Archive | March, 2009

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If a recipe says to brown the meat…

Posted on 20 March 2009 by ChefBud

Browning meat and the Mallard Reaction

Browning meat and the Malliard Reaction

If a recipe says to brown the meat, the author expects that you are going to do just that.  Get the piece of meat nice and browned on all sides.  Continue Reading

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Healthy Breakfast Ideas check out Kids & Crepes LIVE Cooking Show

Posted on 17 March 2009 by TheChefsWife

On today’s show we made Peanut Butter and Jelly Crepes for fifty 1st graders at the Wilkinson Public Library in Telluride, CO. Here is the very simple recipe we use to make crepes. If given the choice, my kids will pick this almost every time for breakfast. They are great for dessert as well. Continue Reading

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HR 875: a major threat to sustainable farming and the local food movement

Posted on 16 March 2009 by ChefBud

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H.R. 875 is the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009, a bill that would establish the Food Safety Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services.   If the bill becomes law, along with bills H.R. 759 and S. 425, there will be an immeasurable adverse affect on small farms.  In fact, even people who grow food only for their own consumption would be impacted.   For example, this bill would make the use of pesticides mandatory – what would that mean for organic farmers?  HR 875 is a major threat to sustainable farming and the local food movement.

I’m posting some links to more information about HR 875 in hopes that by spreading the word we can all work together to stop this bill.

To read the bills:
Bill H.R. 825
Bill H.R. 759
Bill S. 425

To read more about how this bill will affect small farmers:
Educate Yourself
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

To sign a petition against the bill:
Health Freedom USA

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Buttered Parsnip Puree: An Alternative to Mashed Potatoes

Posted on 15 March 2009 by TheChefsWife

When thinking about cooking a beef tenderloin or roasting a chicken, mashed potatoes is the go-to answer for an accompaniment. Sometimes, though, it is nice to try something new. We have found that Buttered Parsnip Puree is a great way to mix things up. Their sweetness is such a surprise when you take your first bite! Continue Reading

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Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

Posted on 14 March 2009 by TheChefsWife


Our kids were so excited about ChefBud making ice cream sandwiches for work tonight that he just had to make extra for them. Continue Reading

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