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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.

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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Cucamelon!!

I’ve just discovered a brand new veggie at my farmer’s market! Meet the deceptively lowly cucamelon!  (And it’s technically a fruit.) It hails from Mexico and other areas of Central America, and is related to the cucumber (same taxonomic family). … Continue reading

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Korean Bok Choy Salad

Two of the three most recent cook books to cross my threshold have been: Maangchi, Real Korean Cooking:  Authentic Dishes for the Home Cook (2015) Russ Crandall, Paleo Take Out: Restaurant Favorites without the Junk (2015) (The third was a seafood … Continue reading

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Korean Grilled Scallops (Garibi Gui)

Korean foods are fascinating — from kimchee to japchae to gimbap rolls to spicy seafood soup.   I’ve been wanting to try or to make more foods from Korea. The concept for this recipe came from a website:  Korean Barbecued Scallops. … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Yokohama Sushi, New Milford, CT

Dining out at Yokohama I have to say they had a few dodgy moments a few years ago, but everything I’ve had in the past year or two or more has been superb — fish quality is excellent, and they … Continue reading

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