Sunday, August 30, 2009 

Sausage Sunday

Not much to report re: Howling Hog at the moment, money's been tight so I haven't had the pit going since St. Divots in August. But, I've still been playing with food. Today I spent the afternoon grinding up two batches of sausage. 10lbs. of sweet Italian and 5lbs. of a beef sausage of my own creation, with a bit o' spice and roasted red peppers. Tis' a lovely thing!

My spicy beef sausage, pre-grind. Cilantro, oregano, garlic and other spices make it tasty!

Ground beef sausage (with 25% pork fat to keep it moist)

A couple of hanks of the Sweet Italian. Wicked good.

Sunday, August 23, 2009 

Not Barbecue - But Good

This isn't related to barbecue, since I don't have the $$ to do any at the moment. But, it is related to playing with food and, of course, there's bacon in it so it must be good.

Farmer Girl and I have been batting the idea of apple bacon doughnuts for months. This morning we decided to give that a whirl, but after looking at the King Arthur Cookbook for a while we settled on fritters instead of doughnuts. Here are the results, and they're damned good.