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2020


2020-March  -  Barley and Oat Soda Bread
Featuring: Soups and Stews (Irish Lamb Stew, Guinness Chili con Carne, Creamy Tomato Soup, Chunky Tomato Soup, Cod Fish Stew), Magnificent Veggies (Coconut Sweet Potatoes with Mustard Greens, Oven Roasted Root Vegetables, Yellow Squash and Apple Casserole, Creamed Green Beans with Bacon), Retro Dessert Ideas (Fudge Pudding Cake, Lemon Pudding Cake), Black Cardamom.

2020-February  -  Beef Bordelais
Featuring: Guatemalan Foods: Entrees (Carne Fria, Guatemalan Style Enchiladas, Hilachas, Pollo en Jocon), Sauces and Marinades (Chimichurri Marinade, Adobo Sauce & Marinade, Salsa Verde or Green Sauce and Tomato Sauce), A Couple of Wonderful Desserts (Polvorones and Plantains in Mole Sauce), and Plantains: How to Select and use Them.

2020-January  -  Whole Wheat & Ale Bread
Featuring: Warm and Satisfying Soups and Stews (Roasted Corn & Poblano Chowder, Sonoran Style Beef Stew, Beef Vegetable Soup with Beans & Barley and Cod Fish Stew), Sauces and Relishes to Brighten Meals (Hatch Ancho Chili Sauce, Blackberry Chutney, Cherry Onion Mustard, Roasted Tomato Pickle), Another Excellent Sauce called Machanka,  Sonoran Spice Mix.

2019


2019-December  -  Peppers Escabeche
Featuring: Holiday Cookies (Thumbprints, Miracle Peanut Butter Kisses, Pistachio Tea Cookies, Russian Tea Cakes, Gingerspice Cookies, Gingerbread Cookies), Appetizer Spreads & Nibbles (Green Pea Pancakes with Cheese & Spicy Cranberry Relish, Chicken Artichoke Cheese Spread, Festive Layered Cheese Spread, My Favorite Pesto, Andouille Coins), Nut Pita, Allspice Berries.

2019-November  -  Chicken Tequila
Featuring: Celebratory Main Dish ideas (Individual Beef Wellingtons, Individual Chicken Wellingtons, Free-Form Puff Pastry Turkey Pie, Four-Pork Pie in Hot Water Pastry), Lower Carb Side Dishes for Heavy Meals (Balsamic Pearl Onions or Balsamic Pearl Onions with Dried Cherries, Fall Fruit Compote, Szechuan Hot Sour Cabbage, Red Cabbage with Apples & Bacon), Alternatives to Pumpkin Pie (Frangipane Apple Tart, Fresh Pineapple Pie, Chess Pie, White Chocolate Mini Tarts), Szechuan Peppercorns.

2019-October  -  Cabbage and Rice
Featuring: Hearty Side Dishes (Red Cabbage with Apples & Bacon, Oven Roasted Root Vegetables, Coconut Sweet Potatoes with Mustard Greens, Mushroom Gnocchi Fricassee), Pasta Dishes (Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, Cabbage with Noodles, Pasta with Lentils & Blue Cheese, Spaghetti Bolognese), Apple Dumplings, Mahlab.

2019-September  -   Orange Chiffon Pie
Featuring: Slow Cooker and Quick Pickles (Pumpkin Butter, Apple Butter, Pickled Red Onions, Pickled Mustard Seeds), Four Ways with Beets (Beet & Apple Relish, Lemon Garlic Beets, Beets with Horseradish, Chocolate Beet Cake), Grilled Marinated Shrimp or Scallops, Thai Red Curry Paste.

2019-August  - Beet Spice Sheet Cake
Featuring: Great Summer Side Dishes (Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad, Three Bean & Bacon Medley, Mustard Potato Salad, Japanese Curly Noodle Salad), Favorite Summer Pies (Raspberry Cream Pie, Chocolate Mousse Pie, Rhubarb Pineapple Pie, No-Bake Cheesecake Pie), Guatemalan Chimichurri Marinated Fajita Meat, Fennel.

2019-May  -  Bran Muffins
Revisiting Past May Newsletters (Herbs & Spices. Grilled Potato Salad with Three Onions, Appetizers, All Meat Paella), Scones (Whole Grain Kamut Khorasan Maple Pecan Scones, Buckwheat Scones with Romano, Fogs, Thyme & Walnuts, Cran-Raspberry White Chocolate Scones, Earl Grey Currant Scones with Lavender & Pecans).

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As of September 2019, I allowed my website to lapse. I cannot change my past newsletters, so many of the links to recipes, ones directed to the now defunct "A Harmony of Flavors" website, will not work. I have made an effort to place most of the website recipes here in this blog, and with that, linking them in the lists below. 

I am deleting those individual Newsletter posts in my blog, as all the dead links are in there. Instead, I am solely listing here the recipes that were highlighted in those Newsletters, that had no longer had links. Please excuse the confusion.


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Featured: Green Tidbits for St. Patrick's Day (Green Pea Pancakes with Smoked Salmon Mousse, Green Pea, Feta & Mint Spread, Lemon Artichoke Pesto with Chicken, Pesto Cream Filled Cherry Tomatoes); Green Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Ideas (Matcha & Black Sesame Muffins, Poached Eggs & Brussels Sprouts on Salsa Verde, Butternut Squash Falafel, Pork Shoulder in Green Sauce); Green Cookies: Green Tea Lime Sables; Pistachios (in Pistachio Tea Cakes, Honey Pistachio Loaf, Pistachio & Goat Cheese Cheesecake).

2019-February  -  Bonus Recipe: Spinach with Lentils or Palak Pappu

2019-January  -  Bonus Recipe: Chili with Benefits
Featured: Heartwarming Soups (Mom & Dad's Bean Soup, Chicken & Dumplings, Hearty Corn Chowder, Turkey Vegetable Soup with Dumplings), A Variety of Breads (No-Knead Bread, Whole Wheat Oatmeal Soda Bread, Kamut & Teff Pita Breads, Anadama Seed Bread), A Couple of Alternate Meal Ideas (Chinese Dumplings/Potstickers, Butternut Squash Falafel), Bay Leaves; a Basic Necessity.

2018

Featured: Cookies & Candies to Try (Speculaas, Forgotten Cookies, Nutritious, Delicious Fudge, Pecan Praline Fudge), Party Appetizer Snacks (Chicken & Raisin Samosas with Green Chutney, Flank Steak Rolls with Asiago & Arugula, Green Pea Pancakes with Smoked Salmon Mousse, Andouille Coins with Mango Chutney), Meat & Cheese Skewers, Christmas Tree Cheese Mold, Saffron (used in: Everything But the Kitchen Sink Vegetable Soup, My Kitchen Aid Mixer Bread, Saffron Almond Tea Wafers).

2018-November  -  Bonus Recipe: Chicken with Mushrooms
Featured: Cranberry Orange Relish, Alternates to Cranberry Sauce (Fall Fruit Compote, Beet & Apple Relish, Cran-Cherry Relish with Ruby Port, Balsamic Pearl Onions, Balsamic Onions with Dried Cherries), Alternate Thanksgiving Menu (Coconut Sweet Potatoes with Mustard Greens, Creamed Green Beans with Bacon, Creamy Corn Casserole, Sweet Cocoa Rubbed Pork Loin Roast, Sweet Smoky Cocoa Rub), Soup for a First-Course: Parsnip, Pear & Leek Soup, Cheesecake Mincemeat Pie, Thyme Herb.

2018-October  -  Bonus Recipe: Irish Bairin Breac / Barmbrack (update to recipe: add egg along with other wet ingredients)

2018-September  -  Bonus Recipe: Veggie Kebabs

2018-August  -  Bonus Recipe: Tortellini Artichoke Salad

2018-July  -  Bonus Recipe: Island Flavored Loaf Cake

2018-June  -  Bonus Recipe: Oven Roasted Root Vegetables

2018-May  -  Bonus Recipe: Sweet Potato & Brown Rice Salad
Featured: Herbs & Spices to Try: Coriander Seed (Pork in Indian Spices, Pickled Red Onions, Turnip Pickles, Falafel, Keema Mattar, Mixed Lentil Dal, Speculaas Spice Mix, Speculaas Cookies), Allspice Berries (Pumpkin Loaf, Spicier Pumpkin Pie, Jerk Marinade, Salsa Verde), Chive Flowers (use in any salad or anywhere you want a tiny pop of flavor, and in Grilled Potato Salad with Three Onions), Dried Lavender (Earl Grey Scones with Lavender and Pecans, Lavender Nut Tea Loaf).

2018-April  -  Bonus Recipe: Million Dollar Pound Cake
Featured: Cran-Raspberry White Chocolate Scones, Chestnut Cheesecake, Lamb Korma, Tej Patta (Indian Bay Leaves).

2018-March  - Bonus Recipe: Matcha Almond Sponge Torte
Featured: Irish Lamb Stew, Irish Brown Bread, Warming Foods for end of winter (Meatloaf Inspiration, Holupki or Cabbage Rolls, Unstuffed Pork Chops, Mom's Beef Stew), Apple Dumplings, Beets with Horseradish, Fenugreek Three Ways (Palak Paneer, Coorg Pork Curry, Goan Pork Vindaloo).

2018-February  -  Bonus Recipe: Chicken & Andouille Gumbo
Featured: King Cake, Delicious Louisiana Foods (Bread Pudding, File Powder, Hamburger & Andouille Gumbo), Flourless Chocolate Torte with Strawberry Buttercream, Wonderful Breakfasts (Blackberry Compote, Buckwheat Millet Pancakes, Rosemary Parmesan Biscuits, Hatch Ancho Chili Sauce, Black Beans, Cran Raspberry White Chocolate Scones), Cafe Brulot (not yet in the blog), Star Anise, Chinese Five-Spice Powder.

2018-January  -  Bonus Recipe: Smoky Beef & Currants in Acorn Squash
Featured: Everything But the Kitchen Sink Vegetable Soup, Toor Dal with Tomatoes  & Spinach, Wine Tasting & Food Pairing: Hoisin Pork with Blackberry Chutney, Butternut Squash Falafel with Pickled Turnip (Pairs well with Pinot Noir or Chardonnay), Mock Wellington Bites (Pairs well with Cabernet Sauvignon), Smoky Andouille & Corn Pouches (Pairs well with Malbec, Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon), Spanakopita Cups (Pairs well with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc), Comfort Foods Around the World (Mixed Meat Paella, Chinese Dumplings or Potstickers, Chicken Paprikash, Lamb Korma), Banana Bread Light, Curry Leaf and its uses (Toor Dal with Tomatoes & Spinach, Telangana Chicken, Fragrant Lemon Rice, Goan Pork Vindaloo).


2017


2017-December - Bonus Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake Tarts

Featured: Holiday Cookies (Cardamom Almond Cookies, Cinnamon Cookies, Rolled Butter Cookies, Russian Tea Cakes), Christmas Eve Party Snacks (Smokies in Puff Pastry, Bean & Cheese Dip, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Cheese Twists, Pepper & Cheese Spirals, Savory Brie & Rosemary Cheesecakes), A Festive Holiday Meal (High Temperature Prime Rib Roast, Twice Baked Potatoes, Cloverleaf Rolls from Basic Potato Roll Dough, Green Beans with Gorgonzola, Dulce de Leche Turtle Cheesecake).

2017-November  -  Bonus Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Bars
Featured: Great Thanksgiving Side Dishes (Mashed Potatoes & Parsnips, Better Than Mom's Stuffing, Rich Turkey Stock for Great Gravy, Cranberry Orange Relish), Great Side Dish: Dijon Caper Brussels Sprouts, Pie Possibilities (Spicier Pumpkin Pie, Cheesecake Mincemeat Pie, Double Chocolate Pecan Pie, Best Pecan Pie), Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix.

2017-October  -  Bonus Recipe: Tiramisu

Featured: All Things Pumpkin (Pumpkin Pie, Spicier Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Butter, Pumpkin Loaf), Great Stews (Beef Ragout, Pheasant & Mushroom Stew), Best Apple Crisp, Ever, Kale & Feta StrudelSweet Smoky Cocoa Rub (used in Sweet Cocoa Rubbed Pork Loin Roast, Smoky Beef & Currant Empanadas).

2017-September  -  Bonus Recipe: Mocha Meringue Cake with Berry Hibiscus Whipped Cream
Featured: Appetizers for an Open House (Mini Sweet Peppers with Chevre Honey Cream, Mini Asparagus Quiches with Feta & Prosciutto, Millard's Artichoke Quiches, Mocha Spice Cookies, Spanakopita Cups), Beets Overflowing the Garden (Beet & Apple Relish, Chocolate Beet Cake with Chocolate Buttercream), Grilling Pizzas (Margherita Pizza, Potato, Rosemary & Gorgonzola Pizza), All About Pepper.

2017-August  -  Bonus Recipe: Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
Featured: Appetizers for a Wine Tasting: (Lemon Artichoke Pesto Crostini paired with Pinot Gris, Hoisin Pork with Blackberry Chutney paired with Pinot Noir, Rosemary & Parmesan Wafers paired with Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay, Potato Pea Samosas with Green Chutney paired with White Conundrum or with Chilean Carmenere); Use Banana Peppers in Hot Pepper Mustard Relish; Red Curried Chicken Kebabs made with Thai Red Curry Paste; Four-Ingredient Miracle Cookies; Garrigue Seasoning.

2017-July  -  Bonus Recipe: Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers
Featured: Quick, Cool, Simple Meal (Green Pea, Feta & Mint Spread, Avocado Mango Salad, Grilled Pork in Indian Spices, Chocolate Mousse), Summer Rhubarb Recipes (Rhubarb Blueberry Bars, Rhubarb Cake, Rhubarb Pecan Coffeecake, Rhubarb Banana Bread, Rhubarb Raspberry Cheesecake Bars), Zucchini Abundance (Zucchini Lasagna, Zucchini Bread, Zucchini Tea Bread), Beet Bounty (Lemon & Garlic Roasted Beets, Chocolate Beet Cake), All About Nutmeg & Mace.

2017-June  -  Bonus Recipe: Gorgonzola Meatloaf
Featured: Grilled Summer Dishes (Grilled Ratatouille, Chimichurri Fajitas, Onion, Gorgonzola & Mushroom Stuffed Burgers, Grilled Potato Salad with Three Onions); Nightshade Family Vegetables; Stay Cool with Fresh RAW Corn Salad; Tropical Cole Slaw; Grains of Paradise.

2017-May  -  Bonus Recipe: No Mayo Pasta Salad
Features: Open House (or Any Occasion) Appetizers (Brie & Rosemary Savory Individual Cheesecakes, Squash, Prosciutto & Smoked Gouda Mini Quiches, Uniquely Fine Chicken Salad, Baklava Bars); Dehydrator Jam for Anyone; Cool (Blender) Cucumber SoupMixed Meat Paella; About Black Sesame Seeds (used in: Black Sesame Matcha Cheesecakes).

2017-April  -  Bonus: Red Wine Tasting Sheet and White Wine Tasting Sheet
Featured: Wine and Appetizer Pairing Event (Sweet Potato Bourbon Tamales with Country Ham & Cheese served with Terra d'Oro Chenin Blanc/Viognier; Grilled Flank Steak Rolls with Asiago & Arugula served with Charles & Charles Red Blend; Mini Greek Lamb Sliders with Tapenade served with J. Lohr "Tower Road" Petite Sirah; Brie in Phyllo Cups with Cherry Preserves served with Stella Rosa 'Black'); Easter Foods (Beets with Horseradish, My Kitchen Aid Mixer Bread); Less Sugar Chocolate Macarons; Beef & Pork Seasoning.

2017-March  -  Bonus Recipe: Sprouted Barley & Wheat Flour Soda Bread
Featured: Wine and Appetizer Pairing Event Highlights from 2016 (Parmigiano-Filled & Prosciutto-Wrapped Dates paired with Roscato Prosecco, Lemon Artichoke Chicken Pesto on Baguette paired with Barone Fini Alto Adige Pinot Gris, Flank Steak Rolls with Romano Cheese & Cherry Onion Relish paired with Planeta Cerasuolo Di Vittoria and Caponata with Italian Sausage on Ciabatta paired with Rocca Delle Macie Chianti Classico); In honor of St. Patrick, Gluten Free Angel Food Cake with Pistachio Green Tea Swirl; Guinness Chili con Carne; Oatmeal Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies; About Black Cumin.

2017-February  -  Bonus Recipe: Spanakopita Cups
Featured: A Valentine Labor of Love in Sweet Potato Cardamom Cupcakes with Pistachio Cream Filling and Strawberry Rosewater Frosting; About Peppadew® Peppers and Cheese Filled Peppadews®; Guatemalan Style Chiles Rellenos; Fenugreek as Herb, Spice and Vegetable.

2017-January  -  Bonus Recipe: Million Dollar Pound Cake
Featured: Cran-Raspberry White Chocolate Scones; Chestnut Cheesecake II; Lamb Korma; Tej Patta aka Indian Bay Leaves.

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