Category Food

Yoghourt

My daughter loves Yop, the yoghourt drink.  It’s pretty pricey for the minuscule bottle, so I checked the ingredients and found skim milk, sugar, vanilla, active bacteria and some other stuff.  Since this sounded like skim milk yoghourt with sugar…

Makin’ Bacon

Bacon is what started me on the homemade path and it keeps me there.  This past winter a local shop had pork bellies for $0.69 per pound so I picked up ten whole bellies and cut them into five pound…

Charcoal

Since getting my Big Green Egg my way of thinking about grilling and barbeque has completely changed. For one thing it meant using charcoal: something I haven’t done since the old hibachi in the back yard when I was nine.…

Guanciale

My cured meat adventures began with the purchase of Charcuterie by Michael Ruhlman about three months ago. I had been purchasing random cookbooks for years, mostly discount books filled with step by step instructional recipes. This was my first topical…