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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 …

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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 …

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, …

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Chicken Wing Confit #realfood

Chicken Wing Confit You heard that right. I am making confit but instead of duck legs I am using chicken wings. Crazy right? Truth be known. You can confit almost anything if you really want to. You see, confit means to gently boil in fat. Aside from duck confit, you …

Turkey Pot Pie

Turkey Pot Pie #realfood

Turkey Pot Pie I can hear you asking, “So, what do you do with left over smoked turkey?” And now I give you an answer. Turkey pot pie is a great way to go. Heck you can do this with left over turkey after Thanksgiving too. There isn’t really a …

smoked turkey

Smoked Turkey #realfood

Smoked Turkey One of the things we like around here during the summer is turkey smoked on the grill. When you have enough freezer space, Thanksgiving is the best time to load up on turkeys. We tend to have 3 or 4 sitting in the freezer waiting for summer time. …