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  •  I finally made use of my grape leaves (12+ / 0-)

    I have a grape arbor with two vines, about 5 years old.  All we've done with them in the past is snack on the grapes, but this past spring a picked a lot of new leaves and brined about 3 pints of them...just for the hell of it.

    Today I made a batch of dolmades, or stuffed grape leaves.  They are yummy, but do require some effort.  A wintry day that keeps you inside is perfect for this project.  If you've had stuffed grape leaves before, you know what they are about.  Tangy with lemon, with rice and parsley and some garlic and onion.  You can experiment with the filling...some like a little mint, or fennel bulb.

    But they are good.  Tonight we had stuffed grape leaves, some good Manchego cheese and olives, some salami and homemade bread.

    Here's the video I used as a guide (and if you grow grapes, I'll post another vid below showing how to brine the leaves)

    Oregon:'s cold. But it's a damp cold.

    by Keith930 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 05:20:28 PM PST

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