Food Info & Recipes

Roasted Rosemary Garlic Leg of Lamb

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Roasted Rosemary Garlic Leg of Lamb

The most amazing recipe for a perfect Roasted Rosemary Garlic Leg of Lamb!   The trick is to 1) cook the fat side up so it self-bastes and 2) to cut a TON of slits in the lamb and stick slivers of raw garlic inside …. amazing.  And then add a crust of salt, pepper and rosemary.  Very few ingredients, but they just meld so beautifully together.  An absolute favorite meal of mine!   I know mint jelly is traditional, but I actually prefer this horseradish sauce!   HOW LONG TO COOK ROASTED LEG OF LAMB: In order to determine how long...

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What is Pastured Pork?

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What is Pastured Pork?

With all the food labels and gimmicks it can be hard to know what's best for your diet. When it comes to pork there's  a big difference in quality and nutrition between barn raised and pastured.  Here are key points!   Pastured Pork: How It's Raised Pastured pork comes from pigs that live how pigs might live if left to their own devices: in fields and woods, free to move around. They have small shelters where they can sleep in small groups. Sows usually give birth in these shelters and feed their piglets in, or near, the shelter.  Pastured pigs...

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What is the ‘Industrial Food Sysytem’?

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What is the ‘Industrial Food Sysytem’?

Here is a great overview of our Industrial food system and what it all means, from Johns Hopkins...   The average American consumes more meat, milk, and eggs than nearly any other citizen of the world.1Where do most of these animal products come from, and why does it matter?     For most of agriculture’s history, farm animals were raised on diversified farms, where they generally had access to the outdoors and ample space to move about. Although conditions like these still exist, the industrialization of agriculture radically transformed how most animals are raised for food. At the end of 2012,...

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Recalls and Industrialized food systems

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Recalls and Industrialized food systems

There's way more value in LOCAL, SMALL FARM-DIRECT products and it's In our long-term HEALTH....Here's some guidance through the modern food maze...

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Heart Healthy Wild Fish

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Heart Healthy Wild Fish

Healthy Wild Fish! From snapper to sole, tilapia to tilefish, there’s a wide variety of fish to choose from at your grocer’s fish counter. The American Heart Association (AHA) says that eating at least two 3.5-ounce servings of fish per week, such as salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines, and albacore tuna, can help beat heart disease and heart attack. But there’s a catch: Research shows that so-called “heart-healthy” fish like these may not be so healthy for you after all. In fact, according to the AHA and other leading health organizations, some types of fish may contain high levels of methylmercury,...

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