went through the kitchen. And you can add anything else you want to it, but these are the basics.

Edited by: ANGRITTER at: 9/21/2012 (16:26)
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9/21/12 3:19 P

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Okay, I am having a hard time thinking of any right now because I am not cooking these days. Too hard in our big kitchen and only one leg. But I do use olive oil all the time. I did cook t-bones the other night and I used olive oil, so I guess that counts!

1 tablespoon of olive oil in the bottom of a 9x12 pyrex dish, smooth it around the entire bottom of the dish.

Add Montreal Steak Seasonings to the dish - evenly distributed. Then add Ritter's homemade seasonings (I need to get a list of everything in that) and sprinkle sparingly into dish.

Then lay your steak down in the mixture and pick up and flip it over so both sides are seasoned. The olive oil keeps the steaks moist and flavorful while broiling.

I broil mine 10 minutes on one side then 7 minutes on the other. I like mine VERY rare!

They come out soft and you can cut them with a fork and they are not greasy or too salty.

Hope this counts. :)

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9/15/12 10:18 P

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Home Made Ginger Ale....
This recipe is my all time favorite drink --and it's good for you (we'll ignore the brown sugar because the amount you consume per serving is VERY small.)

Here goes:
Cut about a third of a pound of ginger into "discs" about 1/8" thick (peel ginger before slicing)
put into a sauce pan 2 cups of water and 2 cups of brown sugar....
add a cinnamon stick( raw cinnamon) broken in to pieces into the mixture....
Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes

Take off of heat and cool. strain in to a container and add a pinch of cayenne pepper.
to serve, pour about one or two tablespoons into a glass and top it by filling the glass with sparkling mineral water.
This can be adjusted as to your taste by adding to or lessening the amount of syrup.



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9/7/12 8:56 A

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Good idea, miss thang! I like it!

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9/5/12 9:51 P

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Hi Team.
I have a challenge for September starting Sunday September 9th post a recipe containing an anti-inflammatory food ingredient such as
Salmon, Ginger, Olive Oil, any other Omega 3 fish, fiber or such. Each recipe posted gets one point, each recipe tried gets one point, we will use the honor system at the end of two weeks September 23rd I will personally buy the winner a prize worth 20 dollars from the spark people store, that's right people no virtual goodies a real live goodie to start the fall holiday season off right! So let's Tame the Flame of inflammation thru diet emoticon and may the best sparker win , but we all win when we are less inflamed and feel better emoticon .
Kim W.

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