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Pickled Bamboo Dumplings

When I featured Chili Bamboo Shoots in a Foodstuffs post some time ago, I mentioned that I would like to try using them as a dumpling filling. After a couple of other experiments using the stuff I only have a little left in the jar and I need to use it up. There really isn’t enough to use them alone as a dumpling stuffing, so I decided to use some of my homemade Pickled Mustard Greens and ground Pork to round out the volume. Anyway, for this experiment, we will be essentially be doing the Chinese style dumpling known as Jiaozi, or more specifically, 蒸餃子(zhēng jiǎozi), since we will be steaming them… Continue reading “Pickled Bamboo Dumplings”

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Homemade Pickled Mustard Greens

Recently, I featured some commercially produced Pickled Mustard Greens in a foodstuff post and subsequently used the product in some follow up recipe experiments. Now, since our greenhouse harvest is now complete (meager though it was), I am able to do up a batch of the homemade variety. I have not made pickles using mustard before but the technique I will be using here is largely the same as I use for other vegetables… Continue reading “Homemade Pickled Mustard Greens”