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2 inch knob of ginger
1 cup of parsley
dash of cayenne pepper >>>if you like sweeter juice add some watermelon, cantaloupe, or honey dew<<< Directions ::
Peel cucumbers, remove skin
from lime, and turn on juicer. Juice parsley, ginger, lime, and
cucumbers. Pour over ice and add a dash of cayenne pepper, or more to
Grilled Chicken Wings with Maple Barbecue Sauce
by our friend JansSushiBar
From Jan at http://www.janssushibar.com/!
Melt the lard in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion
and sauté until tender, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute.
Add tomato sauce, maple syrup, soy sauce and red pepper flakes; bring
just to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce thickens
slightly, about 20 minutes. Stir in the vinegar; season sauce to taste
with salt and pepper. Reserve about 3/4 of a cup for the chicken wings,
and store the rest in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a
While the sauce is simmering, prepare and heat your grill, depending
on type – if using charcoal, make sure you have a bed of hot coals,
covered in ash, spread evenly beneath the grate. Raise the grate to
between 4 and 6 inches above the coals/heat.
Rinse the chicken wings and dry then with a paper towel. Pla…