Saffire Grill, A Step above in quality and versatility

I am a chef. I have only recently begun this new trek as a blogger, and even more recently started doing research and testing for product reviews. I chose a great product play with this summer. I am in love with my kamado grill from Saffire. Seriously, this is the product to demystify the world of real smoking and grilling… Read more →

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A necessity for the kitchen brought to you by Chard

With the onset of autumn, it is the time that most chefs and home foodies jump into preservation mode.  There is a plethora of wild mushrooms to store, gardens to harvest, and the hunt to freeze for a later day.  Canning is a must and freezer paper always has it’s place, but vacuum sealing offers longer durations of storage as… Read more →

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Smoked Portuguese Peasant Sausage

Sausage is a form of expression. Much like other cooking techniques, charcuterie is meant for experimentation. This sausage came to me as we were planning the Brazilian steakhouse night that we had at the university where I work. Through the use of select herbs and spices I turned a simple sausage ratio into a fun play on a traditional Portuguese… Read more →

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Dine with the Dead?

Picture a future where man is being overrun by the walking undead.  Imagine that every day is a struggle to find food for survival alone.  Now imagine that you are a foodie. Lauren Wilson takes a tongue in cheek approach to our impending and inevitable zombie apocalypse in the satyrical yet very informative “The Art of Eating Through the Zombie… Read more →

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2 Great Spent Grain Sourdough Bread Recipes

Working in a local brewery has given me access to spent grain as far as the eye can see.  I must say that this sustainable option not only offers variety but amazing flavor as well.  For home brewers, brewery workers, and homesteaders spent grain is an option that, although oftentimes overlooked, should be given a second glance. Spent Grain Herb… Read more →

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Super Simple Dutch Oven Sourdough

Sourdough bread can be a very intimidating endeavor for a lot of people.  If you choose to start baking sourdough bread it can become very challenging and addicting.  But, to start we are going to keep it very simple.   Ingredients 5 C Flour (AP or Bread) 2 C Water 11/2 C Sourdough Starter 1 T Sugar 2 tsp Salt… Read more →

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Sourdough Pancake Batter

Hey Bakers! Are you one of the many bakers that throw out excess sourdough starter? Stop it! I can tell you with the review of two of the most particular foodies in the world, my daughters, sourdough pancakes are quick, easy and delicious Ingredients 1 C Flour (AP or Bread) 1 tsp Baking Powder 1/2 tsp salt 2-3 T Sugar… Read more →

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