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Brunch of Eggs, Ham,Kale & English Muffin

:D lazy days of summer
BUT HERE COMES FALL!!! YAY!
Brunch ~
Scrambled eggs, ham steak, crispy baby kale w/smoked sea salt & toasted English muffin w/red pepper jelly :D
Okay, so this isn’t really much but I’ve been repeating recipes a lot lately…so some filler via some pics.

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Kale will pop & splatter #headsup

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Add English muffin,  set ham bone aside (on top… for Lucy/the dog ;) ) in ready to go outdoors to eat, on patio.

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Oh & orange juice

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Come on Lucy

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Gyro Kebabs!

dawnspitfire:

#recipe save & share ;)

Originally posted on What's 4 Dinner Solutions:

DSC_6270 [1600x1200]I cut some lamb for a stew from a leg joint a while back but didn’t use all the meat.  I ground up the leftover and froze it.  Today a search for ground lamb recipes brought me to this recipe.  I had everything and decided to give it a try.  The kebabs formed easily and stayed together much better than I anticipated.DSC_6268 [1600x1200]I laid them gently onto the hot grill, closed the lid for a few minutes, and turned them as needed with tongs.  For a change, I followed the kebab portion of the recipe to the letter.  The tzatziki sauce that Alton Brown makes is so good I went with his recipe.DSC_6271 [1600x1200]There wasn’t anything in the recipe about tomatoes or pitas but Mrs J determined that they were required.  Good call Mrs J!

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10 Quotes to Ponder While You Enjoy the Great Outdoors

dawnspitfire:

LOVE the OUTDOORS :D

Originally posted on John Weirick:

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There’s something mystical and refreshing about being outdoors. Whether it’s a summer at the beach, skiing mountains in the winter, or hiking trails in the fall, there’s so much for us to experience away from computer screens and busyness of the city. Even many cities now emphasize gardens, forest parks, and outdoor areas within city limits because they realize people desire to be close to nature.

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I’ve grown to love the great outdoors even more since I’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest, where endless forests, majestic mountains, and rocky coastlines offer plenty of territory for adventurers. Promoted frequently with the ease of mobile photography like Instagram (you can follow me at @johnweirick), it seems people are reinvigorated in their love for getting outside and enjoying the natural world.

Here are 10 quotes about the energy, peace, and mystery of the…

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Albondigas Soup

dawnspitfire:

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I so didn’t follow recipe. Along with making what I had work (recipe is at link of original post below).
No green beans…but I have Kale. No peas…but I have cabbage :D . No tomato sauce, but I have whole tomatoes & tomato paste ;) . No Knorrs vegetable soup mix, but I have a lot of spices. No chicken stock…but I have chicken base & water ♡.
Mingo isn’t going to recognize it…till he spots the Albondigas ♥
“Make it work”

And taadaa! It tastes GOOD!

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Got the mandolin out…carrots.
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I really filled the pot this time!
Unclear images, I finally figured out, is due to caffeine :)

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Gotta love it.
Although, I do still want a small handheld one too; for small jobs.

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I did not peel my carrots but I sure scrubbed them.

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Good EVOO ♡♥♡

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Loaded it…wow, I was actually starting to wonder if all my albondigas (meatballs) would fit. :/

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They did …

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Sprinkled extra crushed red pepper (cayenne) ~

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Oops…don’t forget to remove bay leaves.

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Originally posted on dawnspitfire's blog:

Comfort food & we love it ♥
ALBONDIGAS SOUP
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RECIPE:

What’s been working great for me is having chopped/processed mint & cilantro in my freezer for when I make mint/cilantro chutney…YES!
If fresh mint is not available, you can use a couple teaspoons of dried mint from herbal mint tea or mint jelly. You can also vary the vegetables depending on what you have on hand. Spring peas in their pods instead of shucked peas, for example. Or you could add some chopped fresh zucchini or corn.

INGREDIENTS:

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
3 quarts of chicken stock or beef stock OR water OR a mixture of both (we usually use half stock half water as the meatballs will create their own stock)*
1/2 cup of tomato sauce
1/2 lb of string beans, strings and ends removed, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 large…

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Ferguson or RP: To Trayvon Martin Sympathizers

dawnspitfire:

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:O
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It will never progress at this rate.
:p

On Ferguson circus. That tsunami of protesters, whiners, screamers, thugs, thug-wannabes, criminals & vandals that find #victimology useful. Protesting for protesting’s sake, NOT promoting #PROGRESS.

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5697647

Why bother writing when its the same old story? Simply change the names #FERGUSON #BROWN … so goes that crazy train again.
Silly

Originally posted on dawnspitfire's blog:

Because I haven’t seen it said better thn this article to date!
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A repeat Huffington post article by Romany Malco
Jul 17, 2013
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3612231

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voice of reason,  sense, character & courage.

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#RomanyMalco

He said it better than I did. Besides, it makes a difference to have voices from different race’s views (COMMON SENSE).

A Message to Trayvon Martin Sympathizers

#RomanyMalco Jul 17, 2013 –
I haven’t touched on the Trayvon Martin issue because race matters in this country are the paralysis of the American people. To constructively discuss Trayvon would require empathy, introspection and an understanding of America’s social and economic history. This is why the open forums we have seen thus far seem to fuel more ignorance and bias than reasonable debate.
To be brutally honest…. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3612231

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That’s not skittles…

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Really #Obama ?

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Really?

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You got sucked in by the machine too?
Or are you a member of the…

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Kale with Egg

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🍴😋👌 #FOOD! ❤️🙏 
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yes, I include lots of images. Cuz I love them…it’s art. It’s the colors; the green & purple kale, yolk of fresh local eggs & red pepper jelly. The pretty chickens & their eggs ♥
:D but I put most AFTER recipe, for those who want to get to the point

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I’m cooking for myself, a fav is a fried egg on stir-fried kale (steamed is good but I like the crisp/texture thing). It’s fast, high in protein, meatless (sometimes :D ) with vitamins & minerals. Tastes good too!
As much as I like kale AND eggs, I still like to add a little somethin, in this case yummy Red Pepper Jelly ♥
Salsa is good, or any favorite…like fresh tomatoes/tomato salad, etc.
#BACON is ALWAYS good! If you eat meat :p & I do!

Ingredients: 
1 or 2 eggs
1 bunch of kale (I used green & purple)
1 -2 T olive oil
1 clove garlic (optional)
grated cheese (I had pecorino available & love that & parm of course; also optional)
sea salt
fresh ground pepper

Remove ribs and stems from kale & chop or slice, depending on size you pref. In saute pan with EVOO, sweat garlic (I removed so it wouldn’t burn), add kale & stir fry (I toss/flip) just until wilted or tender. Add salt & pepper to taste. Set aside with lid on to keep warm.
In REAL butter cook egg to your preference (that can even be scrambled) with salt & pepper.
With tongs place kale on plate & top with egg.
Top with Red Pepper Jelly.

Or preferred addition as mentioned in ingredients.
Kale is great with many options→ onions, mushrooms, etc..

Loosely adapted from Hail to Kale :D which by the way, is a good blog for #KALE
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Went to eat outside but…forgot my red pepper jelly, so I just moved indoors. It was a nice little drizzling of rain though…I should’ve stayed out there. #Rain is a rare gift here; along with the bit of a cool down that comes with it.

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My hands are shakey…mmmm…mini tripod for phone?

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I know…HE isn’t the one doing the work, but he sure puffs his pretty chest out, like most males, over it.

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I actually tried some drops of orange oil on kale & it was good. I used so much caution though that I barely taste any.

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Good stuff Maynard ;)
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Corn tortillas, old world and new

dawnspitfire:

What a good story :D
Thanks for that.
This blogger is a sweetheart ♡ #justsayin

Originally posted on Cooking in Mexico:

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Dear Readers,

This was my last posting, written in 2011. At this last writing, my life took a different turn, and I had no choice but to follow. Even though I have not added anything new to Cooking In Mexico, you will still find it to be a treasure-trove of authentic Mexican recipes written for today’s cook. In addition, there are a few non-Mexican recipes that were too good not to share with you. You will find all of my favorite Mexican dishes at the top of this page under “Recipes”. I hope you refer to them as often as I still do. Thank you for your readership and many comments. I still reply to every comment and question and look forward to hearing from you.

Kathleen

May, 2011

Corn Tortillas, Old World and New

We were in the state of San Luis Potosí some years back, in the very…

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