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Old 02-16-2011, 01:51 AM   #1
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Kasha

I always wanted to try kasha (buckwheat groats). So, I bought some the other day at the bulk store. I prepared it according to the directions for breakfast--seasoned it with salt, butter, and pepper. I didn't like the "note" it left in my mouth. So, I have about 2 c of cooked kasha left (the dogs like it--I don't). What else could I do with it? I like barley, rice, quinoa, bulgar, grits--just didn't cotton to kasha as a "breakfast" food.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:58 AM   #2
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I never had it as breakfast food. I serve it as a side dish with sauteed onions and garlic or I make Kasha Varnishkes, which has bowtie pasta tossed in with the kasha.
I toast the kasha first in a dry pan, then simmer it in chicken broth. When it's done, I stir in the sauteed onions and garlic, salt and pepper. Delicious!
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Add it to pigs blood and make polish Kashanka.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:26 AM   #4
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Add it to pigs blood and make polish Kashanka.
Gee--I'm fresh out of pig's blood...
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:25 AM   #5
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Gee--I'm fresh out of pig's blood...

Maybe you could wrastle a pig........?

amazingly, I found that you can buy this stuff. (not that I would)
http://www.filipino-food-lovers.com/...pork_blood.jpg
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:34 AM   #6
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I wouldn't waste perfectly good pig's blood on Kasha.

I just can't find any way I like it.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:38 PM   #7
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I never had it as breakfast food. I serve it as a side dish with sauteed onions and garlic or I make Kasha Varnishkes, which has bowtie pasta tossed in with the kasha.
I toast the kasha first in a dry pan, then simmer it in chicken broth. When it's done, I stir in the sauteed onions and garlic, salt and pepper. Delicious!
Ditto! Its one of my favorite side dishes.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:52 PM   #8
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I thought it was already toasted/roasted? I guess if you smothered in pig's blood it might be better. I ended up putting the leftover cherry sauce from the night before on top...(which had onion, garlic, lime, and white wine in it <g>).
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I wouldn't waste perfectly good pig's blood on Kasha.

I just can't find any way I like it.
I couldn't have said it better myself, 4me.

I have a fairly short list of foods I don't like and Kasha would be way up there. My now husband prepared it as part of a meal when we were dating, and he asked me how I liked it. Being in a polite dating mode, I said "it tastes very healthy".
I just read him this thread, and now he knows the truth.....not fit for pigs blood.

Thanks for the laffs.....
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Being in a polite dating mode, I said "it tastes very healthy".
That's one way of describing it. My DH said it tasted like bird seed (I didn't ask him when he last ate bird seed).
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