Category Archives: Meats

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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Slow Cooker Pork, Rhubarb, Apple/Asian Pear Stew

There are other vegetables and things in this stew as well, I just list the less usual in the title. It’s… Rhubarb Season!  (We may be passing the peak, but rhubarb is still out there…) Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) is a … Continue reading

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Breakfast: Pork Sausage Patties: Apple, Fennel Seed, Smoked Paprika, Sage

I’ve been wanting to make my breakfast pork sausage patties for the blog for a while.  Hey, I’ve been wanting to make them for me again! Lo and behold, in random surfing, I came upon this recipe:  Apple, Sage & … Continue reading

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Stir Fried Lamb Sweetbreads

Obtained from the thymus or the pancreas, the sweetbread is indeed a gland and not a muscle.  And it is neither sweet nor a bread as we know that to be.  (An example of Baaa to Rump eating…) I’ve made … Continue reading

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