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Beef Heart Chili

A wonderful warm dish for a winter's evening that nourishes your heart.

Chili made with ground beef and beef heart and a flavorful array of spices is the perfect meaty meal. Although many people think that chili must contain beans - difficult to digest and of questionable value - a true chili is based on the chili powder and some hearty food to carry the spicy flavors. Enjoy this chili - easy to make and easier to eat!

Healthy and Rich?

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, writing in last Sunday's New York Times, insists that "We Can Be Healthy And Rich" (link is external), suggests that wise cost control measures can produce greater health care efficiency in the US. There is no doubt that we need greater health in the US, although I'm not sure that cost cutting in the health care industry will take us far in that pursuit. I have no argument that we spend too much on health care, although Emanuel cites likely cuts in labor costs and the tough pill we'll have to swallow, much like the displaced agricultural workers yielded to the tractor's appearance on the scene.

Whole-Milk Buttermilk

Makes 1 quart

1 quart whole milk, preferably raw but not ultra pasteurized
about 1/4 cup buttermilk culture*


This is the easiest of all the cultured milks. Place milk in a glass container, add the buttermilk culture, stir well and cover. Keep at room temperature (but not higher than 80 degrees) until themilk thickens and curdles slightly. Chill well. Reserve 1/4 - 1/2 cup in a separate jar in the refrigerator for the next culture.

Note: A similar culture from Sweden is called fil mjolk.

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