Ramp Marinade

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We LOVE ramps at the goats. When they are in season we buy as many as we can get our hands on and use them in a bunch of different ways. From pickled to charred, ramps add a great, mild, sweet, oniony flavor to any dish. We use this marinade on our grilled shrimp, but… Read more »

Tahini Dressing

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We used this tahini dressing on our goat loin, but we think it tastes great on pretty much anything!   1/2 cup tahini 1/2 cup water 1 garlic clove 1 T tamari soy 1/2 T honey 1 T cider vinegar 1 T lemon juice 1/2 T sambal salt to taste   Blend all together. The… Read more »

White Asparagus

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According to the calendar, spring is here! Though hard for us to tell here in Chicago 😉 A nice way to kick off spring is with white asparagus! Great crunch, mild sweet asparagus flavor. Here we celebrate the texture with a fun play on giardiniera. It’s great on just about anything that needs a little… Read more »

Cooking with Eggplant

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4 Japanese eggplants 1 tbsp balsamic 1 tbsp shaoxing* 1 tbsp soy (tamari) 3 tbsp rice brain oil Cut off the top and bottom of the eggplant, lay on side and cut it into 3 segments. Then quarter the segments lengthwise. (See image to the right.) Mix shaoxing, soy and balsamic to make a vinaigrette…. Read more »

Pomelo pepper relish

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During winter months we fill the menu at girl & the goat with citrus, from grapefruit to blood oranges to one of my favorites, pomelos.  This relish is great over roasted beets, on crusty bread, over fish or pork chops.  Adds great acidity and spice! Pomelo pepper relish  2 C pickled fresnos (recipe below)  5… Read more »

Silver Needle Noodles and Szechuan Chili Sauce

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Had such a good time on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live cooking with Nick and Michelle! Wanted to share the recipe for the noodle dough and chili sauce, in case any of you wanted to celebrate the year of the goat on your own 😀 Silver needle noodle dough: 1 cup wheat starch 2 Tcup… Read more »

Donuts for Fat Tuesday!

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I am not really sure how donuts became tied to Mardis Gras, but from Paczkis to biegnets, Fat Tuesday is a day known for it’s fried bread! Here is a quick recipe for making your own little donuts at home! Makes 18 donuts 0.0625 oz dry yeast 1 tbl warm water 3 floz lukewarm milk 1/8… Read more »

Reader Recipe!

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I wanted to mix it up a little bit and post a recipe that a reader sent after one of our Flavor cooking demos – love hearing what you guys do at home with the sauces and spices! Here is what Teresa has to say about her creation! I had the opportunity to attend a presentation of… Read more »

Cheesy Crab Dip

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  Cheesy Crab Dip 1 Pound cream cheese, softened 3/4 Cup mayonnaise 1 1/4 Cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 1 Head roasted garlic, finely chopped 1 Tbsp harissa (You may buy jarred or substitute 2 tsps sambal) 2 Tsp fish sauce 1/2 Pound lump crab meat, picked through 2 Tsp Worcestershire 2 Tsp Frank’s Red… Read more »

Quick Pork Sausage Stew

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2 Tbsp. Canola Oil 2 Lbs. sausage (out of casings) 4 Slices thick cut bacon, cut into strips 1/4 Cup garlic 1 Red pepper, seeded and julienne 2 Cups Fennel 2 Cups sweet onion 1/4 Cup Brandy 2 Quarts Chicken Stock 2 Cups canned tomato (no juice) 2 Cans White Beans (rinsed) Peppers, chips, sour… Read more »