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Penne with Butternut Squash,  Bacon, and Sage
8 years ago

Penne with Butternut Squash, Bacon, and Sage

I still have a few butternut squash from last year’s harvest. I love this vegetable, but am coming to my wits end as to how to prepare it! I have …
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Fancy Shrimp and Grits
8 years ago

Fancy Shrimp and Grits

I had some left over polenta from the other day that I had poured into a pan. One thing I like about polenta is how it sets up, making a wonderful …
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Porky Split Pea soup
8 years ago

Porky Split Pea soup

By  •  Soup, Recipes

A quick dinner on a weeknight.  Homemade savory bacon and Canadian bacon make this a filling soup.

Ingredients: 1 lb dried split peas 3 oz bacon ends (or 3-4 slices …
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Braised Napa Cabbage with Fennel and Apples
8 years ago

Braised Napa Cabbage with Fennel and Apples

Cabbage is such a homely vegetable. Years of mistreatment can lead to indelible scars and get folks to not like it. Then again, it  can be so poorly done, yet is versatile and keeps …
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Pastrami Hash
9 years ago

Pastrami Hash

Corned beef hash often conjures thoughts of pink glop from a can, seared in a pan until crusty. I think the canned stuff looks and smells like dog food.  But …
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Canadian Bacon – step-by-step
9 years ago

Canadian Bacon – step-by-step

Continuing my love affair with pork, curing, and smoking, I decided to start some Canadian bacon so the pastrami will not get lonely in the smoker on Sunday.

Like the …
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Cold smoked sausages
9 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
9 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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Lamb Chops, Brussels Sprouts and White Beans
9 years ago

Lamb Chops, Brussels Sprouts and White Beans

One of my favorite meals is lamb chops.  I started these yesterday. 

Let’s start with the marinade. Olive oil, rosemary, garlic, Calamata olives. Chop the garlic. Strip the rosemary. Place …
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