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Winner of September is FuzhouI think we need to get back to my roots! I need to have a monthly winner

September Winner of the most views is Fuzhou of China!!!!
I want to say thank you!MCB

Litchi Pork (Lizhi Rou) 荔枝肉 
The litchi fruit is known for its vibrant reddish pink shell, its juicy inside and its sweet flavor. It complements many traditional dishes, including Litchi Pork. The pork of this sweet and sour dish is fried together with refined sugar, fragrant vinegar, onion, garlic and soup. The result is a glossy, reddish colored pork resembling the litchi fruit. Litchi and water chestnuts often garnish this tasty dish.

What is in season (June) with a Recipe

Seasonal food information, tips and recipe ideas, updated every week


Artichoke, arugula, asparagus, corn, cucumber, fava beans, kohlrabi, peas, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, zucchini

apricots, cherries, grapefruit, lemons, limes, passion fruit, pineapple, plums, strawberries 

duck, lamb


Do you have a recipe for any of the above Items??? 

Ok, Ok here you go! Turn on the BBQ and let's get after it...

 So you need to be inspired to make things!

I want in put about what you want to know?

So, send me ideas you would like me to write about????? I want to share what you question...

Juicing For Life! Pt 3

Juicing For Life With Master Chef
Brandon Bretz
Green Breakfast
Start your day with somethinggreen!
  • Apples (green) - 2 medium (3" dia)
  • Carrots - 3 medium
  • Cucumber - 1 cucumber (8-1/4")
  • Grapes (green) - 15 grape
  • Pepper (sweet green) - 1 medium (approx 2-3/4" long, 2-1/2" dia)
  • Spinach - 2 cup
  • Tomato - 1 medium whole (2-3/5" dia)

  Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.

Jiucing For Life! Pt. 2

Juicing for Life With Master Chef
Brandon Bretz
Beginner Green

This is for beginners that are looking for a green juice that tastes great. It's sweet while having a nice citrus flavor to it.If you have a masticating juicer, this will come out just like in the picture. If you have a centrifuge, then you may want to skip this recipe because you may not be able to get much juice out of the spinach. You can still try it, but don't be surprised if it shoots all of the spinach in the bin and a few drops come out.

Juicing for life! 1

Juicing for life with
Master Chef
Brandon Bretz
Mean Green
MeanGreen will be the main stay of your juicing cleans. Now just know if you fall off the wagon don"t give up! Just get back on the juice! E-Mail me and I'll help you...... Look i'm going to tell you straight this is really hard the first week or so, but then it gets much better. once you start to see the pounds fall off and you feel better, sleep better, you feel great after a few days! Look good health is not easy and it DOES NOT COME IN A PILL!

Winter Fruit & Veg. chart

      Winter Fruit&Veg. 
December, January, February
The following charts give the months of the year when various California fruits and vegetables are usually in season. These are approximate harvest dates because weather and other factors can affect availability.

Remember, you can enjoy the taste of any fruit or vegetable year-round.

Thinking about Ali Van Nest

Hey I was thinking about my friend Ali Van Nest!

The Nasty Bits (offal)

Offal cuts of Meat and their Uses
So what exactly is offal anyway? The most succinct definition is any meat that is not considered prime muscle. This includes any internal organs, as well as any extremities such as tails, feet, ears and heads. Many countries have divergent and long established cuisines based around offal, but the one constant is the treatment different parts of the beast requires. Consider this list an overview - an introduction to how these euphemistically phrased "variety meats" are cooked.

Beef Cuts & Their Uses

Beef Cuts and Their Uses
                    Ground Beef
Fresh ground beef may vary in color during its shelf life. If exposed to oxygen through the permeable plastic wrapping, a package of ground beef may appear bright red on the surface, while the interior remains purplish-red. With extended exposure to oxygen, beef's cherry-red color will take on a brown color.
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