Category Archives: Food and drink

A new turkey recipe I’m trying out this year

Ingredients:
1 whole turkey
1 large lemon, cut into halves
salt and pepper to taste
butter or olive oil, whichever you prefer
Heat oven to 350 degrees
Rub butter or oil over the skin of the turkey until it is completely coated.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and any other seasonings you prefer.
Take a knife and gently separate the skin from the breast meat;
Slide lemon halves under the skin with the peel side up, one on each side. This way the
juice from the lemon will release into the breasts.
Cover and bake for 30-45 minutes. Remove cover and continue to roast until juices run clear, basting every 15-20 minutes.

Makin’ Bacon Part 2

Part one got dropped.  I’ll repost it some time, but it was just brining the pork belly and frying up a small salted slice.  It had the taste and texture of a pork chop.  Not at all like bacon, not at all crispy, and it had a fairly grey color without much browning.

I took a slice from the experiment brine bag, the one with the liquid smoke added.  I made sure to vary the thickness so I could see how different thicknesses cooked.  After one day of brining, I noticed a significant difference in texture and taste.  It actually had some of the crispiness to the fat that you’d expect, even in the thicker sections.  It seems that after even one day of brining, it improved tremendously.

I am being eaten. It hurts.

I have a gnawing hunger, beyond grumbles and salivation.  My muscles have that sharp searing pain, not from lactic acid but from muscle fibers not having the resources to completely regrow.  Torn tendons won’t come back, ligaments stay loose.  Malnutrition, no matter from apathy, misguided good intention, or lack of resources, is in the end still malnutrition.  The bill tallies the same in the end.

happy spring

Today is the first day of spring. I watched the sun rise, and realized i’m glad that the days are getting longer again. It’s time to start planning the racing season, a couple of road trips, and a crawfish boil. Yum.

Bring on the spring.