Archive for October, 2012

For some reason I just love having chickens. My dad had chickens as a matter of neccessity when young and I like to think I inheirited my fondness for anything chicken from him.  Chickens have been on our acreage for the past 26 years.  As I calculate that number, and   Read More ...

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Time after time, while preparing food for cooking I reach for my kitchen scissors, or shears.  Kitchen shears help out in many situations.  They are the perfect tool for cutting up a chicken, meat, or fish.  Herbs and green onions snip into perfect, uniform pieces with a kitchen shears.  Cutting meat   Read More ...

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  Not long ago I shared adding cocoa in tomato-based chili.  Many have found it to be delicious, and several have been curious how it came to be.  Cocoa in my chili was an accident.  I wish I could say my culinary adventuresome spirit, or spice knowledge was responsible.  Sorry,   Read More ...

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Tired of dips and spreads filled with cheese, sour cream, mayonaise, or even all three?  Try Chickpea & Black Olive Spread for a high protein, healthy alternative.  Flavorful and satisfying this spread is a nice alternative to typical spreads and dips.  Good warm or cold, it is a perfect fall   Read More ...

You plant your tomatoes.  You nurse them along.  You imagine all the wonderful things you will make with fresh, red, garden tomatoes.  The very thought makes your mouth water.  Sure enough, eventually your tomatoes ripen and ripen and ripen. Soon tomatoes are present at nearly every meal and take up   Read More ...

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Broccoli is easy to find in any season just about everywhere.  Fresh from the garden or the farmer’s market is always my first choice, it’s the best. Most grocery stores have ‘fresh’ broccoli in the produce section year round.  Frozen broccoli is a convenient alternative when fresh isn’t available. Broccoli   Read More ...

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Wild cod deserves special treatment! It is a rich, succulent fish.  All too often cod is baked or fried, both of which can be delicious.  Try poaching! You won’t dry out the fish or mask it in crumbs and oil.  Poached cod will be moist and flavorful.  The combination of   Read More ...

Chili is a favorite soup for countless people.  I think  there are as many varities of chili as there are people who like it.  A delicious secret to any tomato-based chili is baking cocoa.  Yes.  You did read that correctly: baking cocoa.  I discovered this totally by accident but cocoa   Read More ...

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Love, love, love fall.  I have been thinking about this and don’t quite know why fall is my favorite season.  Maybe all the colors, maybe knowing Thanksgiving, the best holiday of all, is on the way, or maybe it’s the food associated with fall.  I think it is a bit   Read More ...

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Making pasta is something I absolutely love doing.  It is relaxing and satisfying. Making my own noodles of every type, my own ravioli, whatever is heaven.  I like using fresh eggs from my hens and good flour.  I don’t worry about what is in my flour, or where my eggs   Read More ...

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