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Making Bacon

Making Bacon

You have to wonder who thought it was a good idea to take a chunk of pork belly, rub it with sugar, salt and spices and after allowing it to rest for a few days decided it needed a nice layer of smoke with a few hours spent in the smoker. Pretty damn delicious decision. It has been an interesting process of learning and research since deciding to make bacon at home. It was spurred by a recent visit with…

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Beet Leaf Holubtsi

Beet Leaf Holubtsi

When I plan my garden I have a few must have veggies that are top priority in my kitchen. Number one on that list is beets. Beets are the more versatile vegetable I grow. I use the entire plant, and especially love the leaves. You can use the baby leaves in salads or wash and freeze them for smoothies. But to truly enjoy them allow them to grow a little longer until they are about 2 1/2 inches wide. The…

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Red Lentil Bacon Corn Fritters

Red Lentil Bacon Corn Fritters

I have had a lot of fun experimenting with lentils these past few weeks. And my lentil infatuation is just as strong as it has always been. Though I am looking at them in a whole new light. Next up is my freestyle entry for the Canadian Lentil contest with the deadline for entries just under 24 hours from tonight. *Update: I am very pleased to announce my recipe for Red Lentil Bacon Corn Fritters was the runner up in…

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Creamed Bacon Lentil Soup

Creamed Bacon Lentil Soup

2014 seems to be the year of the lentil. I started off creating recipes from The Big Book of Little Lentils cookbook. Then it was announced that Canadian Lentils  was having a recipe contest that has seemed to explode online. Everyone has gotten involved and why not. Lentils are not only amazing to cook with they are Canadian. And when you can cook with products that are grown at home that is a bonus. Plus they are inexpensive, easy to use and…

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Bacon Onion Turnovers

Bacon Onion Turnovers

These are as good as they sound! Eat a few or eat a lot! They are just fantastic little portable pockets of love. I found these gems on Taste of Home many years ago and have been making them ever since.   Bacon Onion Turnovers – adapted from Taste of Home 3 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast 1/2 cup of warm water – 110 – 115 degrees 1 cup of warm milk – 110 – 115 degrees 1/2 cup…

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