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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.

Avgolemono Soup: Greek Lemon, Egg & Chicken, with Orzo

Contains:  Gluten, wheat, egg.  Is:  Yet another Greek recipe… I reviewed several recipes, and worked off of ideas from all of these: https://www.realgreekrecipes.com/no-fail-avgolemono-soup/ https://www.dimitrasdishes.com/greek-chicken-avgolemono-soup-lemony-chicken-and-orzo-soup/ https://www.seriouseats.com/2018/04/how-to-make-greek-avgolemono-chicken-soup.html The book by Micheal Psilakis, How to Roast a Lamb Psilakis has been a wonderful … Continue reading

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Puff Pastry Greek-Style Scallop Appetizers and Mini-Pie

Contains:  Shellfish, wheat, gluten, optional nightshade.  Is:  A recipe for Fish Friday Foodies.   This continues my Greek month.  I am taking a couple of liberties on this dish (so this one is Greek-inspired, rather than full-fledged Greek).  But I … Continue reading

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Dining Out: @ the Corner, Litchfield, CT

Another trip to New Haven for a doctor’s consultation, opinion and discussion.  I’ll post about that in Journal 2020.  But for now I’ll say the new parking garage I had to hunt and peck through to this doctor’s office raised … Continue reading

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Greek Omelet with Spinach and Olives

Contains:  Eggs, dairy.  Is:  Quick and easy, simple vegetarian option, nightshade-free.   The Second Recipe of a personal Greek Month. You can eat this by itself, or have a side of toasted pita and/or Greek salad.  See the previous recipe … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Greek Salad

Contains:  Nightshades, dairy.  Is:  Quick and easy, vegetarian. It’s Greek Month!  I’m starting out the month with simple recipes – two of which will be posted today.  Later in the month we’ll see more complex dishes, some of which I’ve … Continue reading

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Bugs in Your Flour & Grains? And, a Removable Label Idea

Not going to be-labor this post. If you live where winter is a thing – with degree days below freezing – here’s a handy hint: Collect your flour and rice and meal (including tapioca and arrowroot flours you have for … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Whole30 Food Plan

While all recipes I poste this past month filled the Whole30 bill, to be honest, I did not  personally (for logistical reasons) not doing this myself this month.  Although nearly all home-cooked foods this month WILL, and usually DID,  fall … Continue reading

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