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Re: Peppermint/spearmint

Thanks, I will play with this.  My husband has an ailment that calls for a
high carb diet.  We both need fiber.  The garden is full of green tomatoes
ready for some warm sun to ripen.  Once that happens, I plan to try this
recipe.  I'll bet ripe tomatoes really make the difference.

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN

> [Original Message]
> From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 06/13/2003 6:36:26 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Peppermint/spearmint
> In a message dated 06/12/2003 8:10:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> holmesbm@usit.net writes:
> >
> > Have you a recipe?  Sounds delicious...especially for summer.
> >
> Bonnie, I'm not a recipe person.  I usually just mix things until they
> right.  I looked for a recipe online and came up with several - one from a
> Syrian website that identified Taboule as "crocked wheat salad."  They all
> have
> slight differences, so play around with it until you get it the way you
> it.
>  The following is from an Indian website.  It does not include cucumbers,
> every other one I saw did, and I think the cucumber adds a lot.  This one
> way too much parsley for my taste, but again, play around with it.
>   I just reread this recipe - also, too much olive oil.  The directions
> it sound as if you add the lemon juice to the water drained from the
bulgur -
> not so.  I guess this is a case of English as second language.  I would
> only the juice from a couple of lemons and 1/4 cup of oil - mix together
as in
> a
> vinagrette.  Let it stand for an hour or so for the flavors to blend.
>  It's a great midsummer dish - keeps well in the refrigerator, is easy to
> take on a picnic, goes well with almost anything, and can be made early
on a
> hot
> summer day so you don't have to cook in the heat of the day.
> Enjoy!
> Auralie
> Taboule
> Ingredients:
> 1 cup crushed wheat
> 6 bunches of parsley
> 1/2kg Tomatoes
> 1 bunch fresh mint
> Pinch of pepper
> 2 large onions
> 1 cup olive oil
> Juice of 4 lemons
> 3 tsp. Salt
> Pinch of white pepper
> <A HREF="http://www.evesindia.com/writeforeves/sharerecipes.html";>Share
> recipes here</A>
> Method:
> 1. Place the crushed wheat in a bowl and pour enough water to
>    cover it completely. Let it soak for 15 minutes. Drain the water
>     and to it add the lemon juice.
> 2. Finely chop the mint and the parsley leaves.
> 3. Chop the tomatoes into small cubes and add the mint, parsley
>     and the tomatoes to the crushed wheat.
> 4. Finely chop the onions and mix the salt, white and black
>     pepper. Add to the mixture and mix well. Add the olive oil and
>     toss gently.
> 5. Heap the Taboule in a dish and decorate it with capsicum that
>     is cut into rings and lettuce leaves.
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