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Ancient Grains -the Unadulterated Version

What exactly is an ancient grain? "Grains" such as quinoa, amaranth, spelt and kamut are called "ancient" because they've been around, unchanged, for millennia. By contrast, corn, rice and modern varieties of wheat have been bred selectively over thousands of years to look and taste much different from their distant ancestors," said Mian Riaz, director of the Food Protein Research and Development Center at Texas A&M University. Most notably, modern corn bears little resemblance to wild corn (maize) from long ago.

How to cook a turkey

Thanksgiving is upon us and it is time to cook the turkey.  Does this invoke fear in your kitchen? For many it does.

I know I always have to look up the cooking times, as I can never remember...and the decision as to cooking method is always a challenge. Do you roast in a paper bag, upside down, high temp, then low, brine it , fry it, butterfly it, stuff it or turducken it?

Over the years, we have tried many of these options in our house. Can I swear by any one in particular? Well, the last few years, I have started my turkey breast side down.

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