Browsing Archive: February, 2012

Irish Soda Bread

Posted by Chuck Murray on Monday, February 27, 2012, In : Recipes 
Irish Soda Bread
Makes one loaf

4 cups flour
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
4 tbsp. butter
1 cup raisins
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 cups buttermilk

1. Preheat oven to 425°. Sift together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda into a large mixing bowl.
2. Using a pastry cutter or two knives, work butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal, then stir in raisins.
3. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add beaten egg and buttermilk to well and mix in...

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Fionn's Sweet Carrot Pancakes

Posted by Heather on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, In : Recipes 

Makes 8 (6 inch) pancakes
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 finely grated organic carrots
1/2 cup orange zest
2 tbs. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup salt

Butter your pan or griddle for about 2 minutes. Beat the eggs in a medium bowl for one minute. Mix in flour, milk, carrot, orange zest, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Pour about one half cup of batter onto center of griddle. Cook until the edges become golden and the bubbles begin to break. Fl...

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Pickled Beets

Posted by Heather on Thursday, February 16, 2012, In : Recipes 
Ingredients

    * 1 bunch (4 or 5) beets

    * 1/4 cup cider vinegar

    * 1 Tbsp sugar

    * 1 Tbsp olive oil

    * 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

    * Salt and pepper

Remove greens from beets. Wash and cut beets to uniform sizes so they will cook evenly. Steam or boil around 30 minutes or until done. (Alternatively, you can roast them by wrapping them whole in foil and cooking them in a 350°F oven for about an hour.) A fork easily inserted into the beet will tell you if the ...


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World’s Best Braised Cabbage

Posted by on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, In : Recipes 
by Molly Stevens

1 medium head green cabbage (about 2 pounds)
1 large yellow onion (about 8 ounces)
1 large carrot, cut into 1/4 inch rounds
1/4 cup chicken stock, homemade or store-bought, or water
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste

1-Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Lightly oil a large gratin dish or a baking dish (9 by 13 inch works well).

2-Trimming the cabbage: Peel off and discard any bruised or ...


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Orange and Honey Glazed Carrots

Posted by on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, In : Recipes 
Adapted from Saveur magazine

Ingredients
12 tbsp. unsalted butter
4 lbs. carrots, peeled and cut into 1½-inch chunks
1 cup honey
Juice and zest of 1 orange
Pinch of salt and fresh-ground black pepper
2 tbsp. chopped fresh tarragon

Instructions
Melt butter in a 12"-wide, high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots, honey, and orange zest and juice. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened and carrots are soft,...

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Kale Chips

Posted by Heather MacLeod on Sunday, February 12, 2012, In : Recipes 
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a non insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt.
  3. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minute...

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Granola Cereal

Posted by on Thursday, February 9, 2012, In : Recipes 


Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cups quick cooking oats
  • ½  cup wheat germ
  • ½  cup wheat bran
  • ¼  cup brown or raw sugar
  • ¼  cup vegetable oil
  • ¼  cup honey
  • ¼  cup water
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup flaked coconut

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix oats, wheat germ, and wheat bran.
  3. In a medium bowl, blend brown sugar, vegetable oil, honey,...

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Honey Oatmeal Cookies

Posted by Chuck Murray on Saturday, February 4, 2012, In : Recipes 
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 egg, beaten
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
1 cup shredded coconut
Cream shortening and sugar. Add honey and egg. Add oats and dry
ingredients. Add vanilla, chopped nuts, and coconut. Drop by teaspoon-
fulls onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-14
minutes or until lightly golden on edges and set.


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Taco Bell In The News Again

Posted by Chuck Murray on Thursday, February 2, 2012, In : In The News 
Several months ago, many of the food industry websites and blogs I follow were reporting an outbreak of salmonella across multiple states but no one was saying what the people sickened had eaten. And they didn't say where the people had eaten. Most news agencies quoted the Center For Disease Control (CDC) as "restaurant A" was the source. That was it. For whatever reason, this non-disclosure didn't help anyone who wanted to avoid a helping of salmonella.

Fast forward to today and Food Safety N...
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Honey Glazed Pork Chops

Posted by Chuck Murray on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, In : Recipes 
1/2 cup honey
2 tbs Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
cooking spray
4 boneless loin pork chops
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Combine first five ingredients. Heat a large non-stick skillet
coated with butter or cooking spray over medium-high heat.
Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper and cook 2 minutes on
each side or until browned. Reduce heat to med-low, add
honey mixture. Cook 10 minutes or until done, turning once.


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