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This facility is now available for walk-in use through October 2010. No reservations will be taken in 2010. Located approximately twenty-three miles southeast of the town of Saratoga, Wyoming. Campground is situated in a mountainous area, along Barrett Creek, at an elevation of 8,000 feet. ... [ More ]
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This public observatory expanded to a new facility and celebrated its grand re-opening in August 2000. This new science education complex contains a state-of-the-art Zeiss planetarium, an OMNIMAX-style theater, the only Challenger Center in the San Francisco Bay Area, lab space, gallery space, historic telescopes, an outdoor astronomy viewing platform,... [ More ]
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Low Fat Cassoulet
1 lb Dried large white beans (such as Great Northern)
1 lb Dried red kidney beans
2 lb Smoked ham hocks (about 4 medium)
7 cn (14 1/2-oz) beef broth
1 cn (14 1/2-oz) diced peeled tomatoes, drained
1 tb Minced garlic
1 ts Ground allspice
2 10-oz packages frozen large lima beans, thawed
Meats And Leeks
1 5-lb duckling (thawed if frozen), cut into 8 pieces 2 1/4 ts Ground allspice
2 lb Trimmed lamb shoulder or lamb stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 1/2 lb Pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch pieces
6 lg Leeks (white and pale green parts only), coarsely chopped (about 12 C)
2 c Dry white wine
1 lb Fully cooked low-fat smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1/4-inch-thick pieces
4 tb Chopped garlic
3 tb Chopped fresh rosemary OR 1 tb Dried
3 tb Chopped fresh thyme OR 1 tb Dried
8 sm Bay leaves, finely chopped
4 tb Cognac or brandy
2 14 1/2-oz cans diced peeled tomatoes, drained
1/4 c Olive oil
4 c Fresh French breadcrumbs
3 c Chopped seeded tomatoes
1/2 c Chopped fresh parsley
BEANS: Place white beans and red beans in large pot. Add enough cold water to cover by 4 inches. Bring to boil over high heat; boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let beans stand 1 hour.
Drain beans. Rinse well and return to pot. Add ham hocks and next 4 in- gredients. Season with pepper. Bring to simmer over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until beans are tender but not soft, stirring occasionally, about 50 minutes. Add lima beans. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cool 1 hour. Refrigerate beans in their cooking liquid.)
MEATS AND LEEKS: Heat heavy 12-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Season duck with 3/4 t allspice, salt and pepper. Cook duck in batches in Dutch oven until brown on all sides, about 20 minutes per batch. Return all duck pieces to Dutch oven; cover and cook duck until tender, turning occasionally, about 15 minutes. Using tongs, transfer duck to large bowl. Season lamb with 3/4 teaspoon allspice, salt and pepper. Fry lamb in duck drippings in same Dutch oven until brown, about 6 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer lamb to another bowl. Season pork with remaining 3/4 t allspice, salt and pepper. Fry pork in same Dutch oven until brown, about 6 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer pork to another bowl. Spoon off and discard all but 2 T duck drippings.
Add leeks to same Dutch oven and saute over medium-high heat until gold- en, scraping bottom of pot occasionally, about 10 minutes. Add wine; boil until reduced to glaze, scraping up browned bits, about 5 minutes. Transfer leek mixture to small bowl. Set aside.
Discard ham hocks from beans. If necessary, rewarm bean mixture over medium-low heat just until heated through, stirring frequently. Using slotted spoon, transfer 2 C beans to processor. Add 1/2 C bean cooking liquid to processor and puree. Add bean puree to leek mixture and mix well.
ASSEMBLY: Preheat oven to 375'F. Using slotted spoon, transfer 4 C beans to 12-quart Dutch oven. Arrange half of duck, lamb, pork and sausage over. Sprinkle with half of garlic, rosemary, thyme and bay leaves. Sprinkle with half of Cognac. Spoon 1 can drained tomatoes over. Spoon half of leek-bean mixture over. Season with salt and pepper. Repeat layering with 4 C beans, meats, garlic, herbs, bay leaves, Cognac, tomatoes and leek-bean mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Top with remaining beans. Pour remaining bean cooking liquid over.
Cover cassoulet and bake 1 1/2 hours. Uncover and bake until juices thicken, pressing every 30 minutes to submerge crisp top layer, about 1 1/2 hours longer. (Can be prepared 4 days ahead. Cool 1 hour. Refrigerate; cover when cold. Before continuing, rewarm covered cassoulet in 400'F oven 1 1/2 hours. Uncover and cook until bubbling and heated through, about 45 minutes more.)
TOPPING: Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs saute until crisp and golden, about 8 minutes. Set aside. Mix tomatoes and parsley in bowl. Season with vinegar, salt and pepper. Serve cassoulet, passing breadcrumbs and tomato mixture separately.
Roast Pork And Black Bean Chili
1/4 cups bacon drippings
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbs chili powder
1/8 tsp cumin
4 lb pork loin with bone in 1 lb dry black beans
2 tbs olive oil
1/2 cups diced salt pork
2 onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
6 oz package cooked ham, diced
2 can beef broth
1 bay leaf
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp red wine vinegar
2 tbs rum flavoring
4 onions, sliced thin
In a small pot, combine bacon drippings, 2 cloves garlic, 2 tbs chili powder, cumin, and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Spread over the pork loin and let stand. In a large pot, cover beans with cold water. Heat to boiling and cook 2 minutes. Turn off heat and let stand 1 hour. Drain. Cover with cold water and boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Add water Bas necessary. Drain and reserve liquid. In a medium pot, cook the salt pork in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Heat olive oil in Dutch oven. Stir in salt pork and cook until golden, about 3 minutes. Stir in onion, garlic, and jalapeno. Cook 1 minutes. Stir in ham and cook 2 minutes more. Stir remaining chili powder into onion mixture. Add beans, broth, bay leaf, oregano, vinegar, and rum flavoring. Mix well. Place pork loin on top of mixture and bake at 330 for 1 1/2-2 hours. Turn the meat twice and stir the beans. Add reserved bean liquid if too dry. Remove meat and allow to stand, covered in foil or 10-15 minutes. Cut the meat from the bone and into small chunks. Add .to beans and stir. Simmer for 15 minutes and serve.
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