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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: Building a log home in rural western Massachusetts. Will be raising chickens and goats/sheep. Raising veggies and going solar.

Food For Thought: Take Three. And Some Blog Recipes I’m Considering

Recipes I plan to try:  (this is partially a reminder for myself) (Just a quick pass through of recipes bookmarked this morning to make at some near point in the future…) Most of these turn out to be vegetarian.  Zucchini … Continue reading

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Corn on the Cob. Corn on the Grill.

Corn, or elements derived from corn, seem to be in everything these days.  I don’t think I want to go into elaborating on this, but as much as possible I withdraw from commercial corn/corn “products”. That being said, I love … Continue reading

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Brazilian Chicken Hearts on Skewers, Churrasco Style

If you’ve ever been to one of those Brazilian restaurants where the meat is paraded around, fully cooked but attached to swords or skewers, you’ll get the idea.  In Brazil, they also do this with chicken hearts, but I’ve not … Continue reading

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250 Posts – and a NEW Veggie: Callaloo! (Jamaican Style)

I’m now a quarter of the way to having posted 1000 posts at this blog.  Was wondering what to do special for it, but …. hey … my farmer’s market obliged by presenting me with yet another new find:  Callaloo … Continue reading

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Greek Tzatziki or Persian/Iranian Mast-o-Khiar

I understand the main difference between these two yogurt dishes is that the Iranian version is thicker, and may more often contain mint instead of (or with) the dill.  The Greek version often uses strained yogurt, but I decided not … Continue reading

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Okra, Mediterranean Style

Okay, I LOVE okra.  I got a pound of it at my farmer’ market ten days ago, and another pound this past weekend. This stuff is FRESH!  It will last a lot better and longer than the okra I see … Continue reading

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Shrimp, Mango and Pluot Salad

At my most recent pot luck, I brought a salad by request — a request I’d been given based on what I’d brought to the same event two years ago.  Apparently, it was remembered. Shrimp and Mango Salad.  When I was … Continue reading

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