Category Archives: Rice

Rice dishes can be eaten as main courses ( like Biriani, an Indian rice dish) or as accompaniments.

Had no electricity for a few hours – ohh my -we are SO dependent on the grid!

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 For a few hours yesterday ( with all the bad storms in California) we were without electricity. OH MY we are so dependent on the grid – scary how vulnerable we are to sabotage and what damage it could do … Continue reading

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Vegetable Slow Cooker Cholent

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This is the perfect low calorie filling comfort food for cold wintry evenings. I have modified a recipe that is often prepared on Friday afternoons and left to cook in the slow cooker through Saturday lunch until ready to serve. … Continue reading

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Our Farm Manager Max Arteaga has the best seasoning mix! Here it is! Use on all main course holiday foods!

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We use this seasoning mix on everything – fish, meat, poultry and vegetables. I even added it to a cheese sandwich the other day! YUM! And so easy. Try it out!  Little Farm Manager Max Arteaga’s Seasoning Mix – for … Continue reading

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The best part about the election is that it is over! YAY! And now we can focus on great recipes!

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 So relieved that the election is over – now to focus on some really great recipes! I was longing for some lamb stew – so I took pieces of lamb already cut into bite sizes, and made a really delicious … Continue reading

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Turkey Meatballs with a twist

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Our farm manager share his recipe for Turkey Meatballs and frankly, they are the best I have EVER tasted! Max Arteaga is a really great cook – makes a terrific Paella and more! Here is one of his best! This … Continue reading

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Chef John from ALL RECIPES has a great Peanut Curry Chicken – but high in calories!

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This is a really terrific recipe but very high in calories. So be warned! It is directly from Chef John, from the site ALL RECIPES Chef John’s Peanut Curry Chicken Ingredients 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more to taste 2 … Continue reading

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Claire Finkel’s Cranberry Chicken

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The amazing mom ( now in her nineties) of one of our dear friends makes this chicken and her kids do too. Yummy and so easy! Claire Finkel’s Cranberry Chicken   Ingredients 4 chicken breasts ( I mixed thighs and … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Chicken – easy when cooking with kids!

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Slow Cooker Chicken – sooooo easy! The children can help you make this – let them mix all the ingredients as instructed – and there is nothing for them to burn themselves on – as the slow cooker will heat … Continue reading

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Leftovers – some creative ideas with Basmati Rice

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When we first got married 46 years ago, and especially living on frugal means in Canada for a year and then during our first years in the USA, we made do with lots of leftovers – and some of the … Continue reading

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Easy mid week dinners – cooking with kids – salmon in your slow cooker

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We love salmon and sometimes can get our grand-kids to eat it. Although their favorite is Teriyaki salmon ( basic grilled salmon under the broiler with a little lemon juice and Teriyaki sauce mixed together, and drizzled on top) – … Continue reading

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