Newsletters: 4 Aug, 2010

Excerpt from the Market Newsletter originally published on 4 Aug, 2010. View the full newsletter for all the photos and links.

Cooking, and reading about cooking
You guessed it, this week we’ve got dog recipes — one for food, one for treats.

Chow Chow Stew
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 pounds lean beef, or substitute chicken, lamb, fish, or liver
2 cups cabbage — chopped
3 cloves garlic — minced, up to 4
18 ounces canned sweet potatoes — drained and chopped
14 1/2 ounces canned tomato wedges — undrained
1 1/2 cups tomato juice
3/4 cup apple juice
1 teaspoon ginger root — up to 2, grated
2 cups green beans, frozen — cut crosswise
1/3 cup peanut butter
6 cups cooked brown rice
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook Beef, Add the cabbage and garlic; cook, stirring, until the cabbage is tender-crisp, about 5 minutes. Stir in the sweet potatoes, tomatoes, tomato juice, apple juice, ginger. Reduce the heat to medium-low; cover. Simmer until hot and bubbling, about 6 minutes. Stir in the green beans and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in the peanut butter until well-blended and hot, about 1 minute. Spoon over rice.

An Apple A Day Dog Treat
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unbleached flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 apple — chopped or grated
1 egg — beaten
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
3/8 cup water
Blend flours and cornmeal in a large mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix until well blended. On lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 7/8-inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters of desired shape and size. Place treats on a cookie sheet prayed with vegetable oil spray. Bake in preheated 350F oven 35 to 40 minutes. Turn off oven. Leave door closed 1 hour to crisp treats. Store baked treats in airtight container or plastic bag and place in refrigerator or freezer. Makes 2 to 2 1/2 dozen.


And dog treats here as well, of course.

The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook by Jessica Disbrow Talley. Cider Mill Press, 2008.

And finally, to soothe my cat-loving heart, I am compelled to break from my theme and offer this recommendation:

The Ultimate Cat Treat Cookbook : Homemade Goodies for Finicky Felines by Liz Palika.

Thanks for your interest in our community and its market.

Your Market correspondent,

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