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Practically Perfect Potato Crisps

The original potato chip recipe was created in Saratoga Springs, New York by George Crum after having a customer continually send back fried potatoes because they were too thick.  Since they have become the addictive unhealthy choice of many as a snack. We have been baking our “rustic” crisps for years, but were never truly satisfied with the results.  Inspiration came all at once.  Our secret is to “blanch soak” the sliced potatoes.  Whether you do them thin or rustic is up to you.  Take this recipe and run with it. Use your favourite seasonings.  Serves 4 2 medium russet potatoes, sliced with a mandolin 1mm (for very thin) 2mm (for rustic) 1 tablespoon/15ml oil 1/4 teaspoon/1ml Sea Salt 1/2 teaspoon/2ml coarsely ground black pepper Pre-heat your oven to 450F/232C/Gas 8 Place your sliced potatoes into a large bowl.  Pour in just enough water to cover the slices.  Gently move them around with your hands.  Drain the water to remove excess starch.  Place the potatoes back into the bowl.

Arugula Makes You Sexy

  Centuries ago Romans discovered an unlikely quality of this leafy green. Finding that those who ate it on a regular basis were more sexually energized, it became revered as a powerful aphrodisiac. It has since been used as a sensual enhancer throughout many regions of the world, and often combined with other aphrodisiac herbs like lavender and chicory to create a somewhat of a love potion. Arugula’s aphrodisiac qualities may stem from its stimulating effects on the body, providing power and energy that vitalizes the system. No matter what your reasoning for eating it, Arugula is a fantastic food to add to the diet. Like spinach it is a versatile green too. Don’t limit yourself to salads, try adding arugula to pastas, grains, sandwiches, wraps and soups, or blend it into a delicious spicy pesto! What are you making with your arugula? personal chefs and event catering Miami + Miami Beach + Fort Lauderdale + Palm Beach | 954-367-YADA (9232) fort laude

Samuel Adams' New Limited-Edition Beer Is Illegal in 15 States

  The latest Utopias beer has an ABV of 28 percent. By  Jelisa Castrodale Every two years, Boston-based brewery Samuel Adams releases a new version of its Utopias limited-edition  beer . Both the retail price and the alcohol content of this high-gravity beer could make your eyes water — but the latter is the reason why it won't be on a single shelf in 15 different U.S. states.  According to CNN, this year's Utopias has an ABV of 28 percent, which means that it's legally prohibited from being sold in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, and West Virginia. Those states each have a limit on the ABV of any beer that can be sold, and it's safe to say that Utopias blows right past it.  CREDIT: SCOTT EISEN / BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGES Samuel Adams says that supplies of this year's Utopias are "extremely limited" — CNN estimates that only about 13,000 bott

Good For You General Tsao’s Chicken Recipe

  Normally this is deep fried and full of fat, which is what you get on most movie and commercial shoots. This was served to the cast and crew shooting a commercial that was looking for healthy alternatives. I guarantee this flavour packed version will keep you coming back for more.  Serves 4 1 1/4 cups long-grain brown rice 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 lb snow peas, trimmed  4 garlic cloves, sliced 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated  3 tbsp light-brown sugar 2 tbsp soy sauce ½ tsp red-pepper flakes 2 large egg whites ½ tsp sea salt  ¼ tsp ground pepper 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 tbsp canola oil Cook rice according to package instructions.  In a large bowl, stir together 1 tablespoon cornstarch and ½ cup cold water until smooth. Add snow peas, garlic, ginger, sugar, soy sauce, and red-pepper flakes; toss to combine, and set aside. In another bowl, whisk together egg whites, remaining 3 tbsp cornstarch, ½ teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken, and to
  Missouri State Parks Have you seen these plants? They are called Broadleaf or Broadleaf Plantain It grows especially well in poor, rocky soil (such as driveways) and is often seen alongside dandelion. More often than not, you will see plantain growing in gravel pits and construction sites as nature seeks to regenerate the soil. Introduced to North America in the 1600s, it was once called “White Man’s Foot” by the Native Americans who witnessed that where the Europeans tread and disrupted the soil, plantain sprung up. Plantain has often been the go-to remedy for hikers plagued by mosquitos. Because it draws toxins from the body with its astringent nature, plantain may be crushed (or chewed) and placed as a poultice directly over the site of bee stings, bug bites, acne, slivers, glass splinters, or rashes. Bandage the area and allow the plantain to work its magic for 4-12 hours. Plantain may also be used to create a balm for emergency kits, or an infusion used as a skin or general wash

Lime (YaDa's Key Lime) Pie Recipe

Our version of Key Lime Pie is not that sickly sweet (and nasty green) version you buy at the grocery or restaurant.  It is more along the lines of a traditional fare.  Also in this recipe are alternative ingredients to accommodate almost any dietary requirement. Lime (YaDa's Key Lime) Pie Recipe What you will need: 1 8 ounce package of cream cheese (you can use the standard, traditional, OR a soy, tofu, or other alternative version) 1 can of Eagle brand sweetener (OR see vegan recipe alternative below) -- Note, a can of Eagle brand sweetener is about 10.5 fluid ounces which is 1 1/3 (or so) cups, the 14 ounce reference on the can is the weight 3 1/2 ounces Key Lime juice 4 egg yolks ( OR 1/2 cup extra firm tofu) -- Note, if you are using the tofu, you are going to want to start mixing the tofu in the blender/mixer first to remove as many lumps as possible 1 graham cracker crust (see recipe below) This is what you do: Cream your cream cheese and your can of condensed milk and whip

Kid's Cooking Class - Stuffed Mushroom Recipe

  Action photo of a recent kid's cooking class . Part of the menu we completed were stuffed mushrooms. Here's the recipe... Serves 7 Makes 28 mushrooms  28 large (2 1/2-inch-diameter) white mushrooms, stemmed 28 mushroom stems, minced and sauteed to remove water  1/2 cup/60g Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs  1/2 cup/90g grated Pecorino Romano  2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced  2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves  1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves  1 tablespoon chopped basil Salt and freshly ground black pepper  1/3 cup/79ml extra-virgin olive oil  Preheat the oven to 400F/204C/Gas 6 Stir the bread crumbs, Pecorino Romano, garlic, sauteed mushroom stems, parsley, mint, basil, salt and pepper, to taste, and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium bowl to blend.  Drizzle a heavy large baking sheet with about 1 tablespoon olive oil, to coat. Spoon the filling into the mushroom cavities and arrange on the baking sheet, cavity side up. Drizzle remaining oil over t