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Appetizers, Asian

Kimchi Pickled Eggs

Confession: I eat kimchi most mornings for breakfast. I buy mine from the local Korean market in a 1 gallon jar so it is naturally fermented with no preservatives and is not pasteurized so it continues to ferment while it sits in the fridge. Plus their kimchi is better than what I make at home. […]

Main Course

Homemade Ham

Had a miscommunication with my Amish butcher recently. Bought a whole hog and told him I wanted the hams split instead of whole this time. A whole ham is just a lot of meat even for a large group. I was thinking split in half but he cut the hams into slabs, uncured and not […]


Brie or Camembert Cheese

Brie and Camembert are soft ripened cheeses that make a perfect appetizer or can be served with a salad for a light lunch. Camembert has a slightly stronger flavor than Brie but both are excellent prepared in this manner. This is one of my wife’s favorite things so I always try to make it for […]

American, Main Course

Smoked Salmon

Smoked salmon is easy to make if you know how to approach it. The key is to brine the salmon and then let it completely dry before putting it on the smoker. The drying process forms something called a pellicle on the surface of the fish. The second secret is to smoke it at a […]