Another Load of Black Gold and Chicken Chili

It has been a busy and rewarding week here on my little patch of heaven. We ventured along fence rows to pluck the last autumn olive berries and spice bush berries.  The autumn olive berries will be cooked and dehydrated for fruit leather and the spice bush berries dried and ground for seasoning. The week ended with our long-time friend Ray Davis, an Owensville, Ohio … Continue reading Another Load of Black Gold and Chicken Chili

Spicy Sausage Chili

Sometimes having to use meat by the “use by” date inspires me to try something new. That’s how this farmhouse sausage chili recipe came about. I had a pound of pork sausage that had to be used and the outdoor temperature dipped to the low 40’s. Perfect timing.  Maybe you’d like to try this sausage chili for that Halloween party. Rewarm in the slow cooker.  … Continue reading Spicy Sausage Chili

Chili like Zip’s Cafe

Update on Zip’s chili: Both Main Street Cafe and Zip’s Chili are owned separately today. (At the time of the article below written years ago, both restaurants were family owned). Dave Murrie owns Main Street Cafe in Newton, and Mike Burke owns Zip’s Cafe in Mt. Lookout. Mike has worked at Zip’s, off and on, since he was 15! He purchased Zip’s from Brian Murrie over 4 … Continue reading Chili like Zip’s Cafe

Tom’s Award Winning Chili and Fire Crackers for Super Bowl

  Tom Feie’s chili is on the menu. Tom, an Eastside Cincinnati resident, shared his recipe that won first place in a corporate chili contest 3 years running. Yes, the chili takes a bit of time to assemble, but once it starts cooking, requires little attention. Serve some fire crackers on the side. They stoke up the heat quotient with red pepper flakes. A word … Continue reading Tom’s Award Winning Chili and Fire Crackers for Super Bowl