Tuesday, November 18, 2014
I grew popcorn in my garden this year and have many cobs of popcorn. I want to show you how easy it is to pop my homegrown popcorn on the cob in the microwave.
Our kids love this and think it's really cool!
First, you must find out if the cob is dry enough to pop. This is as simple as taking a few kernels of the cob and popping them. Once the kernels fully pop, you know the popcorn is ready to go.
I just take the whole cob and throw it into a paper lunch bag. Then, you fold over the top a few times to close it. Place the bag in the microwave for 2 minutes and Voila! You have a bowl of microwave popcorn.
I like to throw the whole cob in the bowl with the popped popcorn for show. Add butter and salt if you like.
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 10:13 AM
Friday, November 14, 2014
Are you interested in vermicomposting? Watch this video on how to build a free worm factory to vermicompost your kitchen waste.
This project uses two five gallon buckets to start your worm bin and is so quick and easy it takes less than five minutes to complete.
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 10:46 AM
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Here's a family favorite recipe that is low in calories and delicious. This is a great substitute for the high calorie spaghetti meal and works for the paleo diet, Whole30, or a gluten free diet.
This recipe is a variation on a recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks, The Everyday Paleo. You have to get this cookbook! Here's the link to it. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/098256581X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=098256581X&linkCode=as2&tag=maxiimpakara-20&linkId=NYHZ5ZV4AZASLSSF
2 Spaghetti Squash
2 pounds Ground Beef
1/2 Yellow Onion
1/2 cup Fresh Parsley
3 tbsp Fresh Rosemary
8 to 12 Plum Tomatoes
2 tbsp Garlic Powder
2 tbsp Dried Basil
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
1 Bay Leaf
Splash of Red Wine
Cut Spaghetti Squash in half and scoop out seeds. Place in Squash in casserole dish with 1/4 filled with water. Cook in oven at 375° F for 45 to 60 minutes.
Add onion, parsley, and rosemary to food processor and chop. Then, add tomatoes and garlic powder and pulse until the tomatoes look chunky.
In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef. After browned, add tomato mixture, bay leaf, basil, cayenne, salt, and red wine vinegar. Let simmer for 20 minutes.
Once the spaghetti squash in soft, use a fork and scoop the spaghetti squash onto a plate and top with the meat sauce.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Live crayfish are great fishing bait. This videos shows a tail rig on a crayfish. You hook it through the tail from the bottom up.
This way when you fish it through the water, the crayfish looks like it is swimming naturally backwards.
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 2:16 PM
Thursday, October 16, 2014
I've been on the Whole30 plan at www.Whole30.com and have alot of Facebook Friends ask what I eat. Here's a terrific recipe to replace those cravings for mexican food like tacos and burritos.
It's quick and easy and you can use the meat filling in omelets and on top of a salad.
This recipe is an adaption from a recipe in a super cooking book called Paleo Comfort Foods. Click the following like to check it out. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1936608936/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1936608936&linkCode=as2&tag=maxiimpakara-20&linkId=VUNU6DW5Z5DTMT4X
2 Acorn squash
1 tablespoon Olive oil
1 Onion; diced
3 Garlic cloves; minced
2 Banana Pepper; chopped
1 pound ground pork
1 tablespoon Chili powder
3 teaspoon Cumin
1/2 cup Plum Tomatoes; chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste
Serve with Hot Sauce for added spice
Preheat oven to 400F. Cut acorn squash in half lengthwise, remove seed and pulp. Place face down in baking pan with about 1/4 inch water. Bake 30-45 mins or until squash is soft.
Heat large skillet over medium heat, add in oil, and when hot, stir in onion and garlic. Cook until onions are translucent.
Stir in peppers and cook for 3-4 minutes longer.
Add in ground pork, spices, salt and pepper and brown until meat is cooked through.
Strain off excess liquid from meat and stir in tomatoes, heating through.
Pour out any water in the pan with the squash, and place face up. Fill with meat mixture and serve.
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 9:18 AM
Thursday, September 25, 2014
I'm stream side today to show you a simple and easy way to catch live crayfish.
Have you ever had that situation where you're fishing and your lures aren't working and the worms aren't working.
In the water, you see crayfish swimming around you. You know that the fish are feeding on those crayfish.
The Best Solution is to catch one.
I had this exact scenario play out on me when I was fishing this spring. I caught some crayfish and started reeling them in.
Watch the video and see how it is done.
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 10:24 AM
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
My mom, Annette Rosanelli nominated us for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I accepted the challenge in memory of my Uncle Ronny Sabath who had Lou Gehrig's Disease and will also donate $100 for Ester's nomination. I nominate Justin Olivieri, my sister, Christina Rickert, and Luke Biringer. You have 24 hrs to accept the challenge or get out your checkbooks and donate $100 to the ALS Foundation.
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 10:35 AM
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Here's my delicious sauteed chanterelle mushroom recipe. I use these sauteed chanterelle's on all types of recipes like topping grilled chicken and in omelets or just by itself.
1/2 lb Chanterelle Mushrooms
1/2 Large Yellow Onion
White Wine or Champagne Wine Vinegar
Add Olive Oil to pan and saute for 3 minutes. Add Onion and saute for an additional 5 minutes. Add Wine Vinegar and coat the mushrooms thoroughly. Cook until the wine vinegar boils off. Then, serve or add to your favorite recipe.
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 10:02 AM
Find some free Chanterelle Mushrooms in the wood during your next hike. Let me show you how.
While hiking on some local game lands, I discovered some Chanterelle mushrooms. Chanterelle's have an orange color caps with false gills.
I just look for big oak tree and look around them to find the Chanties.
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 9:46 AM
Friday, August 8, 2014
Grilled Kale is quickly becoming one of my favorite grilled vegetables. If you love kale chips, you're going to love this recipe.
This recipe takes advantage of simple ingredients and is quick to make. Coat the kale with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place the kale on the grill and grill each side for 1 to 2 minute.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
In this video, I show you how to identify a red wiggler worm - Eisenia Fetida that I found in my compost bin.
Step One: The environment that you find them in is important. The tiger worm is found in compost bins, leaf litter, and manure.
Step Two: For identification use only adult worms. The presents of the clitellum or collar indicates that it is a mature species.
Step Three: Look at the color of the head. The red wriggler has a red head.
Step Four: Measure the size of the worm fully extended. The red wriggler is less than 5 inches long with the average being about 2 3/4 inch long and mainly between 2 to 4 inches long.
Step Five: Examine the head for alternating stripes of Red with light bands between.
There is more scientific characteristics that you can examine but these main features should help you identify the red wiggler fairly easy.
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 10:20 AM
Do you want to start vermicomposting? Why spend money running to a worm farm to purchase red wigglers? Let me show you how to find them in your compost bins.
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 10:15 AM
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
I am outside and wanted to show you one of my favorite fishing rigs. It's simply a split shot and a worm.
For trout fishing, I use a size 8 or 10 hook. I thread the hook through the worm. I use two BB size split shot because that the perfect weight for the size of this stream.
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 9:51 AM
Thursday, June 12, 2014
I have many fans following my Instagram and seeing me catch lots of trout. They were asking what fishing rig I am using. I use a simple Bobber, Split Shot, and Trout Worm rig.
First off, I see many people using way too big of equipment for trout fishing. What you want is small hooks (8 or smaller), thin line (I prefer 4# test), and a small bobber.
The size of the bobber determines the number of split shot. You want enough split shot that the bobber just barely floats on the surface. This way the fish will not feel the resistance when they strike the worm.
Presentation is everything hooking the worm. I thread hook through the worm.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
This In one of my last videos, I show how to roast and ground dandelion root as a coffee substitute. This video shows how to make New Orleans style coffee with roasted dandelion root.
New Orleans style coffee is usually coffee mixed with ground chicory. Instead of the chicory, we're replacing the chicory with ground dandelion.
To make New Orleans Style coffee, you use 2 parts coffee and 1 part roasted dandelion in a coffee maker and brew like regular coffee.
It has that same smoothness of New Orleans style coffee with chicory.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Coffee prices are on the rise so why not save some money and substitute your regular coffee with some roasted and ground dandelion root.
Dandelion is a common weed in most lawns. By picking the roots and grinding them, you get a weed free lawn and a tasty caffeine free coffee like beverage.
First, pick and scrub the whole root. Then, place the dandelion root into a food processor to chop it up. Next, place the chopped root evenly on a cooking sheet and place in the oven at 230° for one hour to dry them out. Finally, increase the temperature up to 350° and roast them, stirring about every 20 minutes. They are done when little wisps of smoke rise off the roots.
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 9:35 AM
Thursday, May 15, 2014
This makes your child’s karate training more important than ever. Let me explain why… karate is your child’s most important summer activity:
2. Improves Grades in the Fall – New research, as described in Malcom Gladwell’s best- selling book, “Outliers”, proves that children involved in enrichment activities, like karate during the summer, receive higher test scores after the summer compared to children who are not involved in enrichment activities. Enrichment activities appear to keep a child’s mind engaged for the summer and protects them from the summer brain drain that gradually saps students of the information they learned in the previous year.
3. Instills a “Stick-with-it” Attitude – Do you know someone whose child jumps from activity to activity and never achieves anything? Let’s face it…anything worth doing in life takes work and perseverance.
5. Builds Camaraderie – One of the most underestimated values in karate is maintaining the lifetime friendships that it builds. Summer karate keeps them interacting with other children in a fun and safe environment. These friendships motivate students to go the extra mile and continue the achievement cycle of their martial arts commitment.
7. Provides Great Entertainment – Do you ever have difficulty entertaining your kids with all the additional time or hear your children tell you they are bored during the summer? Look no further, we all know that karate is extremely fun, plus it provides parents with the much needed downtime. Just bring them in and we’ll handle the rest.
Karate keeps kid’s razor sharp over the summer along with all the fun and enjoyment karate classes’ supply. Let your child be ahead of the average pack at the beginning of the school year. In addition, we would love for your child to be a part of the many special programs we have lined up for the warm weather ahead.
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 8:54 AM
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
How to Make Homemade Maple Syrup
In a large 5 gallon boiling pot, pour your pure maple sap into the pot through a filter to remove any debris. Boil the sap until you deduce the volume enough to put it into a smaller pot. Continue to reduce the volume until the syrup is thick enough to stick to a spoon.
Filter it again into final jar.
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 9:40 AM
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
I always wanted to tap a maple tree to make maple syrup. I wanted to make the maple tap called a spile from natural materials.
I am following the instructions from the book Indian Handcrafts. Click here to get a copy of the book. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0762706619/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0762706619&linkCode=as2&tag=maxiimpakara-20
Watch the video and see how.
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 10:18 AM
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
I just read the book, Wheat Belly, and decided to eat gluten free. For the last month, I've eaten totally gluten free.
Sometimes you just start to crave comfort foods. One of my favorite comfort foods is pancakes. This almond flour pancakes are a great way to satisfy this craving. These pancake are made with almond flour instead of wheat flour.
They are a little gritter than pancakes and have a wonderful nutty flavor to them.
1 1/2 cup Almond Flour
1/2 cup Milk
cinnamon to taste
vanilla to taste
Whisk all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add milk to make it thinner or add almond flour to thicken it. Oil the pan with butter. Cook over medium high heat. Flip after one side is golden brown.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
I made homemade cornmeal from field corn a few weeks ago. Now, I want to give you my tasty cornbread recipe. This recipe is completely Gluten free.
1 3/4 cup homemade cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon honey
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons melted butter (or bacon grease)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Grease a Bread Loaf Pan
In a small bowl combine cornmeal, baking powder, and salt and whisk well with a fork. In a medium sized bowl beat eggs and mix in honey, milk, and melted butter.
Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan and place in oven.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until a knife or toothpick comes out clean when inserted into center of the bread. Allow to cool before cutting. Serve with lots of butter (obviously).
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 10:06 AM
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Just after thanksgivings, we take down our fall decorations. This includes corn stalks. I take the corn of the stalks (field corn) and grind it into corn meal.
To make cornmeal out of dent corn takes only 3 steps.
1. Take the corn off the cob
2. Grind the corn in a coffee grinder
3. Shift the ground corn through a screen.
Check out the video for some additional tips.
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 9:24 AM