You know that feeling you get when the many places you've been & the many tastes & smells you've experienced suddenly collide at once? Mussaman Corned Beef is fusion deja vu, a blend of Southern Thai & traditional Irish American all in one.
Here's a way to use the entire apple in drying. I got the idea for Apple Dust from drying leftover skins from canning tomatoes. My dust has a lovely pink color & a light apple flavor. Perfect for mixing into yogurt, oatmeal & pancakes.
I love marmalade. Once a year I get to capture a little citrus heaven. That & I’ve been watching to much Downton Abbey. This year I'm blending classic Seville oranges & blood oranges for a unique fruity flavor & aroma, with a towel-snapping bite.
Grass-fed beef is perfect for jerky. Naturally lean, the rich mineral flavor of the beef shines through. I made two kinds of jerky, one with smoked salt, maple and mustard, the other with dark soy and garlic chili paste.
Pork loin spiced ham with juniper, black pepper, maple syrup and smokey scotch whisky. My smoker is out in the snowy yard, so the scotch whisky adds a little smoke without me dawning my snow boots. Time to embrace Winter!
Rendering your own lard is a snap. Lard does wonderful things to food, making pastries flakey, deep fried foods crispy and sautés profoundly flavorful. But the most important component of good tasting lard is the source of the pork fat.
With the holidays around the corner and a jeweled bag of Wisconsin cranberries in the fridge, a festive mustard was in order. Could cranberries and mustard go together? The trick was to find the right balance between bitter, sour, sweet and salty.
Making single-serving yogurt in a crockpot is simple. The individual containers are reusable and the yogurt stays fresh and firm for several weeks. I leave a little head room in the jars for mix-ins. Great for yogurt on the go!
Tofu is not cheese in the traditional sense, but the process for making tofu is remarkably similar. You can make tofu in volume, using a cheese press to make it extra firm. DIY tofu is the perfect antidote for mass processed food.