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The Sausage Files

February 26, 2012


The Kit: Landers, Frary & Clark # 2 Universal Food Grinder. My mother sent me this grinder just before the holidays.  (She had inherited from an older generation.) I haven’t been able to date it, precisely, but the history of the company and the grinder’s basic design is pretty interesting. The company made a wide […]

Springwatch 2012

February 20, 2012


Behold, spring. We are precisely a month ahead of the vernal equinox, but today a significant event marked the advent of spring. The first crocus arrived and opened, which shouldn’t be too much of a surprise considering how warm and mild the winter was. You’ll recall that last year they were blasted by a March […]

Pickled Peppers

February 12, 2012


We’re just now cracking open our go at these pickled peppers.  Luckily, we actually wrote down where we got the recipe ’cause these are fantastic.  They’ve got just the right balance of heat, garlic, and savory.  We played around with pepper types and spices in ours.  So far, all the variations are great – from […]

Better Basics: Baked Potato

February 5, 2012


Growing up, I lived with my grandparents. This led to some interesting moments that are likely uncommon for people my age. I recall clearly the day they got their first telephone, for instance. We watched the Olympics on an older television in the upstairs room, black and white of course, that had a remote control […]