Browsing Archive: December, 2012

Billionaire's Bacon

Posted by on Monday, December 31, 2012, In : Recipes 

1 lb. bacon
1 1-2 cups light brown sugar
1. Separate strips of bacon and blot dry with paper towels. Put sugar into a wide dish. Coat both sides of bacon in sugar, firmly pressing sugar into each strip. Lay bacon out on sheet pans as coated (some sugar will fall off).
2. Cook bacon in a preheated 425° oven, turning once, until browned and lacquered, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a lightly oiled sheet pan to let cool. Break slices into thirds.



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Bowtie Chicken Alfredo

Posted by on Friday, December 28, 2012, In : Recipes 
Adapted from Tasty Kitchen
Ingredients
12 ounces, Bowtie Pasta (farfalle)
4 Tablespoons Butter
2 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
Salt And Pepper, to taste
2 cloves Garlic, Minced
¾ cups Dry White Wine (may Substitute Low-sodium Chicken Broth)
½ cups Half-and-half
3 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
Low Sodium Chicken Broth, As Needed For Thinning
¾ cups Parmesan Shavings Or Grated Parmesan
2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley, Minced
Preparation Instructions
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and s...

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Roasted Butternut Squash, Radicchio and Onion

Posted by on Friday, December 28, 2012, In : Recipes 
Adapted from Simply Recipes
Prep time: 15 minutesCook time: 45 minutes
INGREDIENTS
1 medium butternut squash (about 2 pounds), peeled and cut into chunks
1 large onion, peeled and cut into wedges through the root
1 head radicchio, cut into wedges through the root
Olive oil
Salt and black pepper
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Grated parmesan or pecorino cheese to taste, about 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup
Balsamic vinegar to taste, about a tablespoon
METHOD
1 Preheat the oven to 400°F. Toss the squash chu...

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Pan Roasted Brussel Sprouts With Bacon

Posted by on Friday, December 28, 2012, In : Recipes 



 From Summer Tomato
Ingredients:
1 lbs brussels sprouts, cleaned and halved
2 slices of bacon
1 cipollini onion (or 1 leek or 2 baby leeks)
1/2 cup walnuts or hazel nuts, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp fresh oregano leaves, finely chopped
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp butter

Blanching Brussels Sprouts: 
 
Start some water boiling and add a few pinches of salt. Rinse and halve your brus sprouts. When the water comes to a rolling boil, add sprouts and set a kitchen timer for 5 minutes. Do not rely on yourself t...

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Food/Farming Related Articles/Tips


Cost SAVINGS Of Eating Organic vs. Processed Foods

The Truth About Eggs - What store bought egg labels really mean

An interesting article about Skim Milk

Attention Allergy Sufferers (Could it be Soy?)

How corporations put the spin on food
Interview with Michael Pollan in Cleveland

Ever wonder where your milk is from? Type in the code on your milk carton or other dairy product.

Freezing Fresh Vegetables, an OSU extension guide

Freezing Fresh Fruit, an OSU extension guide

Monsanto Tumbles Down, e-magazine article about GMO crops

What Are We Eating? PDF chart - What the average American Consumes In A Year

Listen In - The Diane Rehm Show on NPR, discussion about Organic Food Standards. 



Feeding children - 3 book recommendations











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