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Bacon.

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Yes. Bacon.

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Again.

bacon-opoly(Saw this at Bass Pro Shops – couldn’t resist!)

Sorry, boys and girls.

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I know it’s been an unconscionably long time since my last blog.

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I’ve been busy.

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Like ‘nuts’ busy.

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Not to worry, though.

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I swore to myself that the first thing I would do…

first-aid(In case of emergency, administer bacon!)

Once I got back to the old blog site…
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(Because nothing says ‘birthday’ like bacon frosting!)

Was give you a bacon update!

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And here it is.

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Just for you.

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Enjoy.

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I’d say, “It’s good for you!”…

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But we all know I’d be toying with the truth.

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Just when you thought the end was near…

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And you’d given up all hope…

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More bacon photos!

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It gives life a sense of purpose.

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OK, a few more.

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That bacon taco deserves another photo.

weave-choco-taco(Bacon taco with chocolate sauce and peanuts!)

I’ve been away for a while.

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And I have a lot of bacon photos!

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And when I say, “a lot”…

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I mean “a lot!”

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 Bacon by any other Name would Smell as Sweet

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Yes, kiddie-winkers…

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Boys and girls…

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It’s time again to delve into my bacon fascination.

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For those new to these posts…

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I need to make something clear…

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I am not obsessed with bacon, per se.

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I am, however, fascinated by people’s obsession with bacon…

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And the myriad ways that obsession expresses itself.

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Here are but a few examples…

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Some more alarming than others!

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There seems to be no limit to how bacon can be inserted into people’s daily lives…

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As well as their tummies.

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The range of bacon uses is only limited…

bacon-lollipops-s(Saw these bacon lollipops sold at my local 7-11!)

By the imagination of  the bacon users…

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And, presumably, the pork marketing boards.

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They provide bacon lovers…

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And those of us who study them…

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Countless hours of harmless fun…

car(Wouldn’t this make the ideal bacon food cart?)

As bacon sits there…

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On a plate…

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Waiting to kill them.

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Have fun!

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And most of all…

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Enjoy!

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Thank you once again to the many friends & readers who have sent me bacon-related photos and suggestions.

I couldn’t have done it without you… or people very much like you.

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Greek Style Oven Roasted Lemon Butter Parmesan Potatoes

Ingredients:
3 lbs potatoes
1 cup chicken-flavoured broth (pareve)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
¼ cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon oregano (or to taste)
1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic (optional or to taste)
salt and pepper
½ – ¾ cup grated parmesan cheese (or to taste)
chopped fresh parsley

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Directions:

  1. Set oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Butter a shallow baking dish large enough to hold the potatoes.
  3. Peel and cut the potatoes into large wedges and place into the prepared baking dish.
  4. In a bowl combine the broth, lemon juice, butter, oregano, salt, pepper and minced garlic (if using); mix well to combine.
  5. Pour over potatoes in the dish and stir to coat well.
  6. Cover the dish tightly with foil.
  7. Bake for about 40 minutes.
  8. Uncover and turn potatoes.
  9. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and return to oven (uncovered).
  10. Bake for another 20-30 minutes, or until potatoes are done to desired tenderness.
  11. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley and serve.

*NOTE* the Parmesan may be sprinkled on just after baking if desired.

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Great recipe from Fashion Food and Flirts!

Seriously Good Salmon Curry

A One-Pot Wonder. That is the best way to describe this heartwarming curry. Miraculously rich in flavour, magically packed full of spices and wizardly soothing with heavenly salmon and potatoes.

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Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 4 salmon fillets, cut into large chunks
  • 400 gr potatoes (preferably those cute small ones), blanched
  • 1 yellow pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1 red pepper, roughly chopped
  • 200 gr butternut, cut into 1 cm chunks
  • 400 gr/ 1 can of tomatoes
  • 250 gr Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion,
  • 3 cm piece of ginger
  • 2 tbsp tandoori powder
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • Fresh coriander

Method:

  1. Mix together the ginger, onion and garlic in a food processor until you get a smooth paste. Stir this paste into the yoghurt, together with the tandoori powder.
  2. Put the salmon chunks into a large bowl and cover with the tandoori-spiced yoghurt. Put in the fridge and marinade for at least half an hour.
  3. Cut your cute potatoes in half. Heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large pot and add the potatoes, butternut and peppers. Fry for a couple of minutes. Add the can of tomatoes, turmeric and garam masala. Let it simmer on a low heat until the vegetables are just tender. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the salmon chunks to your curry together with the yummy yoghurt marinade. Stir carefully and let it simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes until your salmon is cooked.
  5. Finish with a generous sprinkling of fresh coriander.

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From FASHIONFOODANDFLIRTS.

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Yet another reason why I Miss The South…  Biscuits
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“I miss your biscuits and your gravy
Fireflies dancing in the night
You have fed me. You have saved me
Billy Graham and Martha White”
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(Southern Comfort Zone – Brad Paisley)
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Great Granny’s Biscuits

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Ingredients:
2 cups flour, all purpose
1 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
4 tsp baking powder
2/3 cup (lard) shortening
2/3 cup buttermilk
Instructions:
Measure all dry ingredients into a large bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture looks like meal. Stir in buttermilk; add just enough buttermilk for soft easy to roll out dough.Round up dough on lightly floured board. Knead lightly 20 to 25 times, about 1 minute. Roll out until 3/4 inch thick. Cut with floured biscuit cutter or glass. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake in a 450 degree F. oven for about 10 to 12 minutes.
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Granny’s Favorites Breads, Muffins, Biscuits……

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These rolls are certainly not the prettiest or daintiest of desserts, but I can guarantee that what they may lack in beauty they definitely make up for in taste. This is what I call food that is good for the soul.

That bitter richness from the chocolate, the sweet palate-cleaving bananas and a wonderfully soft dough…. Sigh. These rolls are simply heart-warming and, therefore, exactly what I want on a cold and wintery day like today.

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Sure, I could just put on a cozy sweater and read a good book in front of the fire place, but that just provides superficial warmth.  (and I don’t have a fire place, quel bummer!) On a day like this, I want something that warms me up and leaves me in a comforting state of happiness. Something that heats up the soul in the most profound way…

Something Edible.

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So I baked these…

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BELLISSIMA! A VERY YUMMY ITALIAN WEEKEND

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PUBLISHED JANUARY 6, 2014 BY FASHIONFOODANDFLIRTS
FashionFoodandFlirts.wordpress.com

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Italian food. I still have to meet the first person who doesn’t like it. And to be honest, I don’t think I will ever meet him or her, because it is simply physically and emotionally impossible not to be swept away by the real flavours of Italian cuisine.

Just so you know, when I’m talking about Italian food, I do not mean spaghetti Bolognese or spaghetti and meatballs.

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Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with these two dishes- they are actually pretty yummy- but they are just not really Italian.

No, when I’m talking about Italian food, I’m talking about food that kicks you in the balls. Food that is so full of flavour, freshness and depth, it will take your breath away. Real, honest Italian food does not look dainty or pretty. It is gutsy and robust.

The bigger the plate, the better.

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