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Charcutepalooza June: Stuffing sausages!

This month’s Charcutepalooza challenge forced Ethan to move to Toronto just so he could help out ūüėČ And thank goodness because it really does take three people to stuff a sausage. Seriously. Throughout the whole time (hours!) that Ethan, Mr Neil and I were stuffing sausages, we were wondering how we would have done this […]

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Spicy merguez moussaka

I’m thrilled to be sharing my recipe for Spicy Merguez Moussaka today over at my friend Jen’s site, My Kitchen Addiction.¬† She’s recovering from surgery and I had this recipe still to post¬† from last month’s Charcutepalooza challenge – meat grinding so I thought it would be perfect – not only is it insanely easy, […]

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Spaghetti and from-scratch meatballs

This recipe is one I developed for my freshly ground pork – part of this month’s Charcutepalooza challenge (meat grinding).¬† As it just so happened, when we were in Niagara on the Lake a couple of weeks ago, we tasted a fabulous meatball at Lailey Vineyard. Developed especially for the Wine and Herb event by […]

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Charcutepalooza April: The hot smoking challenge

This post is about the making of a sandwich.¬† Michael Ruhlman’s eggs Benedict from scratch, to be specific.¬† When he posted about it¬† the day before this month’s Charcutepalooza challenge (hot smoking) was announced, I wondered if smoked bacon might figure and was delighted that it did!¬† Neil and I decided to smoke some salmon […]

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Charcutepalooza: Brining

This month’s Charcutepalooza challenge was brining and for a couple of weeks there, it seemed there wasn’t a minute in the ELTW household that we were not either brining meat or cooking brined meat. Not too challenging in itself, our major challenge was finding the space in our fridge for meat brining containers! We started […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Green beans with pancetta

I was so thrilled a few weeks ago to read the list of February recipes for French Fridays with Dorie – since we would be curing our own pancetta for Charcutepalooza, I was excited to use it in this week’s dish: Green beans with pancetta (p 333). Dorie calls it a “simple dish made special […]

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