17 July, 2012

0 A look at some of the newer words and phrases about food. pink slime n. An industrial meat byproduct consisting of compressed low quality beef trimmings treated with ammonia gas and used as a filler for ground beef. 100-foot diet n. A diet that consists mostly or exclusively of food grown in one’s garden. pollotarian n. A
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14 July, 2012

0 After you’ve trimmed off a bit of the stem end, and a bit of the pointy end, pack your one pint sterilized jars with okra, first filling the bottom with the enough okra to fill the bottom of the jar, thick end pointing down. Then cram as many more as you can in between
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14 July, 2012

0 When the production of your garden really starts to kick in during the summer, it’s hard not to get overwhelmed with the bounty. This recipe helps, because by roasting down all of the vegetables, you intensify their flavor. And you’ll love the aroma of the roasting vegetables. Aside from the tomatoes and the garlic,
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9 January, 2012

0 This may be the best thing that could ever happen to a chicken. I get a whole lot of compliments on this one. There are some members of my extended family who insist I bring this to any family gathering, regardless of the time of year. The technique of putting lit coals over top
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29 March, 2011

0 1 T olive oil 1 large leek 1 stalk of celery, diced 2 carrots, diced 2 or 3 sprigs of thyme 1 sprig of rosemary 1 bay leaf 1 small to medium russet potato, peeled and quartered stock or water 1 cup puy lentils bunch of fresh spinach, chopped fine salt & pepper 3 T
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12 March, 2011

0 2 large red bell peppers 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 lb boneless beef shank, or normal stew beef, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces Kosher salt & pepper 2 large onions, chopped 4 large cloves of garlic, minced 2 t caraway seeds, toasted and ground 3 T Hungarian sweet paprika 3 T all-purpose flour
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24 November, 2010

0 Here’s a list of recipes and techniques from the archives. What’s a “Heritage” Turkey? — information on whether you should bother with this expensive variety of turkey. My Turkey Plans — This post has a recipe and instructions for brining a turkey. Roasted Turkey : An Old-Fashioned Method — Larding a turkey has you
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7 November, 2010

0 Tried this in a chicken last week. I’m usually against putting stuffing inside a chicken or a turkey, since it means longer cooking time, and increases the chances of bacteria, but I figured if I didn’t make the stuffing too tightly packed, and if I put it in the bird hot, just before roasting
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21 October, 2010

0 In one way, I think my wife usually dreads the autumn, because that’s when I start doing things with winter squash. For the most part, she’s not into them. I think it has something to do with the way they sort of stick to your teeth, and their tendency to be sweet like sweet
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20 August, 2010

0 12 oz / 355 mL Coca Cola 1½ c / 355 mL Heinz ketchup 1 medium onion, chopped fine ¼ c / 60mL cider vinegar ¼ c / 60 mL Worcestershire sauce 1 t chili powder 1 t salt hot sauce (Tabasco, Texas Pete) to taste Bring all of the ingredients just to boil,
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