Monthly Archive: July 2011

Jul
28

Pork and Celery Crock Pot Recipe

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This recipe was adapted from the cookbook “Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Recipes for Two” by Beth Hensperger. When I say adapted, I can’t ever leave anything alone! I previously mentioned buying quick-sale meat that has been marked down, and earlier this year I bought a 14 lb pork tenderloin that way. This was using …

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Jul
26

Grilled Chicken and Vegetables

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I love the quality of meat that I buy at my local Ingles grocery store. But what I really love, is that many times when I am shopping, I will see the “Reduced for quick sale” sticker on some meat with a close expiration date. Last time I was shopping, I saw a 3 lb …

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Jul
26

Cheesy Meaty Penne!

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My husband is a meat eater. By this we mean… if it doesn’t have meat in it, it’s not dinner! In my parents home growing up we had many entrees that were meatless, just by coincidence – not using a fake meat, but just because the dish didn’t need meat to be good and balanced. …

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Jul
20

Mediterranean Dip Fiesta!

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Well, I’ve been craving some eggplant. And as I posted yesterday I was going to make baba ghannouj with some beautiful eggplant I bought at the farmer’s market. I also was craving moussaka, but I am holding out for my tomatoes to turn red. Moussaka will appear… maybe in the next couple of weeks. As …

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Jul
20

Garden Pictures!

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Some Garden Pictures to start you off tonight!   Here is zucchini, melons and cucumbers: Here is my row of surviving carrot greens, which will be stewed later!   And here is the bulk of our garden, more cucumbers and tomatoes and melons. The forsythia in the right of the picture makes it hard to …

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Jul
19

First Harvest

It’s been awhile since I have had the time to write, but I really do want to seriously get into keeping track of our progress, and share what we learn. We started many plants this year in our garden, and lost a lot of them. What survived seems to be doing fantastic, however. We had …

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