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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.

Dining Out: J Ramen House, Brookfield, CT

I visited here twice; the first time I didn’t have the ramen, and since the venue is named Ramen House, I wanted to return when I wanted to eat ramen.  It was much too hot that  day to have a … Continue reading

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Unlaid Chicken Eggs: In Chicken Soup

Back on September 30th, we dispatched the meat birds.  I ended up helping with de-feathering and gutting ducks at a neighbor’s, followed by them (there were five of us working on one aspect or another of the birds) coming over … Continue reading

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Rendering Pork Leaf Lard

I asked for the leaf lard from the recent pork share I participated in.  And, oh, why not, I’ll take the fat back too! I ended up with one package of leaf lard, which was about one pound, and four … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Eggplant, Apple and Onion Casserole with Ras al Hanout

Casserole.  A word redolent of the ’50s and ’60s with maybe a glimpse into the ’70s. Dated.  Casseroles are dated.  Just like wood-stained kitchen cabinetry, and appliances that aren’t stainless steel.  (As in my kitchen!) Proud to own a “dated” … Continue reading

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Breakfast BLT (with Egg)

What makes something become a breakfast BLT? You serve it at breakfast…  Duh? I decided to call this a breakfast BLT because I had it for breakfast, and because I added an egg to it. I don’t typically buy loaves … Continue reading

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Lamb Broth Soup with Brussels Sprouts

Remember the Leg of Lamb Mechoui?   There was so much luscious leftover au jus from that, that I saved it in a bowl, placed it in the refrigerator, and easily skimmed off the small layer of fat the next … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Claire’s Corner Copia, New Haven, CT

I’ve been wanting to try this restaurant since I first heard about it, in the 90’s.  (They opened in September of 1975, when I was still being schooled in Indiana.)   This is a restaurant that serves vegetarian and vegan … Continue reading

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