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Meadow Valley Botanicals- Goat’s Milk Soaps, Lotions & Potions

By Melissa Wynn    When Wendy DeOcampo first got her mini Lamancha goats her plan was to get some goat’s milk and maybe make some cheese. Mini Lamancha goats are a cross between a standard Lamancha and a Nigerian dwarf. This popular mid-sized breed is recognized by the Miniature Dairy Goat Association  (MDGA) and is a favorite for first time goat owners. These adorable little goats with tiny ears are well known for their docile, even temperament and a steady production of fairly high butterfat milk which Wendy would learn makes a lovely soap. The lactic acids in goat’s milk...

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Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

1) Roast the garlic 1 whole small bulb of garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil Peel most of the paper off of the outside the clove. Cut the top off of the head exposing the cloves inside. Drizzle the olive oil over the exposed cloves. Wrap the oiled clove in foil and roast in a 400° oven for 40 minutes. Open the wrapping and continue baking until the centermost cloves are soft. 2) While the garlic is roasting prepare the potatoes Peel, cube and rinse 8 large Yukon Gold potatoes. Cover with water in a large pot, salt generously and...

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Turkey Gravy Recipe

Carefully remove turkey from the pan and place on platter. (use a large, heavy spatula under back side with a large metal spoon in the cavity to lift,) Let the juices drain off turkey into turkey roasting pan as you transfer. Hopefully you have a nice collection of juice.  In a separate bowl, mix 1/2 cup of flour slowly adding 1-1/2 cups cold water, whisking until smooth. Depending on the size of turkey and amount of juice you might not need it all. You might need to make a bit more. Heat the juices and slowly add less than...

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Fresh Roasted Turkey Recipe

Rub on butter then salt and pepper turkey. Cover loosely with foil so it doesn’t stick to the skin, but tightly around the pan to seal in juices.Roast at 325º for 20 minutes per pound or until leg meat falls from the bone when pulled on. Remove foil last half hour in order to brown the...

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Josie’s Midori Cake Recipe

 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix 1 3oz Pistachio Pudding 4 eggs ½ cup plain or coconut yogurt ½ cup vegetable oil ¾ cup Midori ½ teaspoon coconut flavoring Directions: Mix all together in a mixing bowl. Beat for 4 min. Pour into a greased bundt pan. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or toothpick comes out clean.  Frosting 2 cups powder sugar ½ cup Midori ½ cup cream cheese 2 Tablespoon butter ½ teaspoon coconut flavoring Beat all together and glaze cake while still warm....

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