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Easy Pot Roast Recipe

One chuck or shoulder roast, approx 3# roast will serve 4 hefty portions Better Than Boullion Beef Base or salt Chopped onion Pepper To a heated heavy pan add 2 tbsp oil (tallow works well for this) Sear roast on both sides Put roast in dutch oven, 9" x 13" pan or similar pan Spread top of roast with t tbsp beef base (or just sprinkle with salt) Sprinkle black pepper on top of roast Top roast with chopped onions Put 2 cups of water in bottom of pan Cover with lid or aluminum foil Bake at 350 for 5 hours The longer it cooks the more tender the roast becomes Remove roast to platter Pour drippings into saucepan Heat...

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Super-Slow-Roasted Beef from The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook by Shannon Hayes

There is something about the smell of a roast that says "this is home". On Sundays my Mom would often make roast beef dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, and homemade pie for dessert. If you would like to serve that wonderful meal for family and friends I have good news for you. It can be done easily and economically. The trick is how the roast is prepared. I follow the directions from Shannon Hayes in her cookbook The Grassfed Gourmet and the roasts are juicy, tender and delicious including less expensive bottom round (rump roast), eye of round, and top round roasts. Below are the directions. Super-Slow-Roasted Beef by Shannon Hayes 1 beef roast, such as London broil, top, bottom or...

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Giving Your Apple Tree a New Haircut - Pruning

February and March are the best times to prune apple and pear trees. It’s important to remember that they produce fruit on 2 to 3-year-old wood. The tree should have enough open spaces to throw a basketball through! Wow, so don’t be afraid to prune. Golden Delicious is a good variety to include because it fertilizes all other apple trees. Pruning will help avoid disease and will make your trees more productive. And it's fun - like giving your tree a new haircut! Advice from the experts is below. Cornell Fruit Website                                                          Cornell Guide...

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What is NOFA?

"What is NOFA?" NOFA stands for Northeast Organic Farming Alliance. It is a non-profit organization with the goal of promoting healthy food, organic farming practices, and a cleaner environment. NOFA has chapters in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. NOFA-NY is the New York chapter. They provide educational conferences, workshops, farm tours and printed materials to educate farmers, gardeners, consumers, and land care professionals.The Natural Farmer, the quarterly newspaper of the NOFA Interstate Council, publishes features on organic farming techniques, certification issues, environmental developments as they impact farmers and growers, organic market conditions and other topics of interest to the Northeast organic community. Another valuable service offered is NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC, accredited by the USDA National Organic...

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