Category Archives: How to Cook

How to Cook :: Meatloaf

You guys, I seriously suck at food photography. I get so excited about eating that I forget to take a picture of the finished product while it’s still fresh and hot. So I end up saving a little square of … Continue reading

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How to Cook :: Sausage, Potato & Kale Soup

Sometimes I go to the grocery store with a list and a plan for recipes I intend to make. Other times my strategy is to shop the sale items and plan around them, which exercises my creative-cooking muscles while helping … Continue reading

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How to Cook :: Slow Cooker Beef Stew

This is one of the very first recipes I started handing out at farmers market. Really easy, really quick, really delicious! You start with a couple pounds of beef stew meat: Put the stew meat pieces in the bottom of … Continue reading

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How to Cook : Freezer Chicken

I mentioned on the Facebook page last week that I planned to grab some of our fresh-butchered chickens before they froze and put together some freezer meals. Here’s what I did: The cut up chickens come in a bag looking … Continue reading

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How to Cook : Perfect Roast Chicken

On Sunday it was time to try out the red rangers we just butchered. We loved raising these. They’re much more active than regular CornishX broilers. They have way fewer heart and leg problems. And they’re smart enough to put … Continue reading

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How to Cook : Pork Carnitas Tacos

Recently I discovered a great website called 100 Days of Real Food. I love it because the recipes use simple, unprocessed ingredients and they’re not overly complicated. Perfect for my “lazy cooking from scratch” style! Once upon a time I … Continue reading

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Italian Beef Sandwiches

So of course the first things we sell out of every summer are steaks and burger. And then… it’s time to get creative with the other cuts we have! Roasts can seem like more of a winter comfort food, but … Continue reading

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How to Cook :: 2 beef stew meat recipes

Mongolian beef – this maybe doesn’t look particularly appetizing but trust me, it’s just the picture not doing it justice because it was delish! I tried out a couple of new recipes this week, both utilizing that wonderful tool of … Continue reading

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How to Cook : Pork and Vegetable Soup II

I wasn’t expecting to like this soup. Which, I know. Why would you make a soup you weren’t expecting to like? But it was one of those things… I wanted soup, I wanted pork and vegetables in it, but I … Continue reading

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How to Cook : Mayonnaise

(alternately titled, “Reasons my mother thinks I may have been an alien baby”) (subtitled “wherein I use a lot of italicized comments in parentheses”) Me: I made mayonnaise today! My Mom: Why? Conversations like these are not altogether rare around … Continue reading

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