Cool Stuff – Food + Drink

Loquat Cocktail

The loquat trees are growing in my part of Austin, which is rather exciting because I haven’t seen them fruit in a while. The thing about loquats is that you need to pick them in that pivotal moment before they drop but after they have sweetened enough. Pick them too early, and they have a sourness that isn’t quite palatable. The thing is that you can combat that in a […]

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Quail Starters

What to do with a mess of Scaled quail and some rabbits? That was the question after our last winter quail hunt to New Mexico. A dinner party plan was being hatched. We’ll need some starters for the event was part of the discussion, so my wheels were turning and I remembered a dining epiphany from early last year, Panko. Quail Starters: I had seen it in the grocery stores […]

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Roasted Whole Dove Recipe with Paprika and Butter

Thad is back with another delicious wild game recipe! …It is the time of year where you can combine a fresh harvest from the field with fresh harvest from the garden for a wonderful dinner. Mourning doves, cucumbers, tomatoes, onion and basil are all at their peak in my part of the country — Minnesota. This Roasted Whole Dove Recipe with Paprika and Butter is a simple dish that looks […]

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How to Keep Plants Alive During Vacation

At some point in our lives, we have come back from a relaxing getaway only to find that all our plants have perished. Unfortunately, this was the case for me despite being gone for three days. However, I have learned that there are many ways you keep your plants alive during vacation. Here are a few tips and tricks that can easily be implemented to save you (and your plants) […]

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You Brew Kombucha

This summer, we are all about loving ourselves inside and out. Before recently, I would avoid kombucha despite enjoying other fermented foods. It is more of the mystery of what kombucha is that deterred me, but I am here to elucidate that. This beverage is refreshing, bubbly, and the fact that it is good for your health makes it all the better. Best of all, you can brew kombucha too. […]

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The Whole Animal: Butchering and Preserving Meat

Learning how to butcher your own chicken or other whole animal is a great way to cook with economy and save money in the process. The price per pound is also less when you buy animals whole, and butchering can be done quickly once you learn it. In this YouTube episode of Modern Pioneering, I show you how to make the most of what we have and live economically by […]

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Green Power Smoothies

It really is a struggle trying to keep up on school work, have a social life, and eat healthily. Recently, one of my best friends in college introduced me to her original recipe of green power smoothies. I was stunned–it was so good. In fact, it’s also healthy and super easy to make, not to mention we had a lot of fun together. I wanted to share this recipe with […]

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Three Basic Medicinal Tea Blends

In this video I’m going to show you how to brew three of my favorite medicinal teas. Chamomile, Eucalyptus and Rose petal. Remember if you like these videos to please be sure to subscribe to my channel. Do you ever make your own tea blends from nature? Let me know in the video comments on YouTube. You can also tag me on Instagram at @georgiapellegrini, and be sure to follow […]

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Wild Game Cooking FAQ

Every Saturday I’ve been doing a LIVE show on my YouTube channel where you can interact with me and recently I did one on Wild Game FAQ. I hope you’ll subscribe and share it with your friends, it’s free and I love hearing from you and interacting with you about the things we care about. In this recent episode, I decided to answer some of the reader questions I’ve received […]

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Baked Eggs with Axis Venison and Tahini Sauce

On my recent Adventure Getaway, not only did I bring back a lot of wild boar meat, but I was also gifted several packages of Axis venison. And ever since my trip to Israel I have been inspired to do more Israeli cooking because the cuisine there blew me away. So I used that wonderful combination of facts to make these Baked Eggs with Axis Venison and Tahini Sauce, which […]

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