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Browsing Archive: March, 2012


Posted by on Friday, March 30, 2012, In : Recipes 

Since we don't often use mayonnaise, making our own makes so much sense. For added flavor, try the Basil Mayo below. Recipe courtesy Alton Brown of Food Network


  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 pinches sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup oil, safflower or corn


In a glass bowl, whisk together egg yolk and dry ingredients. Combine lemon juice and vinegar in a separate bowl then thoroughly whisk half ...

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Maurice Salad

Posted by on Saturday, March 24, 2012, In : Recipes 

adapted from allrecipe.com


  •  1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  •   3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  •   3/4 teaspoon onion juice
  •   3/4 teaspoon sugar
  •   3/4 teaspoon Dijon-style prepared mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  •   1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, diced
  • ...

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Homestyle Sloppy Joes

Posted by on Wednesday, March 21, 2012,
Adapted from mrfood.com

Make your own Homestyle Sloppy Joes from scratch in the same time it would take to start with a store-bought Sloppy Joe mix, and reap the fresh-tasting rewards.

Serves: 6
Cooking Time: 15 min
2 to 2-1/2 pounds ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
8 sandwich or hamburger buns, split
In a large skillet over medium-...

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Pupa con L'uova "Italian Easter Bread"

Posted by Chuck Murray on Sunday, March 18, 2012, In : Recipes 
1 package rapid rise yeast or 2 1/2 tsp. cake yeast
1-1/4 cup scalded milk, cooled to room temperature
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 whole eggs, beaten
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 cups unbleached flour
1 whole egg, beaten with 1 tsp. cold water
6 whole Murray Hill Farm colored eggs, uncooked
Assorted candy sprinkles

The Easter eggs do not need to be hard boiled. They will cook when the bread bakes. I usually dye the eggs right out of the refrigerator. Just be careful not to crack them when dying them! In ...

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Cucumber Kimchi

Posted by on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, In : Recipes 
Submitted by CSA member Lea Loizos

(adapted from Eating Well, July/Aug 2010)
2 pickling cucumbers or other small cucumbers (about 8 ounces)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 scallions, white and light green parts only, finely chopped
1 1/4-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon Korean chile powder (see Note)
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon fish sauce 

Cut cucumbers in half lengthwise and then crosswise into 1/8-...

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Raspberry Oatmeal Squares

Posted by Chuck Murray on Friday, March 9, 2012, In : Recipes 
Adapted from joyofbaking.com

Oatmeal Base:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup light brown sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups wheat flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups rolled oats, divided


1 cup raspber...

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Creamy Wheat Berry Hot Cereal

Posted by on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, In : Recipes 
Wheat berries are not actually berries. This chewy grain, the kernel of the wheat plant, looks similar to brown rice when cooked. According to the Wheat Foods Council, a 1/2-cup serving of wheat berries contains only 42 calories and boasts 2 grams of dietary fiber. Wheat berries provide folate, potassium and protein, making them a smart alternative to traditional white rice. While soaking wheat berries overnight reduces cooking time, you can also cook them without soaking.

1 1/4 cups old-fashi...

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Pot Roast

Posted by Chuck Murray on Monday, March 5, 2012, In : Recipes 


  • 1 whole (4 To 5 Pounds) Chuck Roast
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 whole Onions
  • 6 whole Carrots (Up To 8 Carrots)
  • Salt To Taste
  • Pepper To Taste
  • 1 cup Red Wine (optional, You Can Use Beef Broth Instead)
  • 2 cups To 3 Cups Beef Stock
  • 3 sprigs Fresh Thyme, or more to taste
  • 3 sprigs Fresh Rosemary, or more to taste

Preparation Instructions

First and foremost, choose a nicely marbled piece of meat. This will enhance the flavor of your pot roast like nothing else. Generously sal...

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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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