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Dandelion Greens

The Story When I was a little boy, I remember my Grandfather Steible taking me out into the country side of Kansas City in the late Spring to dig and gather dandelion greens.  My Grandfather’s family was “off the boat” German, with all the traditions and folk remedies that went with that.  Some people poo …

How to Blanch and Peel Veggies and Fruit

For anyone who has tried to peel a “mess” of tomatoes, potatoes, peaches, apples, bell peppers or any other thin skinned fruit of vegetable, you know that peeling with a knife or vegetable peeler isn’t any fun and is very time consuming not to mention the large amount of the “meat” of the veggie or …

Stuffed Mushrooms

My niece Kellie has inspired me to find out all I can about stuffed mushrooms.  Here goes nothing.   It seems that everybody has a recipe for stuffed mushrooms.  They come in small, for hors-d’oeuvres, medium sized, for side dishes and large for main courses.  Mushrooms can be stuffed with just about anything from meat to veggies …

Rice and How to Cook it

Wikipedia says “Rice is the seed of the monocot plants Oryza sativa or Oryza glaberrima. As a cereal grain, it is the most important staple food for a large part of the world’s human population, especially in East and South Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and the West Indies. It is the grain with …

Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) If you aren’t familiar with Quinoa you are in for a treat.         Quinoa is a grain from South America that can be prepared like rice.  Unlike rice, Quinoa is a whole balanced protein and is high in fiber and is gluten-free.  In its raw state it can be spouted in …