Meat

“Swedish” Meatballs

“Swedish” Meatballs

Sweden isn’t exactly one of the countries that first comes to mimd when I think “rich food traditions” but hey, I’ve been to IKEA a few times so I suppose that is enough experience for me to look to this Scandinavian wonderland for some food […]

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Homemade Pancetta – “Italian-Style Bacon”

Homemade Pancetta – “Italian-Style Bacon”

You have heard me before talking about the merits of curing, fermenting, and preparing a pantry, and ultimately a life on your own while leaning less on the big stores and more on tried-and-true, multi-generational recipes based on a combination of flavor and survival. I […]

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Homemade Jerky – 4 Ways

Homemade Jerky – 4 Ways

It was 5 years ago that I last posted on jerky. So much has changed in my life since then, most importantly, gained a wife and 2 new daughters. Way back when I was learning and experimenting, I (we) learned a lot. I mean a […]

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Corned Beef and Cabbage – A Brief History and How To

Corned Beef and Cabbage – A Brief History and How To

St. Patrick’s day in America is special. It’s is the only day where everyone claims the same heritage, unequivocally consumes more alcohol than even New Year’s, and people are willing to eat corned beef and cabbage. Rich, poor, red, yellow, black and white, we are […]

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Home Cured Pastrami

Home Cured Pastrami

While on my ongoing journey to try and do just a little more each year ourselves, meaning, cure, ferment, prep, and grow foods that we can now easily get at the supermarket, I found a book that gave me the confidence to cure more and […]

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Home Cured Bacon

Home Cured Bacon

I just made another round of pork belly on my Traeger so thought this was worthy of a re-post. “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 […]

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Pork Braised in Milk

Pork Braised in Milk

The idea that mixing the meat of one animal with the milk of another sounds rather oft-putting.  It doesn’t have to be, but it is. It sounds gross. So, as I have thumbed through cookbooks and read some of my favorite blogs, especially those with an […]

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Homemade Beef Jerky, Version 3 – Chipotle Pepper

Homemade Beef Jerky, Version 3 – Chipotle Pepper

The boys and I have had a blast making homemade jerky this summer.  We have experimented with several different recipes, have maintained some consistent techniques, and yet have learned some valuable lessons. Click on the appropriate version in case you wanted a recap. Version 1 […]

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