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Homemade mustard
11 years ago

Homemade mustard

It really doesn’t get easier than this, but who takes the (very brief) time to do this? I’m making the mustard in preparation for a lovely pastrami sandwich.   I’m dreaming …
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Pastrami step by step
11 years ago

Pastrami step by step

I am working through the Charcuterie book, having done bacon and I am now setting off on a Pastrami adventure. I am picking these recipes to get started as they are seem …
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Nurnberger style Bratwurst
11 years ago

Nurnberger style Bratwurst

I am enjoying the process of making sausages. This one is a Nurnberger style bratwurst. It was a little tough to find a recipe. Some called for caraway but checking …
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Cold smoked sausages
11 years ago

Cold smoked sausages

With the smoke shack built and tested it is time to do a little more. I have a chunk of cured pork belly, and the ingredients for bratwurst and kielbasa. …
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Bacon – Step by Step
11 years ago

Bacon – Step by Step

You all know by now that I am a huge fan of pork, such a noble beast, snout to tail, it’s all delicious.  I’ve always loved bacon, salami (salumi), and …
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Spaghetti Bolognese
11 years ago

Spaghetti Bolognese

A cold winter morning yesterday, I was in the mood for some long simmering goodness on the stove. Checking my supplies and I decided on my take of a Bolognese …
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Red Wine Braised Beef Shanks
11 years ago

Red Wine Braised Beef Shanks

I had a couple beef shanks in the freezer that I took out to thaw yesterday.  Shanks need a long slow cooking and this is a perfect technique.

Red Wine …
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Fried chickpeas with Chorizo and Spinach
11 years ago

Fried chickpeas with Chorizo and Spinach

Straight from the New York Times’ (Wed Feb 24 2010) Mark Bittman (I am a fan), this simple dish was perfect on a cold night. The chorizo is the cured  & dried Spanish …
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Festive Penguins
11 years ago

Festive Penguins

These whimsical appetizers are easy to make and are sure to be a hit! While they take a little time, they are not difficult and everyone, especially children, seem to …
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