Browsing Archive: January, 2014

Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Posted by on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, In : Recipes 
Ingredients
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 whole Medium Onion, Halved And Sliced
4 slices Bacon, Cut In Half
2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
Several Dashes Hot Sauce (I Used Louisiana)
2 slices Sandwich Bread
3 whole Hard Boiled Eggs, Peeled And Sliced
Salt And Pepper, to taste
2 slices Cheese, Any Variety (I Used Swiss And Monterey Jack)
More Butter, For Grilling
Preparation Instructions
Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-low heat and cook the onions low and slow for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove ...

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Buttermilk-Chive Mashed Potatoes

Posted by on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, In : Recipes 

2 lbs. russet potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 Tbsp half-and-half
4 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup chives, chopped
freshly ground black pepper
Put the potatoes in a large pot. Add the 2 salt and enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the potatoes are tender when pierced, 15 to 20 minutes. Turn off heat, drain well in a colander, and return to hot pan to evaporate some more moisture.
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Bacon Pimento Macaroni & Cheese

Posted by on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, In : Recipes 

2 cups elbow macaroni
4 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. dry mustard powder
2 cups milk
8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
5 dashes hot sauce
1 (4 oz) jar pimentos, drained
5 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
kosher salt
black pepper
Preaheat oven to 350.
Fill a large saucepan with water, and bring to a rolling boil. Add 1 tablespoon salt to the water. Add the pasta, and cook for 5 minutes. Drain pasta and set aside.
In the same saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour, a...

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Brown Rice, Lentil and Spinach Soup

Posted by on Friday, January 17, 2014, In : Recipes 

INGREDIENTS
½ lb. sweet Italian sausage
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 carrots, finely chopped
2 ribs celery, finely chopped
1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
1 tsp. cumin seeds,
½ tsp. dried thyme
1 dried chile de árbol
12 cups chicken broth
1 cup long-grain brown rice, rinsed
¾ cup brown lentils, rinsed
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
½ lb. spinach, coarsely chopped


INSTRUCTIONS
1. Remove sausage from its casings. Heat oil in a 5-quart pot over medium-high heat; add sausage and cook, ...

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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. 



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