Plain or spiced, Black Walnut Nocino (Liqueur de Noix in French) is more bittersweet & tannic than the standard walnut version. It’s kinda like a punch by a nice old Frenchman – sweet & appealingly foreign at first, then wham! Right in the kisser.
My cilantro has gone wild. No amount of deeply frozen winter, wild birds or mulch seems to stop those rascally little round seeds. Solution? Pickle them. Just load up a jar with seeds, add a vinegar, water and salt brine & hot water bath can them.
For the past couple of years I’ve been periodically getting together with a group of friends known as “The Meat Club” to make charcuterie. We decided to get together for a reprise Lao Sausage, a big hit the first time around.