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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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Tropical Curry Bacon

Bacon is not just Store bought everyday bacon anymore.  Trust me, I’m not mocking “regular” bacon.  I just feel that every once and a while we need to go outside the box and try to capture a new flavor.  Use this recipe as that bacon or as an inspiration for your own memorable bacon euphoria. Ingredients  13# Pork Belly 1/2… Read more →

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If you Are Going to Bother Cooking a Good Burger or Sausage, Why Not Use Good Mustard.

It goes without saying that if you are putting good quality product on the grill, you should put good quality toppings on top of that.  Why just go with with a standard yellow mustard when you have a special smoked sausage or a decadent wagyu burger.  It goes without saying that you need to up your condiment game.  These two… Read more →

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