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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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Have Feast, Will Travel

I recently asked a group of friends to help me pin down a secular, psychological, or philosophical equivalent to the term `grace’ as it is sometimes used in a religious context, describing the experience in which a person feels that … Continue reading

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A Picnic with Walter

The elements which produce a well-cured bit of charcuterie are straightforward:  really great meat, salt, and time. It sounds simple, and honestly it is, but the loving and obsessive details –the herb and spice choices, the long close scrutiny, the … 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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Good Smoke Bad Smoke

The April Charcutepalooza challenge is hot smoking, and April 1st is the date that my building officially became non-smoking. I’ve smoked cigarettes on and off for years, and for the last ten years or so I’ve derived less pleasure and … Continue reading

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Brine + Love = (Rullepølse + Corned Beef + Sunshine)

As March roared in with yet more stormy winter weather, a series of dismaying events occurred.  First, my beloved truck broke down in a decidedly permanent fashion. As a wheelchair-using person who lives rurally, I spend most of the year … Continue reading

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