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  • 5 years 23 weeks ago by: James Norton in reply to: How Can I Possibly Eat More Leeks?

    I just made this savory bread pudding for brunch today -- it was totally outstanding. We subbed out the green pepper and celery, and subbed in a couple cups of leeks. They were perfect!

    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Savory-Bread-Pudding-with-M...

  • 5 years 23 weeks ago by: lee in reply to: How Can I Possibly Eat More Leeks?

    Thanks to both of you.Those sound like great ideas.

    Kathy, I knew you'd come through! We've done squash risotto, I dunno why I never thought to add leeks. Will do.

  • 5 years 23 weeks ago by: Kathy in reply to: How Can I Possibly Eat More Leeks?

    Check out the October 23, 2008 Twin Cities newsletter from Harmony Valley Farm - our favorite Risotto with Squash and Leeks. We made it several times last year, and already once this year.
    http://www.harmonyvalleyfarm.com/NLTR/TWC/csatwc081023.pdf

  • 5 years 23 weeks ago by: Anonymous in reply to: How Can I Possibly Eat More Leeks?

    for the leeks:
    trim them (all five), put them in a pan, coat with a little bit of olive oil, plop a (pastured) chicken on top, roast that sucker. The best.

  • 5 years 23 weeks ago by: lee in reply to: Now We Know Our Farmers!

    Thanks so much, Scott and Stephanie. It was fantastic to have you both there. Your support of SGT, your farmers, and real food are evident. My only regret was not getting to sit with you on Sunday night. (Of course, you might not share that same regret. ;-))

  • 5 years 23 weeks ago by: lee in reply to: Got a Craving for Raw Milk? Blame it on Nina Planck

    Isn't anyone going to mention that humans may not actually be meant to drink cow milk at all? :-) Keep those passionate comments coming, friends. Thanks for actively participating.

  • 5 years 23 weeks ago by: lee in reply to: Pure Market Express Offers Raw Food to Go

    Thanks to both you fo you for your comments. I don't know much about how this food compares to other raw food, admittedly, but I thought some of it was good - and some of it not so much. I totally appreciate you both (and anyone else) weighing in. What did you have to eat, Celine?

  • 5 years 23 weeks ago by: Celine in reply to: Pure Market Express Offers Raw Food to Go

    Such a shame that the review does not match the flavor of my experience. I love raw food but this location does not deliver the taste I would have expected after reading this article. It appears the food is still as awful as it must have been back in 2006. Apparently it is time to go back to that intensive training on the east coast and see if they can get it right.

  • 5 years 23 weeks ago by: Kris in reply to: Got a Craving for Raw Milk? Blame it on Nina Planck

    If you're interested in a read about raw milk and many other transactions deemed illegal by the government, check out Joel Salatin's book, "Everything I Want to Do is Illegal."

  • 5 years 23 weeks ago by: magicdave13 in reply to: Got a Craving for Raw Milk? Blame it on Nina Planck

    I used to get my raw milk products delivered here in Va. on sort of a clandestine basis. The products came from an organic dairy in Pennsylvania. The practice has stopped because of the interstate provision of the Federal law. The only legal way to purchase ANY raw dairy products in Va. is to buy a "herd share" from a farm. This makes it impractical to buy raw dairy products, for me anyway. The laws are that were put in place to "protect us" are foolish. I grew up on raw milk. The laws were put in place because a very very long time ago when a lot of cities in the U.S. had neighborhood breweries, dairies were started next door to them and the cows were fed the mash from the breweries after it had been cooked to remove the sugars. These "dairies" were filthy, disgusting places and people got sick from some of them but generally the raw milk from a well run dairy produces milk that will not harm you because it is loaded with anti-pathogenic compounds. All mammalians offspring all sterile at birth and get their protection from the mother's milk and not just from the colostrum but also the milk after the first feeding. Raw milk straight from the teat has enzymes and antibodies that kill any pathogens that might be present on the teats of the mother. Mammals in the wild and specifically ruminants have no way of washing their teats so survival of the off spring is dependent on these enzymes and antibodies. many tests have proven that pathogens will not grow in Raw Milk. All of the laws restricting the sale of Raw Milk are still there because of the industrial food industry. It is factory farming that has ruined our food supply and made us dependent on foods that are the underlying cause of a multitude of "modern diseases."