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Monday, April 25, 2011

Jammin' for Japan!

I found out about this fund raiser, Bake for the Quake, about two days before the deadline to register. By the time I decided to give it a go I was too late. Boo!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I've been blogged!

Hearth & Larder gets reviewed - in Japanese! A customer of mine has her own food blog called Full of Color and thoughtfully reviewed a couple of my products - Mixed Citrus Marmalade and the Blueberry Goat Cheese Tart. If you understand Japanese take a look!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pork fat. What's not to love?

The other day I just had a hankering for some crunchy, salty, chicharrones or cracklins (aka deep fried pig skin). For those repulsed at the thought of eating something like that I offer a few nutritional facts for you to munch on. Almost 50% of the fat in chicharrones are unsaturated. Most of which is oleic acid - the good kind of fat found in olive oil, for example. So it would behoove you to save the fat rendered from the chicharrones to use in cooking since it's healthier than butter and offers a lovely nutty flavor, too.

There are different methods in making chicharrones.