French Pot Roast

A pot roast is a flavor profile so primitive that the old ways of preparing it need respect. No shortcuts here, just time.

Texas Beef Brisket

Texas beef brisket! Typically thought of as a summer bbq delight, this is a great diversion from leftover turkey.

All Purpose Quiche

The phrase “real men don’t eat quiche” was popularized from the title of a 1980s book and came to symbolize the confusion that men in the 1980s experienced as a result of changing gender roles. Fortunately for us, the 1980s are long gone… I love quiche. There is something very elegant about a simple and…

Mycorrizhae Fungi for Stronger Plants and Better Yields

I planted fava beans this week after a few weeks of cool weather in the 60s, the time was right. Of course, then we get hit with a mini-heatwave and the temps have spiked back up into the upper 70s. It really doesn’t matter that much, the soil temp will stay cool enough for the…

Rendering Lard

Lard is an exceptional fat prized in traditional recipes and pastries. This method produces a nearly odorless lard as a byproduct of cooking bacon.