Beer Bread

I can remember beer bread becoming popular in my youth, probably part of that whole artisanal bread resurgence. In my reading about sour dough bread I learned that brewers and bakers were interrelated due to the yeast byproducts in brewing that could be used in baking. Interesting stuff, plus a reminder that cooking really is … Continue reading

Smoked Sausage Roll

Although this little slip out of a spiral notebook doesn’t have a name, I’m calling it a Smoked Sausage Roll because it seems like a summer sausage recipe, along with the addition of hickory smoked salt. The Morton’s Tender Quick is a curing salt intended for curing meats and game. Click over to the website … Continue reading

Antipasto

This recipe for antipasto reminds me more of a salsa than a traditional Italian antipasto. However, it could be served over toasted bread like a bruschetta if desired. Typical antipasto is made of fresh meats and cheeses, garnished with herbs and other vegetables. In Italian tradition, antipasto is served at the beginning of the meal … Continue reading

Pickled Tongue

I have a hard and fast rule that I won’t eat anything that could taste me back, so no pickled tongue for me. I realize this is a delicacy for some, and in many Jewish delis you will see tongue on the menu. It is also more common in Hispanic countries. It just isn’t something … Continue reading

On the home stretch…

My dear, patient readers and friends, Last year I asked for your patience as I went on hiatus for some home construction. You can look at the post previous to this one to see where we were at that time – concrete floors, framed walls, no insulation.  Although it has taken longer than predicted – … Continue reading