Tag: meat

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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Corned Venison, Because You Can

For as long as I can remember, hunting has been a big part of my family.  The holidays meant venison stew and summer sausage.  The problem is, that is usually the extent of things.  Sure we took advantage of the choice cuts, but that is usually the extent of it.  My family took their deer to the butcher where they… Read more →

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