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Beer and Cheese Soup

Beer and Cheese #Soup

Beer and Cheese Soup Aside from the fact that this is a classic, its just pretty dog gone good. So what we have for this edition (doesn’t that sound official… ok maybe not) is a bit o’ soup, beer and cheese soup when you get down to it. You could …

Queso Blanco

Queso Blanco #freshcheese

Queso Blanco There are a myriad variety of different cheeses with all sorts of different methods for making them. Some cheeses require special equipment and long maturation times. And then there is queso blanco. This is a simple cheese that takes very little time to make and enjoy. Recipe: 1 …

Sausage and kraut

Sausage and Kraut #realfood

Sausage and Kraut I must be on a kick lately but considering we are in the fall and it is Oktoberfest time, it seems appropriate to showcase foods that fit in with the theme. (Imagine I don’t get into this kick for Thanksgiving or Christmas) If you remember, last week …

Lacto Fermentation: Sauerkraut

Natural Sauerkraut The fear of pathogens is a thing of science fiction in the world today. We seem to run across news articles on a regular basis about super viruses and other evil machinations that put the fear of crazy in all of us. The sad thing is, this fear …

Acorn Squash Ravioli #Realfood

Fall in Michigan is probably my favorite season.  There is a crisp bite to the air, not to cold but still far from sweltering hot.  This change brings about a certain aroma, though I am not sure I can name it exactly; there is a certain fragrance in the air …

cranberry scones 1

Cranberry Scones #realfood

Scones are a beautiful thing. Not quite a biscuit and not quite a muffin. It’s a bit like the best of both worlds. And with a spot of jam they are delightful (Yeah, that sounds entirely too cheery to me too.) Enough of that nonsense, let’s make some scones… Cranberry …

preserved tomatoes

Preserved Tomatoes #realfood

Preserved Tomatoes We go through a decent amount of tomatoes over the course of the year. Makes me wonder what our sauces would be like if the Europeans held to the belief that tomatoes were poisonous. But I digress… Aside from our stand up freezer I have three fridges (2 …

Orange Marinated Chicken #realfood

Orange Marinated Chicken A while back I was part of an experiment where we trying to create some new and interesting recipes. At the time we had established it as something we called Twitter Chopped. Basically it was a few of us who came together on twitter and we each …

Brisket #Realfood

Brisket Can you believe it, August already. We are winding down into the dog days of summer. But that is no reason to give up the ghost of all the great summer foods. And by summer foods I mean slow cooking and BBQ. At my house I like to do …

chicken enchilada

Chicken Enchilada #realfood

Chicken Enchilada Chicken enchilada are one of the great simple foods that seem like they could be a lot of work but the reality is they really don’t take that much effort at all.  Another great aspect, they don’t really require too much to make them great.  Needless to say, …