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Hard Cider – From Tree to Bottle

Hard Cider – From Tree to Bottle

What has become an annual tradition, this past October we had an apple pressing out at the farm.  Kids helped pick and we all helped sort, clean, sanitize, press and fill up jugs. It is a ton of fun (and work) and Dave (our farmer) […]

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“Steakhouse” Dressing

“Steakhouse” Dressing

My wife has done a good job getting all of us heathens to eat more salad. Which is good, I think.  Supposedly it is good for digestion, my health and so forth, but the jury is still out, I mean, I am still a big […]

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Home Cured Bacon

Home Cured Bacon

  “I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post, which any human […]

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Erryday Caesar Dressing

Erryday Caesar Dressing

There just isn’t a lot to say about this one. We love Caesar Salad at our home. Simple, salty, tangy, citrusy, eggy, cheesy, peppery, etc. The kids would eat it every night. The only thing we do different from a tradish Caesar Salad is that […]

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Cyprus Travelogue – Commandaria, The Wine of Kings and the King of Wines

Cyprus Travelogue – Commandaria, The Wine of Kings and the King of Wines

Update – The Commandaria from my trip in 2012 is not only bottled, but I am fortunate enough to have received one from Norman, personally delivered to my home this week!  We sampled it and it was fantastic! Let it sit 10-20 minutes, and it […]

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Grain Free for One Month – The Results are In!

Grain Free for One Month – The Results are In!

So in January of this year I took a month off of grain (mostly).  The goal was threefold: 1) see if I felt any difference physically, 2) see if I would lose weight, and 3) get people (including the internet) off my back regarding how […]

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Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

One of my favorite pictures is this one that seems to make its way around social media circles this time of the year. I hate to admit this but I actually like the Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Not everyone makes them well, but a lot of […]

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Perfect Iced Coffee

Perfect Iced Coffee

Did I tell you that my kid sister is staying with us again? More on that some other time (lets just say that she brings a new “smell” to this home of 4 males).  One thing she knows well is good coffee.  I introduced her […]

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Mexican Chorizo

Mexican Chorizo

A plus for the homemade “bulk” sausage crowd is this easy-to-make sausage that will do its part to fill up your freezer for a few months. Unlike its Spanish cousin, Mexican chorizo is not dried or cured. You can certainly stuff this sausage into casings […]

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Everyday Pizza Dough

Everyday Pizza Dough

Sometimes the right thing to do is to let the recipe speak for itself…but hey, I’m Irish so I don’t have to let anyone or thing do the talking for me! I plan on having many more pizza stories to share, especially now that Iron […]

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