Category Archive: Food

Dec 25

Christmas Dessert

We made a Bûche de Noël for Christmas dinner. A rib roast will be the main coarse.

Jun 14

Mint Julep

I’m in the South, I have scads of mint, and there is a fresh bottle of Knob Creek bourbon in the cabinet… Sounds like a mint julep to me!
I made some simple syrup, and steeped several stalks of mint in it for a few hours. Then I bottled it and made a drink with a …

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Jun 28

Dry-Brined Pork Shoulder

We’re going to smoke a pork shoulder on Sunday, but I wanted to get the seasonings in deep. In the rub: chili powder, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt, Coleman’s mustard, and cumin. It’s got a good kick.
Here’s the plan:
1. Rub the meat down with the spice on Friday (cuz …

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