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Buckboard Bacon

Over the Christmas season I make homemade (or house made, which seems to be more in style now and has been commandeered by restaurants) food gifts. While preparing twenty-five pounds of bacon using my standard recipe I also had purchased…

The Sandwich Of Summer 2012

I like sandwiches. No, that's not strong enough: I love sandwiches. Take ingredients you thoroughly enjoy and put them in a portable, edible container. We had what could be considered a "perfect storm" of elements in the refrigerator last week for me to create what is now my official sandwich of 2012.

Cheese Dreams

This is a carryover from my own childhood and always a favourite with my children: cheese dreams. Give any bun a thick swish of Cheez Whiz and add pieces of cooked bacon.  Put them under the broiler and you have…

Double Smoked Pork Loin

I had enjoyed double smoked bacon when I worked at a German butcher shop during high school but haven’t seen it much since.  It was my monthly or quarterly bacon prep and I was smoking a pork belly and a…

Savory Bacon

As a huge fan of Saveur magazine I was thrilled to see they ran a piece on making your own bacon at home a few years ago.  Of course I have my own recipe I enjoy so I forgot about…

Cold Smoked Bacon

I took advantage of the freezing weather to cold smoke my latest batch of bacon.  Until now I’ve been hot smoking it: working with a temperature of 200 degrees Fahrenheit in my Big Green Egg I smoked the bacon for…

Pepper crusted bacon

I love black pepper and really enjoy pepper crusted bacon.  I have been looking for a method to make this at home since I’m already making bacon, and was peeling the skin off a smoked belly when it hit me. …

My bacon recipe

After much trial and error over the last year I’ve settled on a standard cure for smoked bacon.  I started with the smoked bacon recipe from Charcuterie and made my variations from there.  I like a sweeter bacon but also want…

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…