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Sausage Stuffing |Brown Boar Farm

Stuffs up to a 15 -20 lb. bird.
Ingredients
1 cup chopped onion, from Plato’s Harvest and Web of Life Farm
1 cup chopped celery root, from Skinny Dip farm
4 packages of Brown Boar farm mild breakfast sausages
3 loaves of stuffing bread from Jenny’s Bread
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 cups peeled, chopped apples from Crow farm
1 cup of fresh cranberries from Fresh Meadow Farm
2 cups of apple cider
2 cups of turkey or chicken broth
1 box of Bells seasoning (or equivalent herbs and spices). Bell’s Seasoning is a local Boston product created by William G. Bell in 1867. He mixed a unique combination of rosemary, oregano, sage, ginger, and marjoram. Bell’s seasoning is 100% natural and has no added preservatives, additives, or artificial ingredients and that makes it a perfect companion to Brown Boar Farm all natural sausage that contains no nitrites, additives or artificial ingredients.

Preparation
Prepare celery root by slicing off the outside similar to how you would prepare a turnip. Once the outer skin is removed, place the celery root in a bowl of water (with lemon) to prevent discoloration, and then chop into small cubes. Regular chopped celery could also be used instead of celery root.
Prepare the apples by dicing into cubes or slices leaving the skin on.
Prepare the fresh cranberries by rinsing.
Melt butter in a large skillet, over medium heat. Sauté the chopped onion and chopped celery root (or cube celery stalks) for 5 -10 minutes. Add ¼ of a box of Bells seasoning and cup of the chicken stock, and bring to a boil.
In a separate fry pan, add the apple cider, apple cubes and cranberries and cook through. Mix the cooked results with the onion and celery.
In a large bowl, pull apart the loaves of stuffing bread or cut into 1-2 inch chunks.
Add in the sausage, onion, celery, apples and cranberries and stir with a large fork to blend well.
Sprinkle in and mix additional Bell’s seasoning for taste, and add additional chicken or turkey stock as needed to moisten the bread and seasoning.
Cook the thawed mild breakfast sausage links next until golden brown. Remove the cooked sausage and drain on paper towels and let cool. Slice the cooled sausage links into ½ inch sections and then mix with the bread, onions, celery, apples and cranberries.

Pack the completed stuffing lightly in the turkey cavity and neck just before roasting the turkey.

Extra Stuffing may also be baked in a covered casserole at 350F for 30-40 minutes.

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Quinoa and Green Bean Salad with Fresh Herbs | Katherine Rossmoore of Better Living Through Foods

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup quinoa, rinsed (any color)
  • 1 Cup of chopped green beans (about one inch pieces) or about 2 Cups of whole green beans
  • 1/3 cup raw pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • 1 Cup raw chopped zucchini
  • 1 Cup raw sliced fennel
  • One big handful of mixed fresh herbs: chives, Thai or fresh basil, mint, parsley and oregano; lemon thyme would be nice too.

Dressing

  • 3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice;
  • 2-3 T good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • Good sea salt (like Maldon or Celtic) to taste, and black pepper, optionally.

Preparation

Cook the quinoa like pasta, except with NO SALT! Put a large pot of water to boil, add the quinoa and stir occasionally for a total of 15 minutes, or until the little spirally white part separates from the seed.

Create an ice bath, (large bowl of ice water) for plunging the beans and grain into when finished.

Lightly toast the pine nuts in a dry skillet, paying careful attention so they don’t burn.

Throw the green beans into the quinoa water for the last 4 minutes, blanching the beans while the quinoa finishes. Then, when done, drain the mixture into the strainer and plunge into the ice bath (or just run cold water over) so that the green beans stay bright green.

While the grain mixture cools, chop the zucchini and fennel and dice up your big handful of fresh herbs.
Whisk the lemon juice and olive oil in the bottom of a large bowl and then pour the quinoa mixture into the bowl, tossing well to coat with dressing and then add the rest of the vegetables and herbs. Add the pine nuts once they’ve cooled. Add at least 1 teaspoon salt, (and then more or not) plus pepper to taste.

The fresh herbs really obviate the need for more zing in the dressing! If you have no fresh herbs, add some crushed red pepper and a teaspoon of Dijon mustard to the dressing.