Category Archives: curing meat

Pulled Pastrami Sandwiches 

Last week we went to my brother’s house for a BBQ. Don just got a new smoker and he cooked up some excellent pulled pork and six racks of baby back ribs. As we were talking, I told my brother … Continue reading

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The Pastrami Project V2.0

Wow! I just noticed that it has been 4 years since I started this blog. Time sure  has gone by fast! When I started writing, this was a food blog with a emphasis on doing things yourself (because you really can … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For The Holidays

I can’t believe how fast the holidays snuck up on me this year! So many things to do and so little time…I just barely had time to cure another round of bacon…. There are 20 lbs smoking on my grill … Continue reading

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It’s so hot today that I’m smoking…

…Bacon, that is!  Here in Apple Valley we are under an excessive heat warning until Wednesday of this week. Tomorrow’s highs are supposed to be between 103 and 113 degrees Fahrenheit! The temperature today so far is 100f. I have … Continue reading

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Cast Iron Dan turns three!!

It’s hard to believe that it has been three years already! When I started this blog I figured that it would be more of a place where I could store my recipes and add notes as I went along. I … Continue reading

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Home Cured Bacon

Originally posted on Cast Iron Dan:
With all the posts that I have done over the summer about curing meat, (Pastrami, Smoked Turkey and Canadian Bacon) I think that there is no way I can move on without doing American…

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Time for more Bacon…

Well, Fall is almost here and I just cooked up that last of my bacon stash over the weekend… time to make some bacon. I went back to my local grocery store (Vallarta) to see if they had any pork … Continue reading

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Picnic on Hill 582

So today my wife, Daphne and I went to the 50th birthday party for our good friend David! I’ve known David for years and he is also a fellow coffee roaster… only on a grander scale! (I’d love to have … Continue reading

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Homemade Pepperoni

Well, now that the holidays are over and the house starts to empty, it’s time to post one of the recipes that I have been working on! It was great having the family together – visiting and cooking, I hate … Continue reading

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Home Cured Bacon

With all the posts that I have done over the summer about curing meat, (Pastrami, Smoked Turkey and Canadian Bacon) I think that there is no way I can move on without doing American style Bacon! When fall arrives, a … Continue reading

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