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About goatsandgreens

The foodie me: Low/no gluten, low sugars, lots of ethnic variety of foods. Seafood, offal, veggies. Farmers' markets. Cooking from scratch, and largely local. The "future" me: I've now moved to my new home in rural western Massachusetts. I am raising chickens (for meat and for eggs) and planning for guinea fowl, Shetland sheep, and probably goats and/or alpaca. Possibly feeder pigs. Raising veggies and going solar.

Spiced Coffee Liqueur

Contains:  Alcohol, added sugar.  Is:  An adult beverage, vegan, vegetarian.  I prefer to use a white (clear) rum over a caramel-colored one.  Your mileage may vary.       Goal here is NOT to turn this into a pumpkin or apple … Continue reading

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A Quick Chirashi Bowl, Japanese-Inspired

Contains:  Seafood, grains.  Is: Quick and easy.   The Feast of the Seven Fishes didn’t happen for me here this past year.  I did manage to make four of the seven, but I will write this up so you can use … Continue reading

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Cooking Artichokes the Simple Way

Contains:  Nothing known to be allergen-problematic, depending on the dip.  Is:  Vegetarian, and depending on your dip, vegan.  Gluten-free, potentially Paleo, Whole30.  Easy. One of my favorite vegetables as a kid, and even now as an adult, is the artichoke.   … Continue reading

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Welcome, 2021 – and a Bit about the Last Meal of 2020: Steak, Potatoes, and Cabbage Greens

I welcome in a new year, and hopefully this can help send certain portions 2020 to perdition. But as with any year, there are things to learn from their existence and passing. We will all each have our own lessons, … Continue reading

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Leg of Lamb with Yogurt, Mint, Orange and Cardamom

Contains:  Dairy.  Is:  Gluten-free, soy-free. I assume one could try a coconut yogurt with this. to remove the dairy. This lovely leg came from a half lamb obtained at a farm back down in Connecticut, which I picked up last … Continue reading

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Apologies Regards Missing Greek Christmas Cookie Recipe

It will be made this winter, and turn up NEXT December, early that month.  Unfortunately I thought I could find the almonds locally in time.  So it won’t be made right now. Wishing everyone a wonderful Holiday / Christmas / … Continue reading

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Homesteading in Winter: Quail – Rearing Info, Plus Winterizing the Outdoor Coop in New England

It is officially Winter here, the Solstice is upon us.  It’s up from here – at least as far as hours of sunlight go.  It only promises to get colder and snowier as January and February arrive.  AND no, I … Continue reading

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New World Tamales – Vegan: Beans, Squash and Arbol Chilis

Contains:  Legumes, nightshades, grains (corn).  Is: Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free.   For this recipe, and for the turkey tomato tamales, my goal was to make them with pre-Columbian New World ingredients (but using modern methods and modern developments of such ingredients).    There … Continue reading

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New World Tamales – Turkey & Tomato

Contains:  Nightshades, grains (corn).  Is: Gluten-free, inspired by New World meals and ingredients.  The original goal for the tamales was to make them for Columbus Day, using only ingredients (though not equipment or techniques) available somewhere in the New World … Continue reading

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Mom’s Poultry Dressing/Stuffing & Her Turkey Giblet Gravy

Contains:  Wheat, gluten, nightshades.  Is: A family (mostly) traditional holiday turkey dressing and gravy pair of recipes.  You can combine these with my earlier recipe – or with any roasted turkey / large chicken you want to make.   I cannot … Continue reading

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