Category Archives: Pork

Rendering Lard in a Crockpot: The Process

by Cat, October 23-24, 2o10 on The EssentiaList; copied on Cat’s Kitchen, May 3, 2019; all photos by Cat. Back in July 2010 I posted Rendering Lard – the Perfect (& Original) Shortening on the sustainability blog, The EssentiaList, which covered the … Continue reading

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Rendering Lard – the Perfect (& Original) Shortening

by Cat, 2o10 on The EssentiaList; copied on Cat’s Kitchen, May 2, 2019 (photo, right, by Cat, originally for The EssentiaList); updated on Cat’s Kitchen, Nov 4, 2019 Back in your grandmother’s (or great-grandmother’s) time, lard was a common staple … Continue reading

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Spaghetti & Meatballs, with Grain-Free Spaghetti

By Cat, Oct 2018 (Photo right, from Wikimedia Commons) Spaghetti and meatballs has been a favorite for me since childhood, though not something my parents knew how to make. Dad had a friend in Great Falls, Montana whose wife was … Continue reading

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GMO foods, and How to Avoid Them

By Cat, Nov 2007; updated and re-published in May, 2018 (Image, right, from the Organic Consumers Assoc or OCA, used with permission) GMO means Genetically Modified Organism, and has become the most commonly-used term for Genetically Engineered (GE) foods. Another term … Continue reading

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Pork chops and onion, sautéed in cast iron pan

By Cat, October 30, 2017 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I have always loved pork chops. When I was growing up, my parents bought a slaughtered hog from a local farmer. My mom butchered it at the local meat locker, … Continue reading

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Date Wraps, with Prosciutto

By Cat, April 27, 2017 (Photo, right, from St.Louis Dispatch article (1)) Dates are just about my favorite treat, but I don’t get to eat them often because they are so sweet. This recipes helps with that because the dates are … Continue reading

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Jambalaya with Chicken and Andouille Sausage

By Cat, Feb 22, 2017 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Until I moved to Portland Oregon at age 23, I’d not had any Cajun or Creole food; my first tasting was at Portland’s Saturday Market, and I was hooked. Cajun … Continue reading

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Spanish Paella: Three Recipes

By Cat (Photo, right, from HotPaella (1)) See also:  1. Fish and Seafood Menu; 2. Mediterranean Menu; 3. Rice (About); 4. Herbs and Spices, G – Z for Smoked Paprika; 5. Live Clams & Mussels: Storage, Brining and Steaming Includes: 1. Basic Paella; 2. Easy … Continue reading

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Hasenpfeffer (Stewed Rabbit/Hare)

By Cat, Feb 2011 (Photo, right, courtesy of N. and B. Shelt) See also: 1. Small Game Menu; 2. Foods (About); 3. Rabbit (About); Other Sites: 1.Tour my Country: Austrian Hasenpfeffer (2) A friend just gave me a whole skinned and cleaned rabbit. I’ve … Continue reading

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Boudin Sausage

By Cat, Nov 2007 (Image, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Lamb, Port & Small Game Menu; 2. Sausage (About); 3. Brining Pork;  The making of sausage is a very old art; a way of preserving meat without refrigeration (using salt as the preservative), utilizing … Continue reading

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