Farm to Table Dinner

We recently got to take a bit of a break from cooking and had someone else do the cooking for us! We attended an amazing dinner at our local CSA location, April Joy Farm.  This beautiful, organic farm provides CSA shares to 40 local families and provides vegetables to local stores and restaurants.  One of … Continue reading Farm to Table Dinner

Eating Away from Home and Restaurant Ordering (aka Can I Have “that” Instead of “this”?)

Since this is a cooking blog, we obviously cook a lot.  Sometimes though, we like to have someone else do the cooking for us, but don't really want to sway from the delicious and healthy foods we are used to eating.  We have specific places we like to go because we know the quality of … Continue reading Eating Away from Home and Restaurant Ordering (aka Can I Have “that” Instead of “this”?)

Secrets: Brining meat

When it comes to ultra-lean cuts of meat, or meats that must be cooked to higher temperatures to be considered "done" or "safe," there is always an increased risk of them ending up dry and bland.  The larger and thicker the cut, the greater that risk because of the time it takes for the center to … Continue reading Secrets: Brining meat

Food on the Go

While on vacation, it definitely can be a challenge to eat well.  Stopping at restaurants for meals can get old.  You never know what will be available when you are hungry, plus the pocketbook takes a beating.    Solution? Unpack the fridge and pack the cooler!  We also packed an extra bag with paper plates, … Continue reading Food on the Go

Bakin’ Bacon

Bakin' Bacon Recipe Type: Side Dishes Author: Purely Primal Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 25 mins Total time: 30 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 lb thick cut pastured bacon 15×10 stoneware “bar” pan Instructions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Arrange the bacon with as little overlapping as possible. When the oven is heated … Continue reading Bakin’ Bacon

Bone Broth

Bone Broth Recipe Type: Soups & Stews Author: Purely Primal Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 48 hours Total time: 48 hours 10 mins Ingredients Leftovers from preparing something like a roast or a bird either in a slow cooker or in the oven. 2 Celery stalks, chopped 2 Carrots, chopped 1/2 onion, chopped 2 … Continue reading Bone Broth

Canned Tomatoes

Canned Tomatoes Author: Purely Primal Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 35 mins Total time: 55 mins Ingredients First you need, surprise surpise, lots of tomatoes! Make sure to get some that are ripe as the skins will come off a lot easier if they are ripe. Clean the tomatoes so they are free of … Continue reading Canned Tomatoes