Curing Meat at Home

About a year ago and in a pinning frenzy, I came across this post about curing meat at home by chef Nini (who is delightful) and was instantly transported back to backyard hangouts at the wacky homes of my Italian import step-fam who all lived in tiny war time bungalos on tiny postage stamp lots…

Brulé

So #sorrynotsorry for the tease of a headline, for this post is not about that wonderful method of torching food things in order to give them a delectable, crispy, caramelized croute. What it is about is a project (one among many, many others) I’ve had the honour, pleasure, and arse pain (literal and figurative) of…

Them Dubious Frozen Breakfast Burgers

I spotted Pierre’s Drive Thru breakfast sandwiches in the freezer at our local grocery store a couple of years ago. If you’re not familiar with the product, here’s what I’m bangin’ on about: My interest was piqued as I love me a good, greasy, cheap breakfast burger (I’m lookin’ at you, Timmy Ho’s and MacDo’s), but…

Sausage Fest!

For Christmas/Hanukkah (it’s all a blur when traditions are mixed and all of the special people are flung to all corners of the planet), the mister’s parents gave him sausage-making accessories for his fancy pants mixer. He’s made a few batches since then (a proper bratwurst and an herby lamb concoction, among them – both…