Cracklings!

There is still plenty of suckling pig in our freezer: a bit of pancetta, a piece of five spiced pig belly, one more ham, two shoulders, the trotters, the head, and a bunch of bones.  We cooked a bone-in loin the first weekend. It was the tiniest loin you ever saw – smaller than rackContinue reading “Cracklings!”

Eggs Benedict with Rosemary Pork Loin, Orange Hollandaise and Wild Arugula Salad

We’re all pretty familiar with your standard Eggs Benedict:  two poached eggs over a slice of Canadian Bacon or ham, on a toasted English muffin, luxuriously topped with Hollandaise sauce.  Well here is a fresh take that makes use of leftovers from Saturday evening’s pork loin roast.  Combine them with with farm fresh organic eggsContinue reading “Eggs Benedict with Rosemary Pork Loin, Orange Hollandaise and Wild Arugula Salad”

The Difference is in the Brine

Why bother to brine a pork roast, a turkey, or a chicken?  Well, there are two reasons.  The first is that all three of these meats generally don’t contain a lot of intramuscular fat and therefore tend to dry out when you roast or grill them.  Brining helps the meat to retain its juices, evenContinue reading “The Difference is in the Brine”