September 2009

Makin’ My Own Bacon

September 7, 2009

A while back I came across Michael Ruhlman’s blog post on making your own pancetta . I mentioned this to my mom and we decided to try and make our own bacon. We started with Ruhlman’s basic recipe and instructions and added our own choice of spices for the finish.  Mom chose the addition of juniper berries […]

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A Little Recognition

September 4, 2009

I am impatient girl with high expectations for myself. Yes, a deadly combination, I know. But as I think about that now, it’s probably a  typical personality trait of most chefs. When I started this blog, I wanted instant success and was thrilled with every stat count, visitor and comment I got. I’m a little more pragmatic now. […]

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How to Make Basic Marinara Sauce

September 1, 2009

There are as many recipes for tomato pasta sauce as there are Italian grandmothers. My Sicilian grandmother used to make her sauce every year from the tomatoes in her garden. Much of the time the sauce had meat in it but I don’t think it was ever exactly the same twice.  A child of the depression, my grandmother would throw into the pot whatever […]

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