Get Your Goat On!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
"Food Security for the Faint of Heart" By Robin Wheeler. I received this book for Christmas and have finally finished it (not that its a difficult read, but it took some time trying to read it in amongst other activities such as work)
It has lots of practical information for growing and storing food and really hits the spot about having to be prepared for emergencies. She uses many recent provincial emergency situations as examples, and as she is from the West Coast she cites 'the big one' (eventual major earthquake) as a very good reason to get prepared.
I am currently reading 'The End of Food: How the Food Industry is Destroying Our Food Supply - and What You Can Do About It." by Thomas F. Pawlick. I happened to see it at the public library and I quickly added it to my book stack.
Friday, April 10, 2009
1. Monday evening Husband and I went to see the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band concert. It was a last minute treat and we ended up getting excellent seats. The concert was terrific! I haven't listened to their music for years... now I'll have to dig out the old CD to put on my iPod.
2. Even though we still have a lot of snow, the crocus have bloomed in the dirt beside the house!
Yesterday I also saw the first Robin of spring (4 in fact) and a very large butterfly or moth.Pepper and tomato seedlings
SEEDLINGS GONE WILD! They'll flash their roots at anyone!
4. We can finally see the gravel driveway! Though there is still snow is some places.
5. We rented the DVD 'The Real Dirt on Farmer John'
Thursday, April 9, 2009
You really have to try it.
I searched on the internet and found various recipes and methods; and as I usually do, I jumped in and picked out what I thought would work and made up my own.
1 lb lean ground beef
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (crushed - I did this with my mortar and pestle)
2 tsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp liquid smoke
Combine all the ingredients and mix them very thoroughly.
Form a cylindrical roll about 2 1/2" thick and wrap in tin foil. Place in the fridge for the flavour to combine for 24 hours.
Heat oven to 325F, poke holes in the tin foil and place on a baking sheet in the oven. Bake at 325F for 1 hour 45 minutes. Turn oven down to very low (mine only goes as low as 170F) and continue baking for another 45 minutes or so until dry.
Remove tin foil and cool on wire rack. Wrap and store in fridge.
I currently have 5 salami rolls baking in the oven right now... Oh it SMELLS so GOOD.!
Monday, April 6, 2009
The Foodnetwork aired the first of a series called "The 100 Mile Challenge" which was filmed in Mission, BC and follows 6 families in their journey to eat only local food for 100 days. The hosts are, of course, James MacKinnon and Alisa Smith, authors of "The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating". It was quite interesting and I'm looking forward to the next episode. You watch the episode online here.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Her YouTube videos teach how to cook simple nutritious meals along with stories about the depression. Clara is 91, and I am a new fan! She also has her own website Great Depression Cooking wtih Clara.