Meet Marinades

As “stay at home” and “stay safe” initiatives persist around the world to stem the spread of COVID-19, international travel for fun is still on the “no-no” list of activities. Of course health and safety must be prioritized, but I’m sure right now many people are looking forward to the days when they can seeContinue reading “Meet Marinades”

I’ve Got a Cabin Fever of 350 Degrees

gies and beef pay homage to gardeners and small-scale beef farmers, venison symbolizes the deeply ingrained hunting culture, cheddar cheese represents the dairy industry, and mashed taters are a nod to the sandy potato fields.

I Pink, therefore, I Ham

But how did this come to be when lamb is considered the traditional Easter entree in many other parts of the world? After all, lambs and sheep are featured physically and figuratively in the Christian faith. Several factors contributed to this split in tradition, but before I cover these, let’s cover a few basics about ham.

To the Land of Ice and Fire…and Hákarl

Small contribution though it might be, I decided to provide a little distraction from the current doom and gloom by sharing one of my favorite pictures from the aforementioned Iceland trip and dedicating this post to some of the memorable meat dishes hubby and I encountered in the land of ice and fire.

How Expired Is It?

Once decontaminated, shoppers unload their dozen or so shopping bags and put foodstuffs in their proper places: canned tuna in the pantry, fresh chicken thighs in the refrigerator, and frozen peas in the chest freezer. But how long will all that food last? Is it wise to buy so much food at once? To answer these questions, let us consider label dates and how to interpret them.

Avocado on My Toast and Biltong in My Pocket

Biltong originated in South Africa where it was a food of choice on long journeys for indigenous people as well as later settlers: it was shelf (or saddlebag) stable, lightweight, and didn’t need any preparation to be enjoyed.

Cookin’ up Some Chili with a Side of Safety

This past weekend, sub-zero temperatures settled in after a blizzard dumped about eight inches of snow in our neighborhood. Since escaping to Rio wasn’t really an option, our household turned to the next best thing to chase away the wintry blues: a slow cooker fully of meat, spicy, tomato-y chili. My mother-in-law’s recipe calls forContinue reading “Cookin’ up Some Chili with a Side of Safety”