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Another One For The Healthy, Hearty, And Cheap File

Apple and Walnut Stuffed Squash. Cook the Acorn Squash cut side down in 350 degree oven for a half-an-hour. While the Squash is cooking peal and chop an apple, a half cup of walnuts, and half an onion. Soften the … Continue reading

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Boiled Cider

Another post for the simple, healthy, and hearty foods file. Boiled cider is just dead simple. It’s exactly what it sounds like, freshly pressed cider that’s been boiled down by about 2/3’s so that it becomes a sweet and apple-y … Continue reading

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Squash Soup With Apples and Sage

The days are getting shorter, leaves are changing colors, and the weather’s turned cool and close. Which can only mean one thing: we’re definitely headed into fall. Or as I like to call it: how much food can you make … Continue reading

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Curing The Cheap Meat Blues

I usually do The Ethical Meat Thing and buy my meats at the farmer’s market or from a local butcher shop or a food co-op that focus on well raised local meats. But, I can’t always get to those places … Continue reading

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Sorta Bread

Today marked our first cool fall weather day of the year. With overcast skies and the occasional drop of rain there was none of the second guessing about heading out of my apartment without a windbreaker and long sleve shirt … Continue reading

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Fast Food

It’s been hot and crazy humid here the last few days, so I really haven’t felt like cooking. The other night I thought I didn’t have anything quick and easy to cook and was thinking I’d walk to one of … Continue reading

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Chicken Stew

I’m a big fan of stews and braises as they’re cheap and easy to make and can be quite nutritious and flavorful. This chicken stew was made with half a bottle of cheap red wine, a fairly inexpensive “stewing hen” … Continue reading

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Picked Mustard Seeds

I’m a big fan of uncomplicated cooking and pickling, which can be summed up as: Vinegar, salt, sugar, soak, is pretty darn uncomplicated. Pickled mustard seeds have a lovely sharp and bright flavor that helps get me though the long … Continue reading

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