Sunday, December 9, 2012
A unique family is part of the hands-on lessons at the Largo Country Day School's Little Barn, which is home to more than 20 animals.
It took a "village" to help a chick hatch recently at the Country Day School in Largo. The Vonn Road school hosts The Little Barn, an outdoor classroom with more than 20 animals, on its 9-acre campus. According to a post on the school's Facebook page, one of the chickens recently laid an egg, and another hen then decided to take over sitting on the nest. Then, just for good measure, "Mama Turkey" decided to help out by taking turns sitting on the egg, too. The baby chick is doing fine. It visited the school's primary classes recently, and Country Day's Facebook page has photos of the happy chicken/turkey family. Sign up for the Largo Patch email newsletter to get our headlines delivered to your inbox or smartphone, for free!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Stretching the budget to put on a turkey feast can be costly, but it doesn’t have to break the bank.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that means it’s time to stock up on turkey, yams, cranberries and all things festive. Stretching the budget to fit in that pumpkin pie with extra whipped cream is the hard part for many. With food prices through the roof and many household budgets already flexed to the breaking point, it can be difficult to work in the extra expenses. There are some steps families can take now to help stretch their dollars and make certain there’s no reason to skimp on the spread. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here. Here are a few tips for making that budget go the distance for …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Deep-fried or roasted, these recipes will produce a tasty turkey for your Thanksgiving table.
Haven't decided how to cook your Thanksgiving turkey? Here are a few recipies to help you along the way. Southern Deep-Fried Turkey Thaw turkey completely. Clean out cavity, discarding giblets and neck. Cut off wing tips and tail. Rinse under cold running water and pat dry. In a medium bowl, combine vinaigrette, sherry and seasonings. Strain the marinade, then place in an injection syringe. Inject the marinade in the turkey breast, thighs and legs. Place turkey in a food-safe, plastic bag and refrigerate for 2 hours. Turn the bag over and massage the turkey to work the marinade into the meat. Remove form bag, drain and pat dry. Place fryer/cooker outside, placed on level ground and in an open space away from the house. Never use a turkey …
Friday, December 24, 2010
I'm a very traditional and sentimental person, but when it comes to what goes on that Christmas table, I like to change it up a bit.
When it comes to holiday meals, tradition seems to drop many of us into the deep abyss of the same old boring dishes, year after year. I'm a very traditional and sentimental person. But when it comes to what goes on that Christmas table, I like to change it up a bit. I stay with the main components of the traditional meals. I just put a fresh new twist on them. Here are three ways to update the holiday turkey. Traditional turkey goes Cuban style with this simple recipe. Cubano Turkey The flavors of Cuba turn bland turkey into a spicy fiesta! One day before serving your turkey: 1. Place the peeled and crushed garlic into a small bowl. Add the pepper, cumin, oregano and salt. Stir…