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10. Coyote Mobile

Paula Young Lee Travelers' Tales ePub

Chapter Ten

Coyote Mobile

The loudest duck gets shot.

Chinese proverb

Im going to kill the chicken, Don announces without preamble. You want to help?

Uh... sure, I reply uncertainly. I feel obliged to witness its death since Im responsible for pointing out its scabrous condition. A little while ago I went out to the henhouse to say hello to the chickens. Hello, chickens! I said. Right away they lined up, pressing forward to see if I brought food. They all came over to greet me except for one, the one with the weird walk and the bloated stomach. She looked really bad. Chunks of feathers on her back were gone, and her demeanor was sullen. Worse, she was huddled in the corner where the first bird had croaked. She couldnt smell death, because death smelled like her.

Shes eating, Don remarked, when I returned to the human house and tattled on her. Its probably not a disease. Dourly, he scratched his chin. He was not particularly interested in deciphering the clues.

The feathers on her back are funny, I insisted. Either shes picking them out, or the other birds are pecking her.

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THE MARCHES

Michelin Michelin ePub

THE MARCHES

The revival and enhancement in the quality of native grape varieties is the goal that the Marches is working towards and there is no shortage of results. One obvious example is that the region’s wines are no longer represented by Verdicchio alone. Since 2004 the surge in new appellations – Vernaccia di Serrapetrona DOCG, Conero DOCG, Offida DOCG, Terreni di Sanseverino DOC, Pergola DOC and San Ginesio DOC – has demonstrated the dynamic changes the local wine industry is experiencing. The discovery near Ascoli Piceno of fossilised remains of Vitis vinifera, dating from the Iron Age, are a clear indication of the long history viticulture has in the region, which, thanks to its soil composition and the mildness of the climate, offers ideal conditions for winemaking.

The gentle hills around Jesi

Claudio Giovanni Colombo/SHUTTERSTOCK

The terroir

Despite the presence of international grape varieties like Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero, it is the native cultivars that triumph in the Marches. Verdicchio has always been the standard bearer for the region, which acquires unique qualities near Matelica and in the zone of Castelli di Jesi thanks to the very special characteristics of the soil and climate. Here Verdicchio grapes create white wines with a greenish tinge (whence its name), with scents of acacia flowers, hawthorn, peach, apple and citrus fruits. Known and appreciated abroad, Verdicchio is refreshing and zesty in the mouth, with an aftertaste reminiscent of almonds.

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Secretos para una alimentación saludable

Kris Rudolph University of North Texas Press PDF

SECRETOS

PARA UNA

ALIMENTACIÓN SANA

La alimentación sana fue la que nos enseñaron en casa cuando éramos niños. Nos dijeron que debíamos seguir una dieta balanceada, comer verduras y que el postre se reservaba únicamente para ocasiones especiales. Desafortunadamente, en el mundo moderno el concepto de la buena alimentación ha cambiado. Hemos reemplazado las comidas nutritivas hechas en casa con comida rápida y nuestras alacenas están llenas de productos procesados y llenos de químicos. Todo es abundante, fácil de preparar (o por lo menos es lo que prometen las instrucciones de los paquetes) y alguien más realiza la mayor parte del trabajo. Esto hace que cocinar todo desde un principio, utilizando frutas y verduras e ingredientes de buena calidad parezca demasiado difícil y que no vale la pena perder el tiempo en ello. Este libro le demostrará que preparar comida nutritiva en casa es fácil, rápido y que vale la pena hacer el esfuerzo.

Más que 50 por ciento de la población de los Estados Unidos está excedida de peso. La nueva epidemia nacional es la obesidad, la cual es la causa directa de muchas enfermedades: cardiopatías, derrames cerebrales (embolias), diabetes, alta presión arterial, depresión y osteoartritis (400,000 muertes al año se relacionan con la obesidad). Las personas consumen más calorías de las que queman, por lo general en alimentos procesados, azúcares y carbohidratos. Nuestro estilo de vida sedentario es parte del problema, junto con las porciones cada vez más grandes que sirven en los restaurantes (Aumentar el precio y el tamaño de la porción finalmente resulta en mayores ganancias para los restaurantes). Si para redondear su “dieta moderna” toma algunos refrescos embotellados, o alguna otra bebida dulce es muy probable que tenga un problema de exceso de peso. México sigue los pasos de su vecino del norte y las enfermedades relacionadas con el sobrepeso, especialmente la diabetes, van en aumento.

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Chicken and Game

Kim Stanford and Bill Backhaus University of North Texas Press ePub

CHICKEN AND GAME

We make some unbelievable chicken recipes, plain and simple. Chicken is so versatile, whether roasted, grilled, broiled, or fried. It makes a great salad, or makes a good salad even better. Our chicken dishes will captivate your guests or simply make you the family hero—dishes like Bourbon-Soaked Chicken with Applewood-Smoked Bacon and Vermont Cheese. We have “Real” Oven-Fried Chicken, and yes, it really works without frying. Your kids will love it. Then, of course, there’s our Herb-Crusted Parmesan Chicken. That’s right, gluten-free Parmesan chicken. We think it’s about time.

We also recommend this very important step: Use only organic, free-range chickens that are plump, with a creamy appearance, no visible blemishes and definitely no odor. Bonus: You’ll be amazed at the wholesome flavor and supple texture of fresh organic pasture-raised chicken. Before cooking, place the chicken in a nonreactive bowl and cover with apple cider vinegar for 20 minutes to remove any impurities. We use the vinegar as a cleaner, not as a flavor. Rinse, pat dry, and refrigerate until ready to use.

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Abilene

Mary Faulk Koock University of North Texas Press ePub

ABILENE

Perhaps more than most towns—or cities, if you prefer so to call a population of more than 100,000—Abilene is a comunity of contrasts. Within the city limits of this dry West Texas spot are three church-supported colleges. Incongruously, within these same city limits, indeed, right in the heart of Abilene itself, is the recently founded “town” of Impact, whose forty-odd taxpaying residents voted, in contrast to those of the city of Abilene itself, to sell liquor and beer to anyone who wanted to visit their dusty street—which is now handsomely paved from the profits of this independent venture!

Another of the noticeable contrasts is perhaps no different from that of any city with a few decades to its heritage; but Abilene is full of the “old” families that have lived there since before Grandma’s day, and today in increasing numbers the newcomers are joining them in the community. Dyess Air Force Base, especially, has brought many young people to Abilene from all over the country. The contrast becomes most apparent when these two groups merge, as they frequently do at social affairs.

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ISTRIA

Michelin Michelin ePub

CANTON TICINO

Canton Ticino in Switzerland has strong links with Italy, starting with their common language and a passion for wine. The canton lies in a critical location touched upon by a variety of physical landscapes: those of the Alps, Lakes Maggiore and Lugano, woodlands and the plain. The canton enjoys a continental climate but is also affected by the proximity of the Mediterranean. The human presence has created everything from villages founded in ancient times to large modern cities. The winemaking districts are divided between Sopraceneri (Bellinzona, Blenio, Riviera, Leventina, Locarno, Vallemaggia) and Sottoceneri (Lugano and Mendrisio). The most common variety of grape is Merlot, which alone covers more than 80% of the land planted to vine and is vinified almost exclusively pure.

Vineyards in the Swiss sunshine

Avner Richard/SHUTTERSTOCK

The terroir

The vineyards for the most part occupy hillside terraces. Today there are more than 200 wineries in operation in Canton Ticino, almost all of which are small to medium-sized. For many producers winemaking is more of a hobby than a business.

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Menu 7. PAPADILLA, DON’T PREACH

Brian L. Patton New World Library ePub

66

The Sexy Vegan’s HAPPY HOUR AT HOME

Braised Scallion Papadillas

3 tablespoons vegan margarine, plus more for the casserole

12 scallions, trimmed

½ cup water

1 pound russet potatoes, peeled and quartered

2 jalapeo peppers

½ cup unsweetened nondairy milk

2 teaspoons nutritional yeast

Salt and pepper

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 burrito-size (12-inch) flour tortillas, warmed

1 large beefsteak tomato, cut into 12 thin slices

Preheat

the

oven

to

350F.

Lube

up

a

large

casserole

with

vegan

margarine,

and

spread

out

the

scallions

in

a

single

layer

in

the

cas-

serole.

If

you

need

to

use

two

casseroles,

so

be

it.

Drop

1

table-

spoon

of

the

margarine

on

top

of

the

scallions,

breaking

it

up

with

your

fingers

to

spread

it

around

a

bit.

Add

the

water,

cover

with

foil,

and

braise

in

the

oven

for

30

minutes.

Meanwhile,

in

a

medium

pot,

cover

the

potatoes

with

cold

water,

and

bring

to

a

boil.

Boil

for

8

to

10

minutes,

or

until

the

chunks

easily

fall

apart

when

you

put

a

fork

through

them.

Once

you

get

the

scallions

and

potatoes

started,

you

can

roast

the

jalapeos.

Place

them

directly

on

the

burner

of

your

gas

stove

or

under

a

broiler.

Roast

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Contenidos

Kris Rudolph University of North Texas Press ePub

Contenidos

Introducción

Secretos para una alimentación saludable

Ingredientes básicos

Los Chiles

Cómo preparar los chiles

Recetas

Sopas

Ensaladas y antojitos

Platos fuertes

Guarniciones

Postres

Bebidas

Cómo planear una fiesta con anticipación

Tabla de conversión métrica

Bibliografía

Índice

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Greenville

Mary Faulk Koock University of North Texas Press ePub

GREENVILLE

It is a beautiful drive from Dallas to Greenville, over the rolling north-central Texas farmland. On that June morning everything was fresh and green after a muchly needed rain. We were invited to Greenville as guests for the fiftieth wedding anniversary celebration of Colonel and Mrs. Hal Horton. Colonel Horton’s grandfather acquired the family homestead Puddin’ Hill, located two miles east of Greenville, in 1839 as payment for his services in the Texas Revolutionary War. The following winter, to provide food for his family of seventeen, he and some neighbors set out on a deer hunt. Five miles out, a Texas “blue norther” struck, forcing them to seek shelter for several days with an old sutler (early day term for storekeeper). Until they could proceed, poker became the favored pastime. As a result of one game, Hal’s grandfather won the entire stock of the store. Packing the horseshoe nails, needles, pins, buttons, beeswax, flint and spices in his saddle bags, he rode home, dumped his winnings on his wife’s bed and said: “Now Mary, we will open a store of our own and lead society in this part of Texas for a while.”

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Valle de Viñales & Pinar del Río Province

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

%48 / Pop 595,000

The fragrant aroma of a fine cigar is an unmistakable scent and within Cuba, its smoky drift can be traced back to Pinar del Río province, the world's premier place to grow tobacco. The region is a rolling rustic canvas of fertile, rust-red oxen-furrowed fields, thatched tobacco-drying houses and sombrero-clad guajiros (country folk).

Jewels in the crown of this emerald land are the Valle de Viñales, a Unesco World Heritage Site studded with the alluring and distinctive mogotes (limestone monoliths) that nigh-on beseech you to get hiking, and Península de Guanahacabibes, a remote Unesco Biosphere Reserve abutting María la Gorda's swath of 50-plus dive sites.

Your obvious base is serene Viñales, a hassle-free village ringed by craggy hills and Van Gogh–like rural beauty, which beckons you to forge into some of the Caribbean's best caves, explore tobacco plantations and secluded swimming holes, lounge on idyllic sandy beaches and lose yourself in a laid-back land where every horizon harbors a host of quintessential 'come to the Cuban countryside' images. So come.

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Chapter 7: The Trouble with Gluten

Rockridge Press Rockridge Press ePub

7

We’ve discussed many of the health benefits of switching to a Paleo diet, but one of the main benefits is that the foods enjoyed in the Paleo diet don’t have gluten in them. For millions of people worldwide, eating caveman-style is a relatively simple way to avoid digestive upset and even the cancers that are caused by an allergy to gluten.

Latin for “glue,” gluten is a protein found in wheat and grains that gives ground flours elasticity and helps them to rise. It’s also the binding component that gives bread its chewy texture and keeps it from crumbling apart after baking. Gluten can be removed from flour because it is insoluble in water. Typically when you remove the gluten, you also lose all of the good properties that make breads and cakes what they are.

Without gluten, your baked goods won’t rise and they’ll have a grainy, crumbly texture. They won’t taste anything like their gluten-laden cousins, and you probably won’t want to eat more than the first bite. Because of an increasing demand for gluten-free products, food corporations have dedicated a tremendous amount of time and money into creating tasty, effective, gluten-free products. Unfortunately, most commercially prepared gluten-free recipe mixes still fall short.

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AOSTA VALLEY

Michelin Michelin ePub

AOSTA VALLEY

The mighty presence of Monte Bianco looms over this region, where grapes are grown in extreme conditions. The vines tenaciously climb the steep slopes in some of the highest vineyards in Europe, challenging the often adverse conditions. The fact that viticulture in the Aosta Valley has managed to achieve such high levels of quality is greatly due to the regional administration. The decision to focus on excellence resulted in the replanting of vineyards, the protection of native species of vine, investment in wine cooperatives, and use of sustainable, integrated agricultural methods. This commitment has been repaid: though modest in terms of quantity, today the local wine production is of superior quality.

Issogne Castle

Metrò Studio Associato/ UFFICIO REGIONALE INFORMAZIONI TURISTICHE

The terroir

There is a single designation of origin, Valle d’Aosta DOC, which breaks down into further specifications that identify the production zones (Donnas, Enfer d’Arvier, Arnad Montjovet, Nus, Chambave, Torrette, Blanc de Morgex and de La Salle), the types of wine (Rosso, Rosato, Bianco, Passito, Superiore and Spumante) and the varieties of grape used (Chardonnay, Cornalin, Fumin, Gamay, Mayolet, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Premetta, Petite Arvine, Petite Rouge, Pinot Nero, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Syrah, Müller Thurgau). This system of designations covers a wide range of wines, many of which are excellent value for money.

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Santiago de Cuba Province

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

%22 / Pop 1,048,000

Stuck out in Cuba's mountainous 'Oriente' region and long a hotbed of rebellion and sedition, Santiago's cultural influences have often come from the east, imported via Haiti, Jamaica, Barbados and Africa. For this reason the province is often cited as being Cuba's most 'Caribbean' enclave, with a raucous West Indian–style carnival and a cache of folklórico dance groups that owe as much to French-Haitian culture as they do to Spanish.

As the focus of Spain's new colony in the 16th and early 17th centuries, Santiago de Cuba enjoyed a brief spell as Cuba's capital until it was usurped by Havana in 1607. The subsequent slower pace of development has some distinct advantages. Drive 20km or so along the coast in either direction from the provincial capital and you're on a different planet, a land full of rugged coves, crashing surf, historical coffee plantations and hills replete with riotous endemism.

AJuly is the key month in Santiago de Cuba’s cultural calendar, when the city is caliente (hot) in more ways than one. The month begins with the vibrant Festival del Caribe and ends with the justifiably famous Carnaval.

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Salads and Dressings

Patty Vineyard MacDonald University of North Texas Press PDF

97

Salads and Dressings

A few things to remember:

Before unmolding, moisten both the plate and the molded salad with wet fingers. The moist surfaces make it easy to slide the mold into the center of the plate after unmolding.

To unmold salads quickly, dip the molds in hot water, then loosen sides with a silver knife. Tap it with your hand and the salad will come out easily.

Remember that everything shows in a molded salad, so when adding fruit, bear in mind that:

These Fruits Sink: Canned apricots, Royal Anne cherries, canned peaches and pears, whole strawberries, prunes and plums, fresh orange sections, grapes.

These Fruits Float: Fresh apple cubes, banana slices, grapefruit sections, fresh peach or pear slices, raspberries, strawberry halves, marshmallows, broken nutmeats.

Jello and gelatin are not the same, so watch your recipes and use whichever is called for.

Add whatever you are adding to the gelatin mix ONLY when the mixture is thoroughly chilled or even partly congealed. If you are making a pattern, allow a thin layer of gelatin to “set” before you begin.

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BYOB: Brew Your Own Beer

Williams, Lee Globe Pequot PDF

BYOB:

BYOB: Brew Your Own Beer

T

his chapter includes over a dozen clone beer recipes submitted by some of

Colorado’s finest brewers. From stouts to hoppy IPAs, there’s enough in here to keep even the most avid homebrewers busy. Note: All of the following recipes have been scaled to yield five gallons of beer.

Beer Recipes

Avery Czar Imperial Stout

This high ABV creation holds lots of chocolate, toffee, and molasses notes, making it a perfect beer for pairing with desserts. Avery’s The Czar is also great for cellaring, so don’t fret if you can’t drink the entire batch in one go!

OG: 1.104, FG: 1.025, IBU: 60, SRM: 35+

Malt:

17 pounds 2-row malt

11.5 ounces cara 45 malt

11.5 ounces honey malt

5.9 ounces cara 8 malt

4.6 ounces carafa III

3.8 ounces debittered black malt

3.8 ounces chocolate malt

Hops:

0.94 ounce Magnum (60 minutes)

0.89 ounce Magnum (30 minutes)

0.52 ounce Sterling (0 minutes)

0.52 ounce Hallertau (0 minutes)

Yeast:

California Ale Yeast (White Labs WLP001 or Wyeast 1056)

Mash at 152 degrees for 60 minutes. Boil for 60 minutes. Ferment at 66 degrees for the first half of fermentation, then allow the temperature to rise to 74 degrees until complete.

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