Category Archive: Beef

What did the Ancient Israelites Eat?

Each week I chat with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show. This week their pledge drive is going on, so if you can contribute either monetarily or with a prayer, I hope you do so. We talked today about what people of Bible days ate in the area of the world where Jesus was born. …

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Once again, Brisket Braises Beautifully

When I work with young people who are just starting to equip their kitchens, I have 2 rules: Buy quality cutlery. I have used my Henckels and Wusthoff chef’s knives made in Germany for well over a decade. Buy quality cookware. Like the enameled cast iron Dutch oven I cooked the brisket in during my cooking …

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How do I love Brisket? Let me count the ways….

As many of you know, each week I chat with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio about Bible food & herbs. Today we talked about beer. Did you know that a type of beer was made and enjoyed thousands of years before Christ was born?   Well, lucky for us today …

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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken (What? No Butter in it?!)

I’ve been hearing Butter Chicken everywhere. During a break between classes in cooking school. At the grocery in the spice aisle. Its online presence dominates. It’s a versatile recipe that can be made in myriad ways. The recipe I’m sharing today uses the slow cooker. Have I grabbed your attention yet? After finally making butter …

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Fire Cider Easy to Make: Boost Immune and Circulatory Systems

A few years ago I interviewed Rosemary Gladstar, mentor and herb expert, during a break we had when we were both speakers at the Mother Earth Convention in Pennsylvania. She mentioned making fire cider. I was intrigued. Fire cider? What the heck was that? And does it taste good? Well, first of all, fire cider …

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Latest and Greatest Backpack Granola

Today I chatted with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio about the Right to Life Marches going on all across the US. I wanted to share this recipe adapted slightly from Alton Brown’s for an easy to tote, yummy granola.     MY LATEST FAVE FOR BACKPACK GRANOLA   The almonds, oil …

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How to Make First Watch Restaurant Dressing: Vegetable and Fruit Salad

I had a request from Andrea who loves First Watch’s dressing. I cloned it a long while back and thought it would be good to revisit the recipe for both the veggie & fruit salad. Here they are: RITA’S VERSION FIRST WATCH DRESSING Dressing for vegetable salad Go to taste on ingredients here. You can …

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More Famous Briskets

    FAMOUS BEEF BRISKET Oh gosh, I can’t believe how good this is. The ingredients are common ones, the technique a bit different. Great for hanukkah or Passover (but that’s a ways off yet….). What part of the cow does brisket come from? Brisket takes to long, slow cooking times when cooked like this …

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Just Right For The First Night Of Hanukkah: Joan’s Brisket

  I asked my Jewish webmaster, John, to send some tips on Hanukkah foods. I found out that my salted chocolate clusters with fruit & nuts are good for Hanukkah. (Those are on this site). John also told me: ” Hanukkah is a relatively small holiday that get’s a lot of attention because it relates …

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Vegan for Everybody – and Secrets to Optimizing a Vegan Diet

I just got this book – oh my gosh – America’s Test Kitchen did it again! The recipes are delicious and doable. I’m already putting the Mushroom Bolognese, Whole Wheat Pancakes (no eggs!)  and Roasted Chili Rubbed Butternut Squash with Ranch Dressing on my to do list for next week. This book has something for …

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