Category Archives: Meats

Lamb Shoulder Chop with Cabbage, Apple, and Onion

‘Tis the season for all sorts of holidays, and right now if you are Jewish it is Hanukkah.  So, I decided to post something that would be Hanukkah friendly (ie, it would be kosher).  It also sounds a bit Irish, … Continue reading

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Pork Head Cheese / Souse – Eating All the Bits

Yes, you are welcome to duck out of this post and go your merry way.  There will not be another offal/”awful” post again until the last week of this year.  Promise.  Trotters?  Those will appear just before New Years’, as … Continue reading

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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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