Category Archives: nose-to-tail

The Sugar Mountain Farm Butcher Shop Project launches!

Pull on your galoshes and hurry on over to Kickstarter to back a really fantastic project: Walter, Holly, and their family are building an on-farm butcher shop at Sugar Mountain Farm! This really is good news, not just for those … Continue reading

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Pudding Time

From the Oxford English Dictionary: † ˈpudding-time Obs. The time when pudding or puddings are to be had; hence fig., a time when one is in luck; a favourable or useful time. 1667 Dryden & Dk. Newcastle Sir M. Mar-all … Continue reading

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Spicy Bright Birthday Balls

Each December my family celebrates my birthday by getting our Jule-cozy on with a Sunday visit to the Solstice & Christmas revels in Hanover, and then we head over to enjoy dinner at my favorite local restaurant, West Lebanon’s Yama. … Continue reading

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Lamb Kidneys

The butchering season is upon us here in New England, and I’ve been out a lot with my farm-butcher mentor Chet and his son Nick. Yesterday we slaughtered 9 lambs and one beef, and I came home with a bucket … Continue reading

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Everything Is Just Ducky

Okay, not really. This month my Charcutepalooza projects have been all about how good food –dreaming it up, cooking it, talking about it with friends, sharing it with friends and family, and (not least) eating it– sustains the spirit as … Continue reading

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Chicken Liver Pots & Three-fish Terrine

The last week, in fact –this whole summer– has been intensely busy. This past week was made super sparkly with the added pleasures of good company from NYC and a few fun day trips on top of seemingly endless harvest … Continue reading

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Merguez: Sausages & Stories

The June Charcutepalooza challenge involves stuffing ones choice of sausage forcemeat into casings, and I’ve chosen to make merguez since I have an inordinate fondness for the strong taste of mutton, particularly when it is combined with the richly spicy … Continue reading

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