Charcutepalooza Challenge #2: The Salt Cure

home cured bacon sliced

This month’s Charcutepalooza challenge was The Salt Cure. Using Charcuterie as our reference guide, Cathy and Kim tasked us with making fresh bacon. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned at some point that in my teenage years, I was a vegetarian. And that in my early twenties, … Read more

Preserving Herbs

As the summer begins to draw to a close, I still have a lot of beautiful herbs in my garden. I can’t possibly use them all in recipes before they become casualties of the first frost. Yes, I could freeze some, and yes, I could tie some in bunches and hang them to dry. I … Read more