Tag Archives: Pork

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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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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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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Vietnamese Summer Rolls

Yes, I am referring to the rolls make with the rice paper.  The rice paper itself is labeled “rice spring roll wrappers”.  But recently I ordered Vietnamese spring rolls out at a restaurant… and got served skinny greasy rolls with … Continue reading

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Pork Meat Loaf with Cauliflower, Apple and Fennel

Pork and apples… Apples and pork… There’s a theme going on here, and fennel also goes well with pork, just as rosemary partners well with lamb.  And, I’ve discovered I LIKE meatloaf — if one leaves out the breadstuffs and grains! … Continue reading

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