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Pineapple Fried Rice

Is Pineapple Fried Rice Thailand’s equivalent of Chow Mein or Spaghetti Meatballs, or is it a genuine Thai dish? I may be offending my Thai friends by casting asparagus, but I’m honestly wondering. There are some dishes a white person like me simply cannot order unless they want to be given the worst table in the house and pineapple fried rice is one of them. Lemon Chicken and Sweet Sour Pork are other no-no’s for the Mat Salleh in Asia. In Italy they throw you out of the restaurant if you ask for spaghetti meatballs and I’ve seen tourists sent to the beauty parlour after asking for a Hawaiian, because the local pizzaiolo thought that must surely be something like...

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All About Michigan Blueberries: North Bay Produce Blueberry Farm Tours

This post is sponsored by our partners at North Bay Produce. We are back with another tour of the North Bay Produce’s Michigan  Blueberry Farms! Summer is synonymous with the blueberry season in Michigan.  And If you drive the western coastline of Michigan, you will see blueberry farms . Over 65 million pounds of juicy blueberry goodness comes from The Great Lake State which equals around 32% of the total North American crop.  We all love that blueberries are packed full of antioxidants, Vitamin C and potassium. It is a true superfood!  Blueberry season typically runs from late June through early October in Michigan, so summer is the perfect time to visit these family-owned blueberry farms.  North Bay Produce is...

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30 Healthy & Delicious Lunch Ideas for Busy Mums

For me, it’s not breakfast that’s the most important meal of the day… It’s lunch. Breakfast for me is a cup of steaming coffee… or two… or three because let’s be honest. Not everyone has an appetite early in the morning, and I am one of those people who believe a full breakfast isn’t for everyone! But lunch…. lunch is a different story. I live for healthy, filling lunches! I look forward to it each day and make sure that it makes up for my lack of breakfast. And because, like you, I’m a busy mum, my favourites are healthy lunches that are easy to prepare. Here are 30 healthy lunch ideas for busy mums like you and me! 1....

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How to live off the land: The Field’s month by month guide

For many of us, putting food on the table now means a trip to the supermarket. But just what is available to the modern hunter-gatherer? Adrian Dangar advises on how to live off the land, month by monthA young August grouse, cooked rare, is an extravagence for some but not all foragers.Modern takes on how to live off the land is often heavy on edible flowers and common weeds and light on fur, feather and fin. Adrian Dangar suggest a modern approach to hunter-gathering concerning food that is the main event of supper, in his month by month guide to living off the land. From pigeon in March to wild garlic and asparagus in May and the very first August...

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Finding the soul of Sonora in carne asada

By Pati Jinich, The New York Times As a Mexican born and raised in Mexico City, I thought I knew my carne asada. But it wasn’t until I traveled across the state of Sonora, from the border city of Nogales to Navojoa, in the southern part of the region, that I had a true taste of the northern-style carne asada experience. At a taco stand anywhere else, carne asada is grilled meat. But in Sonora, a carne asada is the weekly gathering of friends and family, with the dish at its heart. Every component — from the dishes (the meat, the salsa, the beans, the smashed guacamole never with lime, the pillowy-soft flour tortillas) to their preparation (the cooking, the...

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