Category Archives: DIY

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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The Elements of Pizza

I’ve always enjoyed making things myself. Whether I am roasting coffee, curing bacon or making a pizza, if you learn to do it yourself it is going to be fresher and (hopefully) just the way you like it! Plus there is … Continue reading

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Yogurt Flatbread

Well, it has been a busy summer!  Many projects going on,  a lot of great cooking that I should have been documenting, but it always gets pushed back to “next time I make this I will put this on the … 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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Spring Chicks on the way!

Earlier this month we decided that we needed more chickens. Don’t ask me how we came to that conclusion since we have 20+ chickens already and they are currently laying an average of 15 eggs a day right now! (We … Continue reading

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Home Curing Olives

Last fall, my wife (Daphne) and I discovered an industrial park near our home that used dozens of olive trees in their landscaping. Looking up into the trees we could see thousands of green olives there. I mentioned to Daphne … Continue reading

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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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Growing Lotus from Seed

This year we  have been working on a backyard pond. It is not a huge pond… (8′ x 15′) but it is a nice place to sit and unwind after a long , hot day. Right now we have 9 … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Dipped Ice Cream

Well, I had a nice Fathers Day on Sunday with my Dad (who is visiting from Kansas) and my brother Don. It is great when we can all get together. For dessert I made up some cinnamon magic shell and … Continue reading

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