CRACKLED November 2013: THE COZY ISSUE
SNUGGLE UP BY THE FIRE Fall and winter is a time for cozyness and warmth. Tuck up under the covers with these rustic recipes and ideas.
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Contents Gastronomy 04. Whole Wheat Waffles 07. Spicy Cinnamon Rolls 13. Chilli Basil Pesto 22. Green Guacamole 34. Shrimp Angel Hair
10. Crackling Corn 15. Perfect Pines 26. Cozy Reads 37. Smokey and Crisp 41. Luscious Greens
08. Cuddle Tales 20. Storybook Cottages 29. Keeping Warm 45. Snowy Activities 52. Yummy Drinks
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Sh take scrumptious By: Janice Arden Photo By: Jim Millard
symbol of longevity in Europe because of their big health promoting in properties, shiitake mushrooms have been used medicinally by the Chinese for more than 6,000 years. More recently, their rich, smoky flavor has endeared them to Asian taste buds. These exotic hearty mushrooms can now be found in supermarket shelves across the States throughout the year. Like other mushrooms, these specialty mushrooms are as mysteriously unique as they are delicious While often thought of as a typical vegetable and prepared like
one, mushrooms are actually a fungus, a special type of living organism that has no roots, or eaves, flowers or large seeds. People do not usually consider including healthy mushrooms as part of their meals for their nutritional content. However, shiitake mushrooms are an excellent source of three B vitamins (vitamins B2, B5 and B6); a very good source of one additional B vitamin.
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THE ART OF KEEPING
WARM Like the song says, winter really may be the most wonderful time of the year. But being cold takes all the fun out of it! Luckily, there are so many ways to stay warm, even in the coldest climates, and the following guide will help you keep cozy while you enjoy fresh snow, holiday parties and the many other joys that winter has to offer.
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01 Melting marshmallow by Jan Dickens 02 Tea cup resting in barnyard 03 Cozy fireplace with shoes warming 04 Cottage in the snow - Muskoka 05 Truffles- Ann Field 06 Cream of squash soup
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ROAST BEEF avec pears & rosemary INGREDIENTS 5 yellow pears, sliced 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, crushed 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 beef tri-tip roast (2 to 3 pounds) 4-1/2 teaspoons olive oil 12 small red potatoes, quartered
DIRECTIONS Combine the garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper; set aside 4 teaspoons. Rub the remaining mixture over roast; place in a greased roasting pan. In a small bowl, whisk reserved herb mixture with oil. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the potatoes, yellow peppers and onion; add oil mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 425째 for 30-60 minutes. TheCozy CozyIssue Issue 88 The
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WOODEN Eat more fiber. Youâ€™ve probably heard it before. But do you know why fiber is so good for your health? Dietary fiber ound mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes is probably best known for its ability to prevent or relieve indigestion. But foods containing fiber can provide other health benefits as well, such as helping to maintain a healthy weight and lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease.
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meals Selecting tasty foods that provide fiber isnâ€™t difficult. Find out how much dietary fiber you need, the foods that contain it, and how to add them to meals and snacks. Most plant-based foods, such as oatmeal and beans, contain both soluble and insoluble fibers. Selecting tasty foods that provide fiber isnâ€™t hard.
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discovering a new kind cozyness:
Rusitc seller in a village house of Southern Italy
Antique spoons from the Pioneer Museum in Alberta
A table with all the fixens - chestnuts, salt and pepper
Roasted salted smelts with cracked pepper and olive oil
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Lamb is about the most warming protein to eat in the cold months...
INGREDIENTS: 8 lamb chops 2 lb (907 g) potatoes, peeled 6 cloves garlic 3 tbsp (45 mL) extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp (5 mL) pepper 3/4 tsp (4 mL) salt 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped chives
In saucepan of boiling salted water, cook potatoes and 4 of the garlic cloves until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid, drain; transfer potatoes and garlic to large bowl. Mince remaining garlic. Combine garlic, rosemary, mustard, and remaining pepper and salt. Rub all over chops. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until desired doneness, about 8 minutes for medium-rare.
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AND PLEASE YOUR SWEET TOOTH
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eep the freezing weather at bay and indulge with rich, feel-good desserts such as apple crumbles, chocolate puddings, baked cheesecakes or decadent tarts. So I think Winter is a time for spoiling yourself. Yes, I know we should all try to eat healthy food most of the time but if you canâ€™t indulge yourself a little during Winter when can you treat yourself. People donâ€™t want diet food in Winter.
People want to eat puddings, crumbles, pies and custards. They want desserts that emerge from the oven piping hot and are eaten with a generous serve of custard or cream. They want to feel comfortably full and satisfied.
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