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Building A Healthier Burger

June 19, 2012

Building A Healthier Burger   Nothing says grilling season like a hot & juicy burger.  You can enjoy an American favorite that is new and improved by giving your burger a healthy twist without skimping on flavor.  Here are some things that you can do to create a better burger. ...

Saint Anthony of Padua

June 13, 2012

Saint Anthony June 13th Feast Day Anthony of Padua or Anthony of Lisbon was born Fernando Martins de Bulloes on August 15, 1195 and died June 13, 1231.  He was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order.  He died in Padua, Italy, but was born to a...

Interesting Chicken Facts

June 12, 2012

Interesting Chicken Facts   I have loved chickens for many years.  Twenty years ago I had a chicken coop built on my property where I lived in the Pacific NW.  I raised laying hens so that I could cook with fresh eggs.  During the day I let my hens roam...

How To Peel A Tomato

June 5, 2012

How To Peel A Tomato   Score the blossom end of the tomato (the bottom – opposite the stem) and drop into a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds.  15 to 20 seconds if the tomato is very ripe.  Transfer to a bowl of cold water.  The skin will...

17 Things To Do With Homemade Ricotta

June 3, 2012

17 Things To Do With Homemade Ricotta   Now that you’ve made your Homemade Ricotta what are you going to do with it?  Here are 17 things to do with that delicious Homemade Ricotta.    Make a Cheesecake  Fill Ravioli  Eat Warm Drizzled With Good Quality Olive Oil  Make A Tart...

A Note About Zest

June 1, 2012

A Note About Zest   The intense flavor and aroma of citrus zest adds great flavor to so many foods from soup to sauces to cookies and cakes.  The real trick in using lemon, lime or orange zest is to remove only the outer, colored layer of the peel.  Avoid...

Whispering Winds Eggs

May 28, 2012

Whispering Winds Eggs   These eggs are very good and Connecticut grown.  All of the Whispering Winds chickens are free range and fed natural grain with no hormones, chemicals or antibiotics added.  I get the Whispering Winds Eggs at Saugatuck Craft Butchery,   Saugatuck Craft Butchery 575 Riverside Ave Westport,...

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