15 October, 2013

A LOOK AT SOME OF THE NEWER WORDS AND PHRASES RELATED TO FOOD AND EATING. haloodie n. A person who has an ardent interest in halal food. [halal + foodie] bliss point n. The specific concentration of salt, sugar, or fat that makes a food maximally tasty. food forest n. A garden that includes mostly food-producing plants, particularly fruit and
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17 July, 2012

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 person
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14 July, 2012

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 then,
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14 July, 2012

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, you
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9 January, 2012

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 of
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29 March, 2011

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 balsamic
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12 March, 2011

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 2
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24 November, 2010

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 putting
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7 November, 2010

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 it,
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21 October, 2010

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 potatoes
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