Homemade Sausage and Meat Cookery



Polpettone: Italian Stuffed Meatloaf

April 25th, 2010  |  by  |  published in All, Carrots, Garlic, Homemade Sausage and Meat Cookery, Honorable Herbs, Most Popular, Onion, Parsley, Succulent Spices

Polpettone: Italian Stuffed Meatloaf

I daydream a lot about cooking during the week, especially when I’m on the train. Its rhythmic click-clack, the morning fog, and a warm cup of coffee are just the right combination for daydreaming about things I want to cook. During the week not so many of those dreams become reality, but during the weekend […]





Alone in the Kitchen with Pork Belly

May 19th, 2009  |  by  |  published in All, Homemade Sausage and Meat Cookery, Sausages, Meats

I started pondering solo dining a while back when Denise from Chez Danisse recommended I read Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant, a collection of short stories about cooking for one, dining alone…





Bärlauch Roasted Chicken

April 30th, 2009  |  by  |  published in All, Around the World, Homemade Sausage and Meat Cookery, Weekend Projects

Bärlauch Roasted Chicken

Back in the US, nettles are my favorite wild food. Here in Germany, it’s bärlauch, also known as wild garlic or bear garlic. On Sunday Steven and I rented a car and went for a hike near the small town of Coppenbrügge…





Sundried Tomato and Fennel Sausage

April 15th, 2009  |  by  |  published in All, DIY Food Projects, Fennel, Garlic, Homemade Sausage and Meat Cookery, Honorable Herbs, Sausages, Meats, Succulent Spices, Thyme, Tomatoes, Veritable Vegetables

Sundried Tomato and Fennel Sausage

Sometimes you find an ingredient that just inspires you. Usually for me it’s not something that’s exotic or expensive, but rather something that is of such high quality or is so fresh…





Homemade Turkey Stock

November 28th, 2008  |  by  |  published in All, DIY Food Projects, Farming, Gardening, & Food Preservation, Homemade Sausage and Meat Cookery, Honorable Herbs, Parsley, Sausages, Meats, Veritable Vegetables, Weekend Projects

Homemade Turkey Stock

Somehow I ended up with a large turkey carcass in my refrigerator at the close of yesterday evening. Funny, since Thanksgiving was not at my house, and I was not in charge of cooking the turkey…





Pie Crust with Rendered Bacon Fat (aka Bacon Grease Pie Crust) (aka The Best Pie Crust Ever)

November 4th, 2008  |  by  |  published in All, Cheese, DIY Food Projects, Grand Grains, Homemade Sausage and Meat Cookery, Most Popular, Tomatoes, Veritable Vegetables

Pie Crust with Rendered Bacon Fat (aka Bacon Grease Pie Crust) (aka The Best Pie Crust Ever)

Oh. My. God. This is the best pie crust I have ever tasted! So flaky. So moist. And oh the hint of bacon… In preparing for our move to Germany, I have been going through the cupboards…





‘Haxe’ is not the German word for ‘Hake’

October 14th, 2008  |  by  |  published in All, Around the World, Homemade Sausage and Meat Cookery, Sausages, Meats

'Haxe' is not the German word for 'Hake'

10 days into my work trip here in Germany, and my first big culinary misinterpretation… The menu read something like ‘Gegrilltes Haxe mit Semmelknödel und Sauerkraut’. I thought I was getting grilled fish…





Homemade Greek Orange Sausage (Loukanika)

September 16th, 2008  |  by  |  published in All, DIY Food Projects, Fantastic Fruits, Garlic, Homemade Sausage and Meat Cookery, Honorable Herbs, Most Popular, Orange, Sausages, Meats, Succulent Spices, Thyme, Weekend Projects

Homemade Greek Orange Sausage (Loukanika)

A while back, I got the idea in my head that I wanted to make my own sausage. Why? first and foremost, I love good sausage; secondly, I’m *very* picky about my sausage — it needs to be high quality…





Glass Encrusted Pork Chops

May 13th, 2008  |  by  |  published in All, Garlic, Homemade Sausage and Meat Cookery, Most Popular, Succulent Spices

Glass Encrusted Pork Chops

POP-CHINK! That’s the sound the pyrex pie dish made when it exploded all over my dinner. Though I lost my dinner, I did learn a valuable lesson about pyrex baking dishes — they are sensitive to heat differentials!




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