Category Archives: Charcuterie

House Bound

I hurt my back lifting heavy fence posts the first weekend in December and was in pretty excruciating pain for a while. Unfortunately M had just left for Kansas for a week to attend his step-father’s funeral and to help … Continue reading

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Sausage Making – The Finer Points

We take sausage making pretty seriously at our place. This year we made our annual Christmas sausage, Mexican style chorizo, bangers, and a bunch of breakfast sausage. Some tips we have taken to heart follow. Keep it cold There is … Continue reading

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Cheeky Little Pig

Pork cheeks have a special place for us as a wonderful food memory and because they are so very, very tasty. Some Context on Why We Love Them So Long before we married, and before we ever considered farming, or … Continue reading

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Sow Belly Bacon

The woman we get our Tamworth pork from kindly gave us a tour of her farm and pig operation earlier this year.  As an added bonus she sent us home with pork belly, a roast and a loads of lard from her … Continue reading

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Ham and Bacon – Smoke ‘Em If Ya Got ‘Em

It is that time of year again where we find ourselves elbow deep in porky goodness. This year we have half a Tamworth hog, and so far the chops and sausage have been delectable. As usual we asked for the offal … Continue reading

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Cheese Notes

I haven’t posted about my cheese-making efforts in quite awhile, but we are enjoying a wide variety of cheeses made from goat milk.  It still amazes me that even though these cheeses are, for the most part, made with pretty much the same … Continue reading

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Christmas Ham and More

The long anticipated ham was rinsed, boiled, and baked. Oh… My… Gosh… …and served with our cider, and creamy scalloped potatoes from our garden. Simply heavenly. Ok, I’ll stop gushing. Prepping the ham was involved. Three changes of water were … Continue reading

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