Our search for Lardons
LardonsWe bought think-sliced bacon and looked for bacon in the deli section, to be cut thick. Which didn’t work.

Then we found Pork Belly. Cut it into nice big pieces and stored frozen

(This is how it is done!)

Unlike Hickory Smoked Bacon (Thick Sliced) very little fat is rendered.

Buy the leanest piece of Pork Belly that you can find

Depending on how you slice it, you the great fatty, chewy bite that I was looking for. This slab of Pork Belly cost about $3.00 per pound at the expensive local supermarket.

There you have it (Voila!)


Celery Toast

A delicious excuse to eat celery with the components of Blue Cheese Dressing
(Blue Cheese, Green Onions and Garlic)

Suddenly, we are buying stalks of celery!
It’s an opportunity to eat cheese, in moderation (as a flavoring)

2 Stalks of Celery
A Bunch of Green Onions
(we often substitute sweet onion, pre-soaked rinsed in water an vinegar)
4 Garlic Cloves
1/4-1/2# Blue Cheese (it has been fun shopping for the best Blue Cheese)
Lemon Juice (there is no substitute for fresh lemon juice)
Salt and Pepper
(the salt extracts water, which accumulates over time, so we are experimenting)

We toss this in a one Gallon Kimchi Jar and fish it out over the week
(improving over time)

On alternate weeks we prep Tangy Purple Slaw, of Red Cabbage, Red Onion, our Homemade Sauerkraut and Apples, creating a sort of Purple Terrarium
(this is also a great condiment to add to stews in the final minutes)

Celery Toasts New York Times

Gabrielle Hamilton Recipe Archive

Tangy Purple Coleslaw

I was looking for blue and purple foods to eat
The secret is the . . . sauerkraut?

Sooo Good . . .
Every time that I prepare Tangy Purple Coleslaw, I slice-off part of my finger on the Mandoline, but it is worth it!

Critical Ingredients include:
Red Cabbage
Red Onion
Sauerkraut (make your own sauerkraut)
Apple (a crisp apple, sliced and julienned)
We don’t add the mayo (listed in the recipe), but add a neutral (Grapeseed) oil, but might consider yogurt

We shred a head of rad cabbage into a gallon Kim Chi jar interspersed with red onions, apples and ground hemp seed

Quarter the cabbage
Do not remove the core – use it as a handle while slicing on a mandoline

Top this with the salt, sauerkraut, dill, honey and oil (mayo or yogurt)

You end-up with a big jar of slaw
(cabbage and kraut, it develops over time)

Recipe at:
Chatelaine Magazine

Salt Herring Fillets


Salt Herring

It may be difficult to find a good source of herring. We buy Salt Herring Fillets from a local wholesale distributor in 10# pails. It lasts forever and requires several rinsings.

Gubbröra Old Man’s Mix

Gubbröra Old Man’s Mix

Herring Linguine (Mediterranean Style) Jamie Oliver

Salt Herring Fillets

Herring Fillet Recipes

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