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Month: March 2016

Healthy Harvest Recipe: Parsley Chicken Rub (or Parsley Pesto)

Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic 2 cups packed, stemmed Italian parsley Course salt 1/4 cup walnuts 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste 2/3 cup olive oil Directions: In a food processor place the garlic, parsley, pinch salt, walnuts, and cheese. Process until they form a paste. Gradually blend in olive oil, taste adjust …

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Parsley Dog Biscuits, Healthy Dog Treats

Parsley Dog Biscuits

Parsley is known to eliminate that bad doggy breath that simply doesn’t match that cute doggy face. Ingredients: 2 cups of parsley, chopped (stalk and leaves) 1 large carrot, grated 1/2 cup cheddar or other strong hard cheese, grated 3 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour 3/4 cup hot chicken stock …

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Healthy Harvest Highlight: Parsley

More than a garnish on your plate, parsley packs a nutritional punch when added to your cooking repertoire.  This popular herb is native to the Mediterranean region of the world, but can now be found globally.  Parsley can be found year round in supermarkets and is relatively easy  to grow – and is best grown …

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Parsley Ailoi

Healthy Harvest Recipe: Parsley Aioli

Ingredients • 1 large egg yolk • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic • 1 cup olive oil • 1 1/2  tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper Directions In a food processor fitted …

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TAbbouleh Salad

Healthy Harvest Recipe: Tabbouleh

This recipe makes a large salad, making it a great prep style food for lunches or dinner throughout the week. Ingredients: 2 cups bulgur 2 cups very hot water 1 cucumber, chopped 2 small tomatoes, chopped  (I omitted) 1 bunch green onions, (8) sliced  (I used red) 1/4 – 1/2 cup fresh chopped mint, to …

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Feast Day of St. Frances of Rome

Today is the feast day of St. Frances of Rome – not quite as popular, I suppose, as St. Francis of Assisi, but whose story is just as noble.  Here is an excerpt from The Voice of the Saints, compiled by Francis W. Johnston, about her life. Born of nobility, St. Frances of Rome married …

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Sugar on Snow

Sugar on Snow – Winter’s Sweet Treat

A favorite tradition here in the Hudson Valley and throughout New York State is our Maple Sugar Festivals. Sugar houses open their doors and show the public how maple syrup is collected and made, as well as tasting the assortment of treats made with the sweet stuff. March 19-20 is the official Maple Sugar Weekend …

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To Toss Or Not To Toss

Have you ever read or heard a scripture reading and it repeats itself in your head, but you can’t seem to understand if there’s a message in it for you? After years of reading the bible, I’ve been taught to “insert” myself into the scripture, when this happens, and see if it draws out more …

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