Putting Food By - Beef, Onions and Vanilla A freezer door left open accidentally left me frantically trying to figure out what to do with the contents. I was especially concerned about the organic, free ranged, grass fed beef and chicken steadily thawing. I have this marvelous All American 921 pressure canner, which I had only used to cook meals in. For whatever reason, the idea of actually using it to CAN scared the self sufficient right out of me. I managed to get all the beef put up yesterday. I managed to put up 5 quarts of beef. And did you see that little bit of green hanging out in the picture above? You can see in the next picture how the roots grow and tangle in the cup of water. Finally, I wanted to share our new adventures with vanilla. About 2 years ago I discovered real vanilla. This week I decided to make my own vanilla extract and vanilla sugar. Vanilla sugar is also simple to make. Today I'm prepping the makings for chicken noodle soup. ***update - 2/5/12. Simple Mama
How To Make Perfect Brownies I’ve tried lots of brownie recipes: Boxes, scratch, frosted, plain, nuts, chips, fudge … Each of them has something to like, but depending on my mood I might want a change of pace. Not any more. My wife found this recipe, and it’s perfect. I’m done looking. This is the brownie recipe that I’ll use from now on. Ingredients 1½ cups sugar ¾ cup flour ¾ cup cocoa powder (see note below) 3 eggs ¾ cup butter, melted ½ teaspoon salt (if using unsalted butter) ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (see note below) Directions A NOTE ON CHOCOLATE: You’ll notice the list of ingredients is very short. The assembly is about as easy as you can get. Do this by hand, until the dry ingredients are just incorporated into the wet, and stop. Stir in the chocolate chips. Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment. Pour the batter and spread it out. Bake at 325° for 20-30 minutes. Very carefully lift the parchment out of the baking dish. Peel the edges and let cool for a few minutes before slicing. Like this recipe?
Le Fork Tomato Bread Soup I made this soup yesterday. It was a weird, kind of grumpy day. I had to make two batches of this banana sweet potato bread I am going to share in the next couple days, (because I forgot like half the ingredients the first time.) While I was looking for my lost camera card, I found an unpaid parking ticket from like 6 months ago. I watched myself on tv and thought “what the hell happened to my hair!?” And if you are not already depressed by me- check out this weather. But then little Coco-bean walked through the door after her first haircut with her grandma. Oh yeah, this soup. I was going to make a big batch of minestrone. Then I realized I didn’t have any basil, so I went to the store to get it. 1) In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat and add the onions and a sprinkle of salt. 2) Let the onions sweat until soft and tender, about 5 minutes. 3) Add the garlic and cook until soft. 4) Add the tomatoes and stir everything together. 5) Turn the heat to low and put a lid on the pot.
Cooking Korean food with Maangchi: Korean cooking, recipes, videos, and blog Cowboy ketchup (Recipe: Southwestern spicy pulled pork I'm not really a cowboy kind of gal. Neither the films of John Wayne nor the books of Louis L'Amour do much for me. Ask me the difference between a lasso and a lariat, and I'll have to check my dictionary. So, when I tell you that if -- when -- you visit Oklahoma City, you absolutely, positively, must get yourself to the National Cowboy Museum, you'll know that this is one seriously cool place. It's a spectacular and comprehensive museum, yet there's one thing missing. Cowboy ketchup. In the great tradition of cowboy storytellers, I'd love to spin a yarn about this amazing condiment, how it was invented by accident, when stampeding buffalo kicked over bottles of ketchup, mustard and barbecue sauce, and all happened to land in the same pot of beans cooking slowly over a campfire. The truth is that it was invented not in some home on the range, but in a small kitchen here in Rhode Island, by chef Linda Kane of Sauce on the Side. Yippee-i-o-ki-yay. Southwestern spicy pulled pork Ingredients
The World's Greatest Pop Culture Site 2005 is over and not a moment too soon. We've been doing this since 2000 and I can't think of a year where the bad outweighed the good to this extent in quite a while. And of course, that's great news for putting together a list of annoying things! Let's hope that 2006 will live up to this banner year of annoyingness. UPDATE: Day 1 and the entry that's generating the most hate mail is surprisingly...WIKIPEDIA! 100 WIKIPEDIA The world’s best online encyclopedia…if you want to learn that Bigfoot got Hitler pregnant in 1876 while writing The Little House on The Prairie series and shooting JFK with a bullet made out of Charles Lindbergh’s teeth. 99 BOTOX When will people realize that making your face look like droopy silly putty is hardly the most attractive cosmetic update? 98 ANN COULTER I’ve got nothing against the woman’s politics, but that restraining order she filed against me is way out of line. 95 PRUSSIAN BLUE Finally, a racist teenage singing group that’s too cute to hate!
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