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Have You Ever Spatchcocked A Turkey?

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Spatchcock! What a fun word! It almost sounds dirty doesn’t it? Its not! It just means to split a bird open and lay it flat for grilling, or smoking as I did for Thanksgiving. Here’s my story and I am sticking to it: Read the rest of this entry »

A Lemony Kindness

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I woke up this morning with the beginning of bronchitis. I have been busy, busy, busy because we are getting ready to sell our house. (Just what I need in addition to Christmas preparations.) So I am now coughing and feeling quite run down.

Some lovely friends of ours dropped by with a surprise: homegrown lemons! They are huge and so juicy. Just the Vitamin C ticket for me. I have already sliced the first one to put in some water. I swear that just drinking it is making me feel better!

The other thing I am doing is taking one of my herbal preparations (or as some of the family calls it: Witches’ Brew). Read the rest of this entry »

Just a Little Salt

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I suppose I could categorize this under “who knew”. I make stock all of the time. I use the bones and skin from rotisserie chickens quite often. The other day I found this graphic:stock vs broth

Hmmmm, Since I know that the rotisserie chickens have to be salted, but I don’t add any salt to my stock. Am I actually making stock or broth? Well since as I always say, “They don’t pay me to think anymore”. I am just going to keep calling it stock (especially since anything I use it for needs some salt to be savory). What do you think?

Candied Chilies

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Candied Chilies
Candied Chilies

Recently, I visited a swap meet with a couple of friends. We had a lot of fun and wore ourselves out! My best purchase was at a produce shop. I discovered some lovely jalapeno chiles and tomatillos, a type of green fruit that makes our absolute favorite salsa. Yes, I have posted that recipe here, when we were living in Mexico. I have, sadly, had a very hard time finding them here in Florida. However, last weekend I found about 10 pounds and bought every single one! I also bought about five pounds of beautiful jalapeno chilies: Read the rest of this entry »