Author Archives: Jennifer

7 Month Culatello

As I am preparing for the Day of Pigs on October 19, I am using some of my weekend time to clear out the curing fridge, clear space in the freezer, and decide on recipes for this year’s sausages.  This … Continue reading

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Meet Harissa, My Current Condiment Crush

My new favorite red condiment! Continue reading

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Graef Hand Slicer – I am in love!

  I decided to buy our household (OK, really me) an anniversary present this year. Traditionally (whose tradition exactly?), sugar is the gift for #6, but  stainless steel works for ANY gift in my book. I had noticed the Graef … Continue reading

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Jambonettes, a.k.a. Ham Grenades

This week I got a little practice trimming up some ham pieces that were left over from my last culatelli.  I had frozen the pieces that would have been i fiocci, and I decided to cure them in the French … Continue reading

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Second Curing Chamber

As my experience curing meats increases, and my desire to cure more stuff after Grrls Meat Camp, I have been working on a way to increase my curing space, yet not invest too much money/time in the construction.  I’m also … Continue reading

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Back from Grrls Meat Camp, and raring to go

After the amazing weekend that was Grrls Meat Camp in Napoleon, KY, I am back, and raring to go with what I’ve learned.  Thanks so much to Kate Hill and Kari Underly, and to all the grrls whom I hope … Continue reading

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Cold Smoking in the Winter

After last night’s smoke of ribs and pork hocks (which had plenty of smoke, but needed more time to cook after 4 hours, so they went into the oven on low), this morning I am prepping for the first cold … Continue reading

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Happy Smoking New Year!

Today was the first day I had time to take my new Smokin-It Model #3 out of it’s box.  Thanks for the Christmas money, Susan and John!  Here’s what I bought!  It was about 9 degrees F this morning when … Continue reading

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Choir Stole Pattern Creation

In response to some recent inquiries, I am currently working on the Choir Stole pattern, so that it would be a PDF, and printable.  I’m sorry that I was not able to do this in the time frame to fill … Continue reading

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Festa di Salumi – Lamb Prosciutto with Garlic

I’ve said before that I’m lucky to know Cindy Wolf and Kelly O’Neill of Sheep Improvement, who raise terrific lamb, grass-fed beef, and big furry guard dogs.  They sell their lamb and beef at farmer’s markets around southeast Minnesota and … Continue reading

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