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November 28, 2011

Better Than Yesterday

While turkey is good on Thanksgiving, I much prefer it as a leftover.  Turkey salad to be exact.  And seeing that we’re four days out from turkey day, it’s about time for just that.

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Plus, I can’t get enough of my Pequa Vally Farm maple yogurt (made in Ronks, PA, but sadly does not have a website).  It’s pure sweet, tangy, and creamy deliciousness.

So of course I combined it with turkey.  I mean really, it’s the obvious thing to do!  Smile with tongue out

And I plopped it all on a potato stuffing “pancake” that was heated on a cast iron skillet.  Really people, what else would I do?

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It’s the ultimate pile of leftovers, topped with tomato and lettuce, and eaten as an open face sandwich.

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It’s got everything you could want in a meal.  A warm soft base.  A cool crunchy top.  A burst of flavor in the middle.

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Don’t believe me?  Oh you just try it!

Maple Cranberry Turkey Salad

  • 3 cups turkey, chopped
  • 4 heaping tablespoons maple yogurt
          • (I can’t vouch for anything, but Pequa)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons mayo
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (to pump the maple flavor up!)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • grinds of salt and pepper to your taste

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Eat it on crackers, a salad, a sandwich, or just right out of the bowl.  When you love this, I promise I won’t say…I told ya’ so! Open-mouthed smile

What’s your favorite way to used leftovers?

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October 13, 2011

Lovin’ the Local

We did a blind taste test in our house tonight!  Nerds?  Most definitely, but I had a blast.

A few months ago I went to the store to buy milk.  I went to the fridge with the store brand, but there was none left!  I moved on to the only slightly more expensive milk from the local dairy, Rutter’s.  I love to support local, but it just didn’t occur to me to buy the local milk.  But this day I had to.

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I brought it home and poured myself a glass.  Holy cow (no pun intended)!  This is delicious!  I was hooked.  Rutter’s milk it was from then on.

I’ve also noticed that it lasts longer.  Store brand milk smells rancid on the exact sell by date, if not a day before.  Rutter’s has been delicious up to and one or two days beyond the sell by date…as it should!  I’m in love.  Red heart

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However, since then, I’ve been wanting to prove to myself that the local actually does taste better.  What better way than a blind taste test!?

I poured and labeled two glasses, recruited Steve’s help, and tied my blind fold.  He switched up the glasses and I started sipping.  I kept my blindfold on just in case I could see the difference.

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The first sip I took I was already pretty sure it was store brand.  I sipped it a few times and then moved onto the second glass.  Now I was really sure this glass was Rutter’s.  It actually tasted more like milk.  It was thicker too.  And overall just more delicious.  Ding ding ding!  I win!  Right on.

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Next up, Steve’s taste buds.  He won too!  It’s true, the local milk tastes better and lasts longer.  I’m so happy this turned out the way I had hoped!

Rock on local!

Are you local or bust?

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