Ikebana Harrisburg


Recipes and Miscellaneous

Help in pronouncing Japanese words:

a is pronounced as “ah” as in father
e is pronounced “eh” as in Edward
i  is pronounced  “ee” as in police
o is pronounced “oh” as in oats
u is pronounced “oo” as in tune

Doubled consonants are pronounced with a brief pause between syllables.  The Japanese “r” is pronounced like something between the English “r” and “l”.  Japanese does not have a plural form.  Thus YUBI (finger) can refer to one or many finger(s) (sic)


Recipes our members have enjoyed at our luncheon meetings:

Carol’s Five Bean Salad

Five to seven cans of your favorite beans, (including chickpeas) rinsed and drained
One large red onion, chopped

Three carrots, peeled and chopped

Mix together: 3/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cup oil (canola or olive), and 3/4 cup red wine vinegar

Add to dressing:  1 T fresh parsley, 1 T fresh oregano, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 1/2 tsp fresh basil, 1 1/2 tsp fresh thyme, and freshly ground pepper

Toss all together and marinate overnight.


Crispy Cole Slaw by Jane Gentzel

Mix:  1 lb cole slaw mix with carrots
2 pkgs. beef ramen noodles (minus the flavor packets)
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup slivered almonds, toasted in 350 oven for 6-8 min
1 bunch or less of green onions, chopped
2 carrots, grated (opt.)

1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup white vinegar
2 ramen beef seasoning packets

Mix well until thickened.
Dress cole slaw mixture about an hour before serving.

(Makes about 2 quarts.)


Easy Key Lime Pie by Geri Male

1 box of graham cracker crumbs. (Follow recipe on box for crust. Adjust amounts for number of mini-crusts you are making. I use powdered sugar instead of sugar as the crumbs adhere better when I bake the crusts. I also add at least half cup chopped walnuts.

16 oz. cream cheese. Low fat/ yoghurt/store brand/Philadelphia
14oz. Condensed milk
5-6 limes (more if you use key limes)
Zest the limes. Set aside
Juice the limes. You should have a bit more than half a cup. This is where you taste. Get it between bland and sour. I err on the sour side.

BLEND all ingredients until smooth. You may blend in the zest and have green specks (very tasty) or use the zest to decorate tops. Chill before serving or serve slightly frozen.

This is quick and easy. Add cool whip to filling for a lighter version. Adjust cream cheese down. Make this your own invention and never give me credit. That would be yours!