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Bye bye 2011!

As 2011 comes to a close, I find myself with Neil and his mum, Rosemary, sitting on Lummi Island looking out on this: We’re staying at the Nettles Farm Cabin (there are many chickens right outside the window!) at the Willows Inn and are excited for our five-course tasting menu tonight (which I will battle […]

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Charcutepalooza: The last supper

What to write, what to write? It’s the final Charcutepalooza challenge. Ever. I can hardly believe it! Who would have thought a year ago that Neil and I would be hosting an all-meat luncheon for 7 people featuring meat we cured, smoked, ground, packed and blended ourselves? Certainly not me. It says a lot about […]

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Charcutepalooza November: Curing

It’s taken me until this month’s Charcutepalooza challenge – the penultimate – to figure out what it’s really it’s all about.  It’s not about perfection – indeed, a few things didn’t quite go as planned for us this time around – it’s about the journey.  Every day at school, I tell the boys that the […]

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Charcutepalooza October: Stretching

This month’s Charcutepalooza challenge was one I really enjoyed.  First of all, nearly all of the options (rillettes, confit and roulade) appealed to me – the galantine I will perhaps try at some point in the future.  In any case, as soon as Neil saw that he was able to make duck confit again, he […]

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Charcutepalooza September: A plethora of pork (pie and pâté)

And so it’s hit me. Nine challenges in, the Charcutefatigue has made an appearance with this month’s challenge – packing.  This month, sadly,  I just wasn’t in love with my pâté.  This month was the month I had the highest hopes for and I figured it was something I couldn’t mess up, so when my […]

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