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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.

Homesteading Updates: Chickies! Veggies! Photos!

The cockerels, which are immature roosters, have settled in nicely out at their outdoor abode.  I let them out in the yard for the first time on the 11th.  I wanted to be sure they were big enough, and that … Continue reading

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Vietnamese-Inspired Pan Fried Bluefish

Contains:  Seafood, optional soy, optional nightshade.  Is:  Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, quick and easy.  Paleo and Whole30 option. My recipe today is inspired by one found in the New York Times – using a fish that is not found near Vietnam.  … Continue reading

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Sous Vide Turkey Hearts, with Broccoli and Onion

Contains:  Offal, optional nightshade in the form of hot sauce.  Is:   Gluten-free, quick and easy.  Paleo option, Whole30 option.   I lucked into a package of turkey hearts, and since heart is my favorite organ/offal thing going, I simply … Continue reading

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Raising Chickens, Part VII: Predation!

Unless I luck out prior to posting items and can have my own photos; however the photos here of most predators are from public domain sources (usually Wikipedia).  Although maybe if I actually see one on my property I’m not … Continue reading

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New Raised Beds, Events in the Herb Garden – Homesteading!

  I’ve finally got the fire lit under me (in a good way) and I’m focusing on moving the last of my stuff from CT to MA (two hours each direction).  This involves two 10-foot long U-Haul bed trucks, coordinating … Continue reading

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Squid, Veggie and Miso Egg Drop Soup

Contains:  Seafood, soy, legumes, nightshades.  Is:  Gluten-free, grain-free, quick and easy.   I’ve finally got into MOVING the rest of my old home into my new home.  (Which seriously involved sorting out stuff that I’d rather not move up here, … Continue reading

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Father’s Day: Stuffed Lamb Heart, Featuring Apple & Onion (Omnivorian)

Contains: Offal.  Some nightshade in the ras al hanout.  Is: Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free. For a vegetarian or vegan rendition using the same stuffing, but adding the stuffing into bell peppers, see this recipe… Apparently I really like stuffing food … Continue reading

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