Monthly Archives: February 2014

Winter Greens Pie Recipe

As a teenager in Cincinnati, one of my favorite haunts was a Westside gyro joint called Sebastian’s. Run by a colorful gent named Alex and his winsome daughters, it was easy to wile away a couple of hours there swapping lies, … Continue reading

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Chicken Breeds: Leghorns

Several varieties of Leghorn (pronounced “leggern”) exist, including brown and black breeds, but the most familiar is the White Leghorn. When most people are asked to picture a chicken, this is the bird that comes to mind. Along with the … Continue reading

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Freezing Herbs In Oil

Keeping an herb garden is a rewarding way to keep fresh flavor in your life. Basil, chives, thyme, oregano and a myriad of other tasty favorites are easy to grow in the garden or planted in pots perched on the kitchen windowsill ready to be picked at a moments notice. A … Continue reading

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Raising Backyard Turkeys

Once revered as a religious icon in Aztec culture and championed by Benjamin Franklin as a candidate for the national symbol of a burgeoning United States (losing out to the bald eagle), turkeys have a long and revered history, but … Continue reading

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Bake Me Something Mister! How to Make a Mardi Gras King Cake

In my carefree youth, my friends and I would pile into a car and make a yearly pilgrimage to New Orleans to celebrate what may be the best party in the world. We’d eat mountains of crawfish, drink too many … Continue reading

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Sprouted Wheat Bread Recipe

We all know wheat bread is better for you than white bread. But why? It has less to do with what is added to the bread than what is removed. White bread, made from flour from which the nutrient-rich bran … Continue reading

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Can Chickens Fly?

My chickens free range regularly in the yard. Although a solid eight foot fence surrounds the property, the birds will occasionally make their way into neighboring yards. Tending to the garden one afternoon, I could hear kids on the other … Continue reading

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