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Chef Christopher Ray Talks How Top Chefs Influence Changes in Food

  • Those who have the biggest hand in preparing our food hold a responsibility to transmit core values to consumers. Here’s how chefs can influence a change in food culture. Here in America, and indeed across the world, there is a growing interest in how chefs can influence a change in food culture. I’ve been a chef for more than 30 years. In that time, I’ve learned a surprising fact: My job isn’t merely to make food for my customers. Many…

    Red and Green Cabbage Coleslaw

  • Red and Green Cabbage Coleslaw (Great on the Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork Sandwiches) Ingredients 1/2 head green cabbage, finely shredded 1/2 head red cabbage, finely shredded 2 large carrots, finely shredded 1/2 red onion, finely sliced 3/4 cup mayonnaise 3 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar Salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions Combine the red and green cabbage, carrots and red onions in a large bowl. Whisk together the mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sugar, and some salt and pepper…
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    Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

  • Retail Store Grand Opening Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork Recipe By:cmccreight "Slow cooked, Texas-style pulled pork that is served on a buttered and toasted roll. My family's favorite." Pulled Pork Ingredients 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1 (4 pound) pork shoulder roast 1 cup barbeque sauce 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 extra large onion, chopped 2 large cloves…
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    Local, Ethically Raised Meats Shine at Half Hog Breakdown Demonstration with Butcher Erik Sather

  • Are you curious about local, ethically raised meats? Would you like to learn more about how to butcher them and incorporate them into your life? This is the opportunity you've been waiting for The public demand for local, ethically raised meats has grown exponentially in the last several decades. In most decent-sized towns today, you can find at least one butcher shop purveying locally raised meats that adhere to the highest standards. However, many customers find that artisanal meat shops…

    Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) Mangalitsa Pork Carnitas and Almond Salsa

  • Recipe by Michelle Tam Ingredients 3 pounds boneless pork shoulder roast 2 teaspoons kosher salt, 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 teaspoons crushed dried oregano 1 medium orange 6 garlic cloves, peeled 1 large yellow onion, peeled and quartered 1 dried bay leaf 1 tablespoon lard 1 small white onion, finely diced 2 tablespoons cilantro, minced 1 pkg tortillas 2 Hass avocados, peeled and sliced 1 cup salsa 1 limes, cut into wedges Instructions Grab your…

    Winter Chores on a Biodiverse Mangalitsa Pig Farm

  • Thinking about raising Mangalitsa pigs yourself? Here’s a quick look at winter chores here on our beautiful, biodiverse farm. Sure, we love raising Mangalitsa pigs and providing people with quality, sustainable pork products. But we’re just one farm. It’s only when we all join together in defense of our bodies and the environment that real change can occur. So naturally, we love to teach. Nothing fuels our passion like helping others make an impact through starting their own farms. Today’s…

    I’ll Never Use a Farrowing Crate for Raising Mangalitsa Pigs … and Here’s Why

  • New to raising Mangalitsa pigs? Or just curious about the process? You’re likely wondering whether a farrowing crate is a good idea. Well, spoiler alert: It’s not. Many people ask me questions about raising Mangalitsa pigs. One of the most common is whether I use a farrowing crate. The answer is a decided, no-holds-barred no. But why am I so against using crates for farrowing? First, a definition… The word “farrowing” relates to giving birth, so farrowing isn’t necessarily a…

    Alan Ross of WPR-Spectrum West Interviews Sherry Sutton Zanardo

  • EXCITING NEWS! Tune in to Alan Ross tomorrow as he interviews Sherry about the farming process at Chickadee Hills and how we are pasture-raising our heritage breed of Mangalitsa hogs. We’d love it if you would share the news with your Twitter and Facebook friends and comment with your thoughts on the program. In Western Wisconsin, the program airs at 10AM Thursday on Ideas Net stations 88.3 (Eau Claire) and 88.7 (River Falls). There’s a repeat at 7PM Friday on…

    How to Support Sustainable Agriculture

  • If you’re wondering how to support sustainable agriculture, here’s a quick guide to get you started. Supporting sustainable agriculture might seem like an impossible feat. The truth is, it’s nothing more than a series of small daily choices. As we like to say around here at Chickadee Hills Homestead, “You vote every time you put a fork in your mouth.” In fact, you vote each time you do just about anything at any time of the day. Every choice you…

    Healthy Soil Creates Strong Immune Systems

  • Do you understand how healthy soil creates strong immune systems? When you do, you’ll be even more excited about sustainable agriculture. Knowing what you know about building strong immune systems, would you feed your family chemical-laden unhealthy food on purpose? Of course not! You put a ton of thought and effort into your diet, with the goal of promoting long-term health. Perhaps you eat only organic produce, or you make every effort to avoid GMOs. That’s a great start toward…

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