Thanks Givings – with four leftover-bustin’ recipes

One of the down sides of this self-employment racket is working g through weekends and late nights, but a peak of that is not being beholden to the Monday to Friday work week. We took full advantage of that for thanksgiving this year and held an intimate gathering of precious people, our chosen fam, to…

Frybread Turkey Tacos with Cranberry Pico and Sage Queso

Not to brag, not to boast, but my aim with these was to highlight the flavours of the season and I’ll say “fait accomplit”. They were probably my favourite of the dishes I prepped for our thanksgiving feast. I’m not going to give you a recipe for the turkey because the turkey was just leftover…

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…

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…

Further Adventures with Horseradishes

Yesterday, for the first time, I tried my hand at turning this: Into this: Because yay homemade horseradish sauce! I was really spoiled when my mama #2 was alive as she kept me in plenty of the stuff which is not at all like the “damned goyisheh crap”, as my old man calls it, that…

In Which I Try Horseradish Greens

I’m one of those kids who will put anything in their mouth and, when I was at my bestie’s farm the other day, drilling the will to remember to pull some horseradish root from her massive horseradish patch into me wee noggin, I got to wondering about the edibility of horseradish greens. Thanks to the…

Outtakes

I got to spend all of Canada day by myself (ok – I had the assistance of a fuzzy monster or three, as is the rule) in one of my favourite places in the whole wide world, doing one of my favourite things ever: in my kitchen, mucking about. It was a very welcome change after…

umamification of the utility bird

I know – ‘umamification’ is totally a made up word but, as always, I feel I’ve a firm enough grasp on the English language to indulge myself in bastardizing it here and there.  Plus I figure if you can get past that, dear readers, you’re probably at least a little masochistic and look forward to…

eco justice challenge

As is the way of the interwebs, my post regarding The Omnivore’s Dilemma produced a response which lead to an affinity which, in turn, led to a challenge…or something like that. I took the lot of it to the dinner table Thursday night and the mister, the sprogs and myself agreed to rise to the…