Beef is very expensive here right now. However a cross rib roast came on sale for just below the national debt. As this is my favourite cut for a pot roast and it is currently cold here, I had to make a pot roast. Continue reading Mushroom Gravy Pot Roast, Winter Comfort
I wanted to give my sourdough starter, Sam, another workout. I was given another sourdough recipe by our friend, Linda. Continue reading Sourdough Bread, Slight Malfunction
This recipe is just so wrong in everything but taste. It is made with canned soup, canned tuna and packaged biscuit mix. Wrong, wrong, wrong. However, it tastes good and reminds me of the casserole dishes every mother in the sixties had on hand for an inexpensive quick meal or potluck lunch. Continue reading Tuna Bake, So Very Wrong But Good
This was originally posted January 5, 2014. It has been reposted due to a catastrophic back up failure by my web host.
One of the hardest things about smoking food is getting the smoke just right. Too much harsh smoke and your food tastes like an ashtray. Too little smoke and you wonder why you just didn’t do it in the oven. Continue reading A-MAZE-N Pellet Smoker
Our friend, Linda, kindly gave me the recipe for her sourdough biscuits. Normally you have to wrestle someone to get a recipe this good. Thanks, Linda. Continue reading Sourdough Biscuits, Thanks Linda
Cabela’s Open Season Pecan Honey Seasoning Mix is the third of the three seasoning mixes I was given for Christmas. I generously rubbed it into two pork chops and grilled them over medium high heat to an internal temperature of 160 F. You can cook pork to as low as 145 F but She Who Must Be Obeyed doesn’t like even a touch of pink in her pork. Continue reading Cabela’s Open Season Pecan Honey Seasoning Mix
This was originally posted on January 1, 2014. It has been reposted due to a catastrophic back up failure by my web host.
I knew I wanted to start smoking when I retired. I did a lot of research on smokers and settled on the Bradley Digital Smoker. The major factors were cost and ease of use. I have been using it for over a year now and I will give you my impressions. Continue reading Bradley Digital Smoker, My Rig
If you have a way of cold smoking, a real treat is smoked cheese. You can use any relatively firm cheese and it isn’t complicated. Continue reading Smoked Cheddar
I recently read an article on the CBC site.
In case the link dies, the thrust of the article is that large portion of China’s agricultural land is becoming more and more polluted to the point that food grown in those areas is tainted. It also discusses how that food is being sold regardless of this hazard. Continue reading Is International Trade Affecting the Safety of Our Food?