Category Archives: Preparation

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) Back in your grandmother’s (or great-grandmother’s) time, lard was a common staple in everyone’s kitchen, used for tender & … Continue reading

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Tips for making the perfect cup of hot chocolate

By Cat, Feb 6, 2019 (image, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I found a very interesting article on making hot chocolate in today’s Daily Inter Lake, originally from the Star Tribune in St. Paul Minnesota, by Rick Nelson (1). While making … Continue reading

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Roast Buffalo (Bison), several recipes

By Cat, Oct 2018 (Image, right, from Wikimedia Commons) The following recipes are adapted from a flyer on Cooking Bison at my local grocery store. Bison is a very healthful meat, and tasty too. It is not as fatty, and … 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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Cocktail or Seafood Sauce

By Cat, Sept 2018 (image, right, from Wikimedia Commons (1)) Cocktail sauce has long been my go-to condiment for deep fried prawns and/or French fries. And now that I know how to make my own catsup (by lacto-fermentation), I love … Continue reading

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Blueberry Crisp

By Cat, July 16, 2017 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) A good friend has a blueberry orchard, so I’m always interested in trying a new way to fix them. This recipe, from the weekly “American Profile” insert in our local … Continue reading

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Keto Cacao Shake

By Cat, July 11, 2018 (Photo, right, from Amazon (4)) I have been following a keto eating plan, with intermittent fasting (14-16 hours of fasting every night, including sleep time) for several years and can attest to many benefits. and … Continue reading

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Strawberries with Balsamic-Basil Topping for Ice Cream

by Cat, July 11, 2018 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I love to make my own ice cream, because I’m in control of the ingredients. Most commercial ice creams are so full of questionable additives that it’s disgusting. See all … Continue reading

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Caesar Dressing with Commercial Avo-Mayo

By Catherine Haug, July 6, 2018 (source of image, right, has been lost) I have long avoided commercial mayo because they use soy, corn and/or canola oil, none of which a healthy (the high-pressure process to separate the oil from … Continue reading

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