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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.

Grilled Hangar Steak

As of today, I am closing down my charcoal grill, and it will be recycled into whatever scrap metal anyone interested is wanting to use it for.  I grilled a hangar steak, some chicken wings, and some leeks. Hangar steak … Continue reading

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Cookbook Season: Some Good Basics, Part II

In today’s post in this (short!) series of cookbook reviews, I am going to consider the two overview vegetable books I have in my home.  (VEGETABLES, by James Peterson, and PERFECT VEGETABLES, by the friendly folk at Cook’s Illustrated.)  Note, … Continue reading

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Cookbook Season: Some Good Basics, Part I

There are a LOT of actual, physical cookbooks in my domicile, and while I have divested myself of some, I love just picking up a book and surfing through.  Yes, one can surf on the Net for specific ingredients, but … Continue reading

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The Australian Finger Lime (Paired with Scallops)

Just a Sample, folks – I ate this for a noon snack on Thanksgiving, before going over to a Thanksgiving Dinner that would start at two, presumably.  Taking a little edge off the desire for lunch, and something healthy, before … Continue reading

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Skirt Steak Stir Fry Featuring Persimmon

I discovered a new fruit the other day. The persimmon ( Diospyros sp.) is alleged to taste like apricot; I find it similar but not identical.  And I like it better.  Much better, so much that I am now plotting to buy my own … Continue reading

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Squid Stuffed With Seafood (and Some Veggies)

I like food challenges, as long as they’re not of the ilk of “Combine Ritz crackers with Marshmallow Fluff and hazelnuts, and show us your dish”, which is what a lot of Chopped seems to be.  Indeed, I like to … Continue reading

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Kale, Apple, Pear, Onion, Brussels Sprouts, Squash Casserole

Vegan and Gluten-Free. I apologize for the lack of a photo of the finished meal – just haven’t been myself lately.  Too many things on my plate, and I’m not talking supper. This was prepared for a potluck this past … Continue reading

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