I have been a member of Smoking Meat Forums for some time now and I have learned a lot and have found many great ideas. One of the most creative members is Bearcarver. He came up with a method for making a spicy beef loaf to cut up into snacks. It is wonderful and the link to his post making them is:
I have tweaked his recipe to my tastes and added a bit of pork as I like the taste and texture it gives. Continue reading Pepperoni Snacks, Thanks Bearcarver
I was surfing the web and found this article on helpmeoutdoc.com.
Consumption of fruits and vegetables linked to elevated mental well-being
In case the link goes down, the article gives details of a study that shows eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables makes a measurable difference in mental health and abilities.
Our parents and their parents always knew fruit and vegetables. Who doesn’t remember being told to eat their vegetables to grow up and be big and strong.
OK, it may be a good thing to do studies to find out how and why this happens but if you really want to improve health outcomes, how about doing more in our schools to encourage kids to grow, eat and prepare healthy food like fruits and vegetables.
Whew. I feel better now.
I do have one fault with the study. I eat lots of fruit and vegetables and I am still nuts.
The Old Fat Guy
Even here in the mountains, you can have a late spinach crop. I plant it in late summer and it is hardy through light frost.
You have to love fresh greens. Here I shredded some spinach, put some leftover chicken on it and dressed with Creamy Caesar Dressing and a grated local cheese. Delicious, quick and easy.
Why is there packaged fast food?
The Old Fat Guy
I have experimented with brining chicken and turkeys for a few years. Many people swear by it. I find it does give a moister bird but I find the meat is somewhat pasty. I just don’t like the texture. As for moist meat, I find if you don’t overcook the bird, the meat remains moist. Continue reading Brined Smoked Turkey, I Don’t Get It
I have made salmon with Old Bay Blackened Spices before. However, I just sprinkled it on the salmon without any fat. I did this because I am trying to practice girth control and wanted to keep my fat intake down. Continue reading Old Bay Salmon With Butter. I Am So Ashamed.
I made Maple Pepper Bacon Sausage in a previous post. Here, I tried a slightly different method and made breakfast strips out of the sausage meat. Continue reading Breakfast Strips, A New Twist On Maple Pepper Bacon Sausage
I love this time of year. Fresh tomatoes and peppers are available, many of them from my own garden. Of course, it is time to can Salsa. Continue reading Two Salsas! It Is Time For Canning.
We had been out shopping and got home late. There was no time for a fancy meal. We could of gone out for dinner but there is no need. Cooking at home can be faster. Continue reading Emergency Dinner, Sweet and Sour Pork
There is an old wives tale that you need to sear a steak to keep the moisture in. Either you shouldn’t listen to old wives (She Who Must Be Obeyed would argue against this) or someone has misquoted them. Continue reading Unseared TriTip
We had several weeks of high temperatures and no rain here in the Rockies. The drought had a negative effect on my potato crop. The potatoes were about 2/3 the size they normally are. Fortunately, they tasted great. Continue reading Smaller Than Usual Potato Crop