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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.

Spring Homesteading Plans, 2021

We had six inches of snow by late morning, Friday 4/16.  Most melted by Saturday; it was all gone by Sunday morning. It is the time of year that if and when it does snow, it melts readily, at least … Continue reading

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Tuna Carpaccio, Fusion Style

Contains: Fish.  Is:  Gluten-free, quick and easy. We are taking some good ideas from an Italian approach and a Japanese approach.  I made this as a small luncheon plate rather than a full-blown main dish. Use sushi-grade yellowfin tuna (Thunnus … Continue reading

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Butterscotch Bread Pudding with English Muffin, Apple & Nutmeg

Contains:  Gluten, wheat, dairy, added sugar.  Is:  Vegetarian, a dessert. I adapted the recipe below, but halved it.  I also made some other significant changes due to 1) this being made for an online competition using burger buns (or as … Continue reading

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Slow-Cooker Pork Loin Roast with Tomato, Onion, and BBQ Seasonings

Contains:  Nightshades, added sugar (which was in my rub).  Is:   Gluten-free.  Last March, I posted a sous vide recipe for pork loin roast, using an apple-mustard sauce.  And then I posted a oven-braised recipe for Mexican pork loin roast in … Continue reading

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Open Face Vegetarian English Muffin Cheese Melt, with Egg, Sauerkraut, and Sharp Cheddar

Contains:  Wheat (gluten), dairy. Is: Vegetarian, quick and easy. You can consider this a vegetarian Good Friday dish, as you will. More with the English muffin theme.   Do find a good quality English muffin, you’ll be glad for the taste.  … Continue reading

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Open Face English Muffin Cheese Melt, with Seared Tuna, Avocado, Pickled Ginger, and Brie Cheese

Contains: Seafood (fish), wheat (gluten), dairy. Is: Quick and easy. This one is Japanese-inspired, but fusion with my take on this. You can consider this a Good Friday dish. Yes, the pickled ginger was leftover from a Japanese-restaurant take-out. Note, … Continue reading

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Braised Korean Tofu (Vegan): Dubu Jorim

Contains:  Soy. legumes, nightshades.  Is: Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free (if using tamari), quick and easy. This dish is not always vegetarian, but this rendition is, and I had all the ingredients (other than the tofu which I ran off to buy, … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Focaccia “Pizza” with Mushrooms

Contains:  Dairy, gluten, nightshades.  Is:  Vegetarian, quick & easy. This is a quick and easy recipe, and not meant to be considered genuine continental Italian, but something to make on a busy workday evening, or the like.  I used a … Continue reading

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Maple Syrup Time – Stage 2, Sap into Syrup for Beginners & Small Scale Tapping

During this first year, I’ve learned most maple syrup folks decide to boil down their sap outdoors, or in dedicated sugar houses/huts.  This should be done at the outset – the humidity released is not really good at these levels … Continue reading

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Maple Syrup Time – Stage 1, Collecting Sap

Yes, the sap is running!   (And yes, for some of you in lower latitudes and elevations, the sap has finished running this year.) This is a first-year experience for me – I did try on one tree last year but … Continue reading

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