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No More Dry Turkey: How to have a moist, mouth-watering bird on Thanksgiving Day

No More Dry Turkey: How to have a moist, mouth-watering bird on Thanksgiving Day

“That’s the ultimate goal of most turkey recipes: to create a great skin and stuffing to hide the fact that turkey meat, in its cooked state, is dry and flavorless. Does it have to be that way? No.”
—Alton Brown

Everyone knows that the traditional main course to eat on Thanksgiving is a turkey.  But I didn’t grow up that way because my dad hates turkey. We enjoyed a ham, instead.  Why does he despise all things turkey?  Because it often is so dry and hard to swallow.  Turkeys can cost a lot of money to buy, especially if you get one that’s been raised organically or the like, so it’s a shame when it comes out of the oven just being okay.   Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2016 in Farm Life, Nutrition

 

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Refreshing Cucumber Mint Smoothie

Refreshing Cucumber Mint Smoothie

So what do you do when you have an abundance of cucumbers in your garden, all coming ripe at the same time?  Make smoothies! I am a little pleased with myself, because I actually made this one up, and it was a bigger hit with the family than most of my other green smoothies. It has a light, refreshing taste, and a pretty color, too.

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Posted by on August 11, 2016 in Nutrition

 

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