Harvest Eating Podcast
The Harvest Eating podcast is devoted to sharing my love of food, family and much more. I talk about recipes, cooking methods, different dietary regimens I have tried.

Need a simple dessert to bring to a party or for invited guests? This apple cake is perfect!

Very few ingredients, simple techniques and common equipment all combine to make this a wonderful addition to your baking regimen.

Perfect when apples come in season, especially for those who are fortunate enough to have trees.

Takes only 15-20 minute to get this entire cake ready to go into the oven. Bake for 50 minutes to 1-hour and you're ready to go.

Gild the lily by glazing the top with apricot jam and butter warmed int eh microwave for that shiny finish.

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Direct download: 417-Simple_Apple_Cake.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:49pm EST

Today we are talking about beef brisket, one of the underdogs of the beef world. Sure, it's popular around Passover and in Texas at BBQ joints and in NYC for pastrami and corned beef, but aside from that.. somewhat unpopular.

Brisket is a wonderful cut, juicy, beefy and very flavorful is cooked properly. If in Texas you must visit hill country and try the bbq...legendary!

Today we're talking Passover brisket, cooked slowly with cabbage, onions, tomato, and seasonings. Nothing short of amazing IMO

I really like the fennel seed in this, it provides that "what is that flavor?" element. If you buy a full packer brisket you will start with 8-12 lbs of meat and wind up with about 30% less due to cooking.

Be sure to check out Farm Foods Market, you can get amazing grass-fed beef from select CA family farms shipped right to your door free. Save 10% on first order by using coupon code:  harvest

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Direct download: 416-Jewish_Style_Beef_Brisket.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:05pm EST

Today I discuss a dish that I grew up eating at holiday time; Mom's Sausage Apple Stuffing!

This is a terrific recipe, it's super easy to make and does not require any special ingredients aside from sweet Italian sausage.

The combination of those flavorful sausages, apples, and sage end up creating a wonderful stuffing. IMO much better than a boxed stuffing mix! 

The fennel in real Italian sausage and the sage play off the sweetness of the apple and overall moistness of the stuffing to create something that is not just a plate filler, but something to behold.

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Moms Sausage Apple Stuffing
 
8 tbs butter
1 onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
3-4 SweItalianian sausages, casings removed
3 medium tart apples, like Granny Smith, cored
2 cups turkey or chicken stock(or more...it's your stuffing)
1 about 8 cups of good bread, cut into 1/2 cubes, toasted
2 tsp rubbed sage
1-2 sage leaves, minced
 
Season with salt and pepper
 
Melt butter in large pot, add vegetables, cook 10 minutes or until cooked through
Add sausage, cook stirring often until well browned, add apples.
Cook apples 5-10 minutes.
Add the rest of the ingredients, stir well, adjust seasoning
Place in a preheated 350-degree oven for 25 minutes.
Direct download: 415-Moms_Sausage_Apple_Stuffing-SPECIAL_ANNOUNCEMENT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm EST

On today's show, I discuss making a simple keto coffee cake. Basic ingredients and simple to make.

It's moist, flavorful and not too sweet, plus Lakanto sweetener does not jump-start the blood sugar. You can learn more about Lakanto here.

I choose the blanched almond meal for this but those with nut allergies can use coconut flour...although that is not my favorite taste or texture as coconut flour can be "grainy"

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Direct download: 414-Keto_Coffee_Cake.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:59pm EST

On today's show, I walk you through the proper way to make a rich and flavorful stock, then a wonderful turkey gravy.

With the big Thanksgiving Holiday coming soon, I want you to have the best possible gravy, making it yourself using these methods will ensure you'll be a rockstart in the ktichen and in the dining room!

The secret to making stock is using a combination of roasted turkey and chicken, particularly the fatty wings. Also, a basic mirepoix or trinity is needed.

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Direct download: 413-Turkey_Stock-Turkey_Gravy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:14pm EST

Today I dive into Pate Choux...the old-school French pastry dough that can be made into both savory and sweet treats. It's simple to make with very common ingredients and takes only minutes to prepare.

You can make wonderful little goodies with pate choux like gougeres which are cheese puffs, add some diced salami and WOW.

The pate choux dough is also great for profiteroles or cream puffs.

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Direct download: 412-Pate_Choux-Cheese_Puffs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm EST

On today's show, I share a simple dinner roll recipe. Having dinner rolls with a meal is an amazing treat. These rolls are so simple anybody can make these without special equipment.

A simple bowl and spoon will do it. Here is the Recipe:

-5 c sifted bread flour

-1 tsp  regular yeast

-2 c warm water (under 110 degrees)

-1/2 c whole milk

-2 tsp salt

Harvest Eating Dinner Rolls

Mix flour and yeast in a bowl, add warm water an milk, mix briefly, cover and let sit 30 minutes to 1 hour. Add salt and mix well until well combined. Let sit 3 hours minimum up to 5 hours.

Shape rolls into balls, the recipe should make, 12-16 rolls. Bake in preheated 400-degree oven 25-30 minutes.

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Direct download: 411-Simple_Dinner_Rolls.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53pm EST

Today's episode is not focused on food or cooking rather sustainability. I use the word in my show's opener so I thought it was about time I discuss these conservation action items with you.

Now we're not Green Peace members but we do feel a responsibility to conserve what we have in order to be thrifty (not cheap) and do our part to protect our precious environment.

Sadly, conservation and other closely related topics have become political; that's a shame because we all can do something to help conserve. I would appreciate hearing about your efforts so email me if you're inclined. Enjoy the show!

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Direct download: 410-Sustainability-What_We_Do_To_Conserve.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm EST