Easy Home Fermented Sauerkraut for Improved Gut Health & Awesome Flavor (Long Version)

I got a little long-winded in this video, so I will follow up with a more condensed version. In this extended version I cover many topics related to sauerkraut, including: probiotics lactobacillus facultative anaerobes lacto-fermentation kimchi and a few other miscellaneous items Here are a few tools I use to make the job easier: Glass … Read moreEasy Home Fermented Sauerkraut for Improved Gut Health & Awesome Flavor (Long Version)

A Recipe For Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

How corny is that : A recipe for happy holidays? Forgive me. I am originally from Iowa and this kernel doesn’t fall far from the cob. I can pretend to be sophisticated, wise and insightful. For about 4 minutes. Then the real me shines through. I am a very contented homebody that thinks maybe, just maybe, I have the secret to possessing the joy of the season. Read on…

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To Share a Secret – Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Cooking up this most requested recipe @ our Odena residence
Cooking up this most requested recipe
Whenever we are having a little get together at our place, this is probably one of the most requested dishes. If you’re not a fan of garlic or shrimp, hold on.  The preparation of the garlic changes its taste such that you may not even recognize it as garlic (details below). Many of my friends and family are vegetarians.  Replacing the shrimp with tofu and/or fresh vegetables is still a delicious alternative.  And if you still like your meat, but don’t care for shrimp, pre-cooked, sliced chicken breast are an excellent substitute.  

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Cooking Outside The Box

Cooking is like love.
It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
Harriet Van Horne

I’ve always enjoyed cooking, especially baking.
I will tell you why- I like to lick the bowl.
Yeah, yeah, I know it’s got raw eggs in it and we don’t have our own free-range chickens (yet). I guess I just like to live dangerously ;-). The headlines have yet to read; Woman Croaks from fatal spoon lick. You take your precautions, I’ll take mine. I even let my kids take their life into their own hands, or mouths rather. We had a ‘1st to call it, gets it’ rule. “I want to lick the bowl!” Yells one kid, “drat”, yells the other. Licking the beaters is a treat too! Back before my monster mixer, there were 2 beaters and I have 2 kids, shwew. And hey, who doesn’t love cookie dough!?  

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