Musings From Us Entries For Health & Food

The following are the various articles that have been filed and posted under the category of General Musings / Health & Food that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Celtic Lemonade

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Recipes_From_The_Fridge-150x150Summer is very much here, and it is time for backyard barbecues, beach parties, and music festivals, and you are going to get thirsty. You will want to cool off, but you don’t want to lose that buzz, so here is a light spirit that will keep any member of the Seven Nations happy, as well as most anyone else with Celtic blood in their veins.

Here is the recipe for a gallon of the libation:

2 cups sugar
2/3 cup lemon juice (natural strength)
1 1/2 cup Scotch or Irish Whiskey
Water to fill

In your jug or pitcher, add sugar, juice, then Whiskey. Fill with water the rest of the way, shake or stir to mix, and serve at your summer ceilidh chilled.
Your drinking age friends will love this light mix, and with easy enough to find ingredients, you should be able to mix up plenty to stock up for the duration. For those of you in the South, keep this on hand all year long, because the work weeks are long, and it is much more cost effective than bringing in cases of Guiness, or Bass, or any IPA. About the only brew you would not want to substitute if for is Grayton Beach 30A Beach Blonde Lager. Have a great weekend!

Sniglet of the Day: March 26

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Sniglet Of The DayCorntamination – Corntamination occurs when GMO crops grow near organic crops, and somehow those things non-GMO consumers thought were safe turn out to have traces of the nasty stuff in them. This is especially for those whom have allegies to GMO crop like corn or soy, or other Frankenfoods (another Sniglet for another day…). When a person allergic to GMOs get these things in their systems, they will become cranky, bloat up, and complain for days about how whomever made the dish they thought was safe tried to poison them.

Some days reading labels is just not enough, and you never know when corntamination might occur, especially in countries that have given their lives over to Monsanto and Cargill. As much as some of these allergy sufferers would love to move to a place when GMOs have been banned, the economy keeps them at home, at the whim of the corporations that are out to poison not just them, but all of us, just slowly. Even finding out that many items on the Corn-Allergens list might give one some bad reactions, and finding ways to avoid them can be done, one can still not escape corntamination, at least in North America. Good luck out there, allergy sufferers. Now that the corporations are finding new ways to dig their claws into Washington, you need to be more wary than ever.

Mead Recipes For Your Enjoyment

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The following is from a very VERY old site I used to have, Celtic Voice, not up anymore. It shows 2 of my recipes for the alcoholic beverage known as mead, or honey wine. I am sure those in the SCA will remember some of this.

Mead Recipes for your Enjoyment

mead noun
A fermented drink made of water and honey; mead. [<W. meddyglyn <meddyg, doctor, + llyn, liquor] New Practical Standard Dictionary, ©1956

metheglin noun
A liquor of fermented honey and water to which malt, yeast, and spices are added; metheglin. See HYDROMEL New Practical Standard Dictionary, ©1956

hydromel noun
A liquor, usually unfermented, consisting of honey diluted with water; when fermented, it is called mead. [<L. <Gr. hydor, water, + meli, honey]New Practical Standard Dictionary, ©1956

Peanut Butter Candy

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Recipes_From_The_FridgeWhile making a standard Southern version of No-Bake Cookies, Cleave tried the originals, and found at first he didn’t care for them because of the oats in them, but changed his mind after the second day. The he couldn’t help himself. He then suggested I try making them with some other kinds of cereals. So I tried toasted oat O’s, then he suggested we just don’t use any grains at all, and set them in a 9 x 13 pan and cut them like fudge. Just WOW! Using E.S.P (Experimentation, Sensibility, and Practicality), we came up with an amazing candy that was an instant hit! Hope this works out for you as well as it did for me.

Peanut Butter Candy

3 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup peanut butter

Bring sugar, milk, and butter to a boil on medium heat. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add vanilla extract and peanut butter. Mix well. Pour into parchment lined 9 x 13 pan. Will set quickly. Cut into 1-inch squares when set.

Broccoli and Pork Tetrazzini

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Recipes_From_The_Fridge-150x150Broccoli and Pork Tetrazzini is a recipe I just fashioned from the top of my head, and it turned out so well, it seemed like it was time to share it with the world. Not too quick and easy, but satisfying and comforting. Great in any season, and with about 15 minutes in prep and 30 minutes baking, this will be a big hit at a potluck dinner after church, temple (if pork is permitted), oak grove gathering, or anytime you need something for that party that you know will make the guests talk about it all month long and ask for the recipe. Okay, time to share!
Broccoli and Pork Tetrazzini
1 lb frozen broccoli florets
1 lb angel hair pasta
2 TBSP olive oil
1 lb boneless pork chops, cubed
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp dried chives
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 TBSP tapioca starch or corn starch
2 TBSP milk
Water
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup shredded colby jack cheese
1/2 shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese