Category: gluten free

New Product Release – simple seasonings™ fajita

(photo courtesy of the Sonny Falcon family) Nose-to-tail cookery has been around since the very first animal was butchered.  The last thing anyone wanted to do was waste precious protein. Few understood this better than the vaqueros of North America.  These horsemen were also cattle… Continue reading

A Baker and a Chocolatier Extraordinaire – The Baker’s Daughter

  Artisan. That word is now bandied about the culinary world with the frequency of personal pronouns used at the beginning of sentences between long lost friends catching up on life events. Unfortunately, by definition, the word does not speak to the skill or the… Continue reading

Cream of Broccoli Soup

  As the weather cools we turn to foods we know will warm the soul.  Warm drinks like spiced cider and soups frequently top the list.  Even the book ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ is a best seller for a reason – it speaks to… Continue reading

Do It Yourself Bacon – For Beginners (and everyone else!)

  As any accomplished home chef will tell you, there are usually a few things they are reluctant to tackle.  Among them?  Typically, meat curing. Ruhlman and Polcyn have devoted an entire book to the subject and we’ve been known to wax poetic about the… Continue reading

New Product Release – Rub Yer Belly – Bacon Cures

Warning:  Consuming bacon made with Rub Yer Belly cures may cause nausea when making any future attempts to buy cheap store-bought bacon.  Dizziness, light-headedness, tingling in the extremities, irritability (when asked to share) and temporary insanity may also occur.  It’s so good you’ll fairly swoon, experience… Continue reading

What Boston Market Isn’t Telling Customers About Salt

(Image courtesy of Chester Higgins Jr. / The New York Times) Reader’s Note:  This post is best read while playing Alanis Morrisette’s – Ironic in the background. Boston Market is making big news this week for doing something that seems crazy. Actually it is crazy.… Continue reading

Makin’ Bacon? – Here’s How & Yes You Can!

  There are those who will suggest that society’s love affair with bacon and the baconalia movement in general have gone too far. From bacon toothpaste to bacon sundaes, you can get a bacon flavored just-about-anything these days. We’ve even contributed (happily) to the madness… Continue reading

Gluten-free Green Chile Corn Fritters – Simple. Quick. Easy.

  In the words of Jeffery Steingarten, author of the best-selling books The Man Who Ate Everything and It Must Have Been Something I Ate – “if you fry anything and put it on a plate it’s better!” While we aren’t sure that we agree… Continue reading