Category Archives: Bacon!

Bacon Rice Krispie Treats

This definitely doesn’t count as health food; on the other hand, you can set these out at a gathering and pretty much guarantee they’ll be gone in just a few minutes, thereby sparing you the agony of continuing unhealthy temptation. So… why the heck not? Immerse yourself, however briefly, in the world of stunt bacon cooking. Continue reading

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Scotch Broth (w/no actual Scotch)

So I've heard, here and there, that global warming is actually likely to manifest itself as "global weirding." And yeah, I do know the difference between "weather" and "climate," but good heavens we're having an annoyingly weird spring. It's rained … Continue reading

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Almost Vegan Pea Soup

…and also about the split peas, which also didn't make it into this rendition of Veganomicon 's Double Pea Soup with Roasted Red Peppers. Red lentils took their place, also bacon. Never having eaten the original, I can't say whether … Continue reading

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Beef Stew with Cider and Bacon

It was blustery, grey and damp. The cold was settling in my bones; the sky was nothing but clouds from horizon to horizon. "Screw seasonality," I thought. "What we need here is a nice hearty warming beef stew." This one … Continue reading

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Apple-Bacon-Leek Salmagundi

Hodge-podge. Witches' brew. Miscellany. Whatever. Anyway, the sweetness of the apples, leeks and maple-smoked bacon performs a lovely balancing act here with the earthiness of the beans and tomatoes. Sherry, in its justly famed role as a matchmaker and ground-smoother, … Continue reading

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Soup365 #96: (Re)Loaded Baked Potato Soup

They're easy, inexpensive, delicious and (according to the Idaho Potato Commission) fairly nutritious. They're baked potatoes! This is the third, I think, baked potato soup I've made so far, inspired by one of my kids' favorite on-the-cheap meals: loaded baked … Continue reading

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Soup365 #95: Barter economy, now with more pork

  Image by Flickr user WordRidden CC BY 2.0 It was a red-letter day yesterday. One for the books, one for the diary. For yesterday I made my first-ever exchange of soup for a thing of value. That thing was … Continue reading

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