Day: January 5, 2021

What is Cheatgrass?

Dear EarthTalk: What is Cheatgrass and when did it become such a big problem out west?                                                                                                                         — William G., Portland, ME Cheatgrass is an annual grass native to Europe and eastern Asia that European settlers brought to North America in the late 1800s as forage for grazing their livestock. Little did they know at […]

Savory Leek, Raisin and Ricotta Tart

1 pastry (9 in, not in pie shell) 1 tbsp olive oil 3 large leeks, chopped 1 cup California golden raisins 3 oz diced smoked ham 15 oz low-fat ricotta cheese 3 eggs 3 cups Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated 1 cup chopped fresh basil or arugula Preheat oven to 375 F. Roll out pastry dough and press into 9-inch springform or tart pan. Bake 10 minutes.  In large nonstick skillet, heat olive […]

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