Cooking By Moonlight
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We build houses to protect us from the elements, dams to redirect rivers and even use chemicals to artificially enhance our food. So much goes into fighting nature that it is important to also learn how to work in harmony with the seasons and phases of the moon in order to feed body and spirit.
In Cooking By Moonlight each aspect of the moon's cycle is discussed offering suggestions on what to look for in a recipe, what ingredients to use during that time, blessings and food preparation tips. Learn how to develop your seasonal intuition. Enjoy the sensual experience of cooking with "love foods and practical magic" and understand how our food choices influence not only ourselves but the world around us.
Included are sections on "Stocking A Moonlit Pantry", "Using Herbs and Spices Magically", "Lunar Lessons and Menus" as well as over 100 recipes to tempt you. Many of the mouth-watering recipes are very easy to prepare and come complete with serving suggestions. Cooking By Moonlight is more than just a collection of recipes but is a guide to enriching your entire culinary experience.
Crab Cakes With Cranberry Orange Salsa
Crab cakes are always a special treat - the perfect appetizer for a waxing or full moon celebration, in any season.
Lay out a sheet of waxed paper to set the cakes on and divide the mixture to form 8 round crab cakes.
In a large, heavy-bottomed skillet, heat the oil over moderate head and fry the crab cakes until they are golden brown, about 4 minutes on each side. Drain briefly on a paper towel.
Garnish with a spoonful of the Cranberry Orange Salsa and a wedge of lime. Serve the crab cakes w!rm.
Cranberry Orange Salsa
Add the cilantro, brown sugar and lime juice and continue to pulse/process until the cilantro is finely chopped. Stir this mixture into the cranberries and mix well. Season to taste with sea salt. Cover and chill until you are ready to serve.
Serve the crab cakes on a bed of mesclun salad greens. You can also serve the Cranberry Orange Salsa with a basket of tortilla chips.
Moonlit Kitchen Tip
During cranberry seacon, stock your freezer with bags of fresh cranberries to have on hand through many moons.
Makes 4 Servings
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