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Red Rosemary Shrimp Pasta

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This simple and quick recipe is excellent for coastal Hampton Roads, Virginia. One thing that Hampton Roads does fairly well is seafood. The seafood dishes local to this area are often simple but good: often locals will steam seafood with a dash of local Old Bay seafood spice. And that is good enough. As simple as it is; it is very delicious. Our Red Rosemary Shrimp Pasta is a little more complex than the traditional local flavors of Hampton Roads, although there are some more complex dishes out there.

Red Rosemary Shrimp Pasta
Prep time: 12 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes

  • Organic Penne Pasta
  • Organic 3/4 pound shrimp (approximately 50 average size shrimp) de-shelled and de-veined
  • Organic 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1 Organic small jalapeno pepper* optional
  • Organic Salt* to taste (Pink Himalayan salt suggested)
  • Organic Pepper* to taste
  • Organic Oregano* to taste
  • 1 Organic can 15 ounces organic tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Organic crushed tomatoes
  • Organic Olive Oil

Boil Pasta until al dente. Drain pasta. Place aside.
Place tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes in sauce pan. Season tomato sauce with salt, pepper and oregano to taste allow to simmer for 25 minutes.
Salt, pepper and oregano shrimp and vegetables. Dice yellow onion and jalapeno pepper and saute in olive oil with cleaned shrimp. A few minutes before shrimp are fully cooked add Red Tomato sauce to shrimp and vegetables. Cook in pan for about 5 minutes and serve over pasta.
Enjoy this hearty seafood dish year around.

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La Reina de la Cocina: Queen of the Kitchen

Onions have often been described as La Reina de la Cocina by the Italians (The Queen of the Kitchen) for a reason. They uses in the kitchen are as versatile as their varieties. They are the basis of many dishes from soups to sauces. Below is just an example of many ways the onion is used in the kitchen.

Christmas Onion Recipes Make For Healthy, Tasty Feasts

Source: Onions USA
December 17, 2019 by RHardwick

Traditional Christmas feasts typically use onions as a side dish. But to get the most nutrition and flavor out of your meals, we suggest you find a way to incorporate Christmas onion recipes into your celebration. We’ve assembled a few for you here. They not only include onions but other healthy additions for flavor and nutrition. If you want to try something different this year, recipes with The Onion — Nature’s Ninja, will surely surprise and delight your family and guests.

Turkey Spiral With Onion And Dried Cherry Stuffing

Turkey Spiral with Onion-Dried Cherry Stuffing

Source: Onions USA
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Ingredients

6 tablespoons butter, salted
1/2 cup diced celery
1 cup diced yellow onions
1/2 cup diced mushrooms
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper, ground
1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic

4 cups diced day old bread
1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh sage
1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1/8 teaspoon celery seed
1/3 cup hazelnuts, toasted, chopped
3/4 cup dried tart cherries, coarsely chopped

1/2 cup turkey or chicken broth
2 large eggs, beaten

1 whole turkey breast, bone in (5 – 6 pounds)
2 tablespoons butter, salted, melted

Directions

In heavy saucepan over medium heat, sauté first set of ingredients for 7 to 10 minutes until just beginning to brown. Add second set of ingredients, and sauté for 5 more minutes. Remove from heat. Add broth and eggs, stirring well to combine. Set aside until cool enough to handle.

Bone out turkey breast lobes, keeping skin intact. Lay each lobe onto work surface, skin side down. Cutting from where center breast bone was, butterfly breast open (slice turkey breast horizontally, not all the way through). Open up butterflyed turkey breast, keeping skin side down, and pound lightly to even thickness to 1 inch. Divide stuffing mixture in half and place on flesh side of each turkey breast lobe. Spread mixture evenly and pat into place. Roll up the turkey breast, jelly roll style, so that the skin ends up on the outside of the roll. Repeat with other lobe of turkey breast.
Place each turkey spiral onto a large piece of aluminum foil. Brush turkey with melted butter. Tightly seal turkey breast in foil. Place foil wrapped spirals onto baking sheet and bake in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes. Open up foil to expose top of spiral and baste with accumulated pan drippings. Return to oven and bake for another 30 to 45 minutes basting occasionally, until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Remove from oven and let rest 10 minutes before slicing. Then slice into 1/2-inch slices and serve. Makes 12 servings.

Special notes

Per serving: About 281 cal, 29 g pro, 14 g carb, 12 g fat, 38% cal from fat, 127 mg chol, 336 mg sod, 1 g fiber.

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Easy Thanksgiving Turkey

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe: How to Cook Tender Juicy Turkey - How to Make Homemade Turkey Gravy

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Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe: How to Cook Tender Juicy Turkey – How to Make Homemade Turkey Gravy
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This year has been an eventful year. Believe it are not Thanksgiving is only a few months away. What are your favorite Thanksgiving dishes? What tips from this article will you use? Will you be traveling for Thanksgiving? Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing.

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Echinacea at home

Echineaca Plant Shidonna Raven Garden and Cook

As we shared with you earlier this week, we are down to one plant. All other plants have found a new home and echinacea was one of them. I want to think her new care taker for being so patient as I prepared her for her new home. Since we are in the midst of a pandemic, I would be remiss not to tell you that among many medicinal benefits echinacea (one of our most requested plants) is a great source for building one’s immune system. With many with pre-exiting conditions being hit hard by COVID 19, Dr Peoples recommend that one take immune boosters to maintain good health during the pandemic. So echinacea, although it will take some time to bloom, is especially significant today.

Learn more about how echinacea can ‘enhance‘ your immune system and its healing powers:

Thank you for sharing an update and pictures with us! As we can see she growing up big and tall. She will grow about 4 to 5 feet tall. Plant holders like you are sending in pictures and keeping us updated on their plants progress. You can too by emailing us at contact@shidonnaraven.com. We love to get your updates and glad good things are sprouting around Hampton Roads and helping to keep people in good health. Share your comments with the community by posting them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing.

Bring home your own parsley plant

Parsley Shidonna Raven Garden and Cook
Parsley Shidonna Raven Garden and Cook

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For your Mother

Marigold Plant Shidonna Raven Garden and Cook

My neighbor’s mother has many flowers and plants adorning her yard. Her plants are huge, beautiful and well kept. So, when my neighbor saw this marigold he was immediately attracted to the marigold that had not yet sprouted. Since he first spotted her, she has grown up into a little plantling. She is in a pot with plenty of room to grow. Her leaves are short and complex blades stacked closely upon each other. Many flowers sport their foliage long before you every see a bloom collecting in the sun’s resources and feeding its growth so that it can bloom. As we stated earlier this week, the last of our container plants went out this week to homes across the Hampton Roads area. This marigold was one of the last ones to be delivered this week. We are expecting beautiful things out of her. There are many varieties of marigolds so this one promises to be different from what you typically see.

We feel in love with marigold when we saw her because she was a much needed solution to our persistent ant problem. True to our organic goals we did not use any chemicals to manage the ant problem but strategically placed marigolds around the garden and in time our ant problem dwindled down to not visible. But, just because they are not visible does not mean they are not there. Nonetheless, it resolved our ant problems more than once. In fact, we sent one of these plants home to a neighbor’s house as a companion plant. The dill plant we sent to our neighbors house was covered in plants, so we sent the marigold over also. The ants soon disappeared.

Parsley Plant Shidonna Raven Garden and Cook
Parsley Plant Shidonna Raven Garden and Cooks

Have you ever given someone flowers as a gift? Were they living: a plant? What are the benefits of giving flower plants as gifts rather than cut flowers? Consider our last plant: parsley as a gift for someone special. She has harvested consistently and is doing great. She is a flat leaf parsley plant packing a punch of flavor. Share your comments with the community by positing them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing.

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Eggplant in Bloom

Eggplant Flower Shidonna Raven Garden and Cook

Our beautiful eggplant is in boom sporting elegant lavender flowers. She has grown slowly but steady. Unlike our other plants across Norfolk, she is in the ground. This week we delivery the last of our container plants and only have one left. We have a few updates on the plants that have gone out. We hear that most of the plants are doing well. While some ran into more challenges than the other ones. These plants are perfect for this urban environment that these homes are in. Container pots offer a great deal of flexibility as they can be moved for a variety of reasons. Regardless of where your plants are they are sure to bring you much pleasure and benefit. What are your favorite eggplant recipes? Where are you writing from? What types of plants do you have? Share your comments with the community by positing them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing.

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Oregano Health Benefits & Cooking

Oregano Plant Shidonna Raven Garden and Cook

The wonderful thing about growing your own plants and maintaining plants is that they are gifts that keep on giving. Several plants can be feed and harvested time and time again. Many plants will last 2 years are more like this. Your savings will quickly add up with a herbal kitchen plant of your own. Many people simply do not buy fresh herbs because of the cost. After a couple of uses, a kitchen gardener will soon get their money back and then some.

Health Benefits and Uses of Oregano w/ Oregano Pesto Recipe

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Health Benefits of Oregano
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We have grown this beautiful Oregano Plant Organically without any chemicals. While her seeds were not organic, she was grown organically. She has harvested well and stood the test of time. Furthermore, she has a deep as well as rich flavor and is ready to be taken home. You can pick her up locally (Norfolk, VA) and take her home for a $10 donation to Shidonna Raven Garden & Cook’s Garden. When you get her home start outside from your porch and then slowly acclimate her to your kitchen window seal over a 3 – 5 day period. Water her, giver her sun light, refresh her soil periodically and fertilize her with organic fertilizers every week or every other week to continue to feed her the nutrients she needs. Most importantly enjoy! Harvest about a third of the leaves at a time from the outside of the plant. Allow her leaves to grow back and continue to harvest. Should you have any questions, just post a comment or send us an email. Time is always of the essence so please do not wait or hesitate to ask us. Thank you for your generous donation. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!

Update! This plant is no longer available and is now in a new home. We will share any updates with you. Want to get your own plant? Shop our plants.

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