Thursday, May 29, 2008

Cheese Biscuits


2 cup self-rising flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup shortening

3/4 cup grated sharp Cheddar

1 cup buttermilk

1/4 stick butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt together using a fork; cut in shortening until it resembles cornmeal. Add cheese. Stir in buttermilk all at 1 time just until blended. Do not over stir. Drop by tablespoonfuls, or use an ice cream scoop, onto a well greased baking sheet. Brush dough with melted butter. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Yield: 16-20 biscuits

Recipe courtesy Paula DeenShow: Paula's PartyEpisode: Tricks of the Trade

Monday, May 26, 2008

Stuffed Autumn Apples

From Cooking with Paula Deen, Sept/Oct, page 641.

2 large Golden Delicious or Gala apples

2. 1 to 1 1/2 cups apple cider

3. 1 tablespoon butter4. 1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar5. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract6. 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon7. 1/4 cup dried cherries8. 1/4 cup merlot9. 1 teaspoon sugar10. 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs11. 1/4 cup sliced almonds12. Granola Topping 13. Caramel Sauce 1. Preheat oven to 350°.2. Cut 1/8 inch from tops of apples. Using a melon baller, remove core, cutting to but not through bottom of apple. Hollow out apple, leaving a 1/4-inch-thick shell, reserving apple flesh for filling. Place apples in a 9-inch baking dish, and fill apple shells with cider. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until apples are slightly tender. Drain, dicarding cider.3. In a small saucepan, combine apple flesh, butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Cook, over medium-high heat, about 5 minutes, or until apple flesh is tender.4. In a small skillet, combine cherries, merlot, and sugar. Cook over medium heat, 3 to 4 minutes, or until wine is absorbed. Add cherry mixture to apple mixture, stirring to combine. Stir in graham cracker crumbs and almonds. Spoon filling inside prepared apples. Sprinkle with Granola Topping, and serve with Caramel Sauce.Caramel SauceFrom Cooking with Paula Deen, Sept/Oct 2007, page 641. 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar2. 1 1/2 tablespoons water3. 3 tablespoons butter4. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extractIn a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and water. Cook, whisking constantly over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add butter and vanilla; cook 3 minutes, or until thickened, whisking constantly.Yields 0.75 cupGranola ToppingFrom Cooking with Paula Deen, Sept/Oct 2007, page 641. 1/4 cup honey and oat granola2. 1/8 cup dried cranberries3. 1/8 cup sliced almonds4. 1/2 teaspoon firmly packed brown sugar5. 1 teaspoon honey1. Preheat oven to 350°.2. In a 9-inch baking pan, combine granola and remaining ingredients. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Pour onto wax paper; cool completely.Yields 1 cup

Friday, May 23, 2008

Genetically Modified Links

NOTE:New links are at bottom of page. (All links open in new Browser Window)
GM Watch - a news and research service founded in Norfolk, UK in the spring of 1998 to report on the growing concerns about genetic engineering.
Organic Consumers Association - a grassroots non-profit public interest organization which deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, corporate accountability, and environmental sustainability.
True Food Network - a resource that you can come to for information and, most importantly, a place you can come to take action regarding GE foods.
Kraft campaign on GMOs - GMO free activist group/campaign.
GE Food Alert - a coalition of seven organizations united in their commitment to testing and labeling genetically engineered food.
Friends of the Earth GMO campaign pages - is the U.S. voice of an influential, international network of grassroots groups in 70 countries. Friends of the Earth has for decades been at the forefront of high-profile efforts to create a more healthy, just world.
Genetic Engineering Action Network - a diverse network of grassroots activists, national and community non-governmental organizations (NGOs), farmer and farm advocacy groups, academics and scientists who have come together to work on the myriad of issues surrounding biotechnology.
The campaign to label genetically modified foods - Mission statement:To create a national grassroots consumer campaign for the purpose of lobbying Congress and the President to pass legislation that will require the labeling of genetically engineered foods in the United States
Say No to GMOs! - this site offers extensive information on the complex and controversial issue of genetic engineering.
Organic Trade Association - is the membership-based business association for the organic industry in North America. OTA's mission is to encourage global sustainability through promoting and protecting the growth of diverse organic trade.
*New! links below*
Gene Traders- a new and comprehensive collection of research and essays on biotechnology.
Sources for Non-rBGH Cheese Dairy - A list of U.S. dairy farms and manufacturers that do NOT use genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rBGH) in their cheese products. Many also sell milk, butter, and other dairy products. This list includes rBGH free cheese from cows only. - Union of Concerned Scientist's database of field trials. - PIRG's Raising Risk Field Testing of GE Crops in the U.S. - USDA's searchable database of field trials of GE crops, run by Virginia Tech University. - Contamination Register. - USDA Agricultural Biotechnology Intellectual Property. - Edmonds Institute: Biohazards Next Generation. - The Non-GMO Report - The Non-GMO Report is a monthly newsletter that provides information to help food producers respond to the challenges of genetically modified foods and capitalize on markets for non-genetically modified products. - A searchable database of events concerning the seed industry, farmers' rights, GM crops, and other related issues - Greenpeace's Say No to Genetic Engineering webpage - Royal Society of Canada's report Expert Panel on the Future of Food Biotechnology - A public interest organization that organized a lawsuit against the FDA. This site contains (a) copies of key memos about the risks of GE foods that the lawsuit forced the FDA to divulge and (b) other informative documents about the risks and the way in which the government has covered them up.
For information about GM trees, go to

Monday, May 19, 2008

Primm Springs Soysage is a delicious meat alternative. It is made with non-GMO organic soybeans, organic whole wheat flour, organic wheat germ, nutritional yeast, and several herbs and spices. No preservatives of any kind are added and our product is vacuum sealed for freshness, rather than frozen. These factors give Primm Springs Soysage a very unique flavor that is far superior to the bland taste of most other meat alternatives.

An additional advantage of our soysage is its great versatility. It can be substituted for ground beef, pork, turkey, or sausage in just about any recipe. Soysage also makes a delicious sandwich or breakfast patty. Simply slice to desired thickness, then cook on a skillet or grill. For added convenience, soysage can also be frozen if desired.

We've posted some RECIPES on our site to show some of the easy ways that this all purpose meat substitute can be used. Each recipe is accompanied by a color photograph. We hope you will browse the recipes and begin to enjoy the great taste and health benefits of Primm Springs Soysage.

Primm Springs Soysage is used in place of ground pork and hamburger and is extremely versatile. It is made with organic, non GMO soybeans, organic whole wheat flour, organic wheat germ, nutritional yeast and several herbs and spices. Although there are several other meat alternatives available in stores, Primm Springs Soysage has a very unique flavor in comparison. In fact, the recipes on this web site work best when used with Primm Springs Soysage opposed to others. It is hard to explain in words why it is better but we think you will agree. Let us know what you think. E-mail us at

Primm Springs Soysage is distributed by DPI Rocky Mountain and is available nation wide at many Wild Oats Markets. You may also purchase it at the Produce Place on Murphy Road in Nashville, TN. Our company is growing fast and Primm Springs Soysage may be in your town very soon.The Produce Place4000 Murphy RoadNashville, TN 37209Phone: 615-383-2664

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

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