Category Archives: Meats

Rendering Pork Leaf Lard

I asked for the leaf lard from the recent pork share I participated in.  And, oh, why not, I’ll take the fat back too! I ended up with one package of leaf lard, which was about one pound, and four … Continue reading

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Lamb Broth Soup with Brussels Sprouts

Remember the Leg of Lamb Mechoui?   There was so much luscious leftover au jus from that, that I saved it in a bowl, placed it in the refrigerator, and easily skimmed off the small layer of fat the next … Continue reading

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Moroccan Mechoui (Slow Roasted Bone-In Lamb Leg)

And today I’m posting the Moroccan Leg of Lamb recipe promised last Friday.  It turned out very well.  I had a pot luck supper here, for five (one person had to bail at the last minute, so we were four).  … Continue reading

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Pork Butt (Shoulder) Roast

Let me just butt in here and say that the front part of the pig is better than bacon.  Whether it’s Boston butt, picnic roast, or best of all, country-style ribs (which aren’t really ribs), that’s my favorite part of … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Alo Saigon, Westfield, MA

This Vietnamese restaurant is by nearly all accounts quite authentic, and I highly recommend it. Alo Saigon 116 Elm St (Route 202) Westfield, MA 01085 I’ve eaten 6 dishes here from  three different visits.  I don’t usually get this down … Continue reading

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Beef Kidney Recipes (aka Got Kidneys?)

I was thawing out something from the freezer labeled Beef, but it didn’t say what cut of beef it was.  I figured it must be brisket, because it was about that shape and heft.  A very large brisket, but I … Continue reading

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Paleo Coconut Fried Pork Chops

I wanted to make a different recipe, but with one thing or another (lack of a critical ingredient), this is what happened.  I’m fine with this recipe, however. This served just me, but go ahead and double or quadruple.  You … Continue reading

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