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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…

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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!

garfield-bacon(Bacon has few fans as loyal as Garfield!)

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!”…

no-pig-bacon(Who’s behind this anarchist movement?)

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.

jello(As far as I can tell, this is bacon/cheese jello)

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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Cheesey Mushroom Pull Apart Bread

Thanks to the amazing Tamar [1] for bringing this BeanTownBaker.com recipe to my attention!

Mushrooms and cheese make this pull apart bread so delicious you won’t be able to stop picking at it!

Perfect for Super Bowl!

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I’m just going to come out and say this bread is AMAZING. Seriously. If you are looking for ideas for the Superbowl, MAKE THIS BREAD. Actually, you should make it this weekend to test it out and play with what flavors you want to use as a practice run. Then make it again next weekend to share with your friends at the Superbowl.

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But be warned, it’s quite addictive. In fact, maybe you should plan to bring two to your Superbowl party. It’s seriously so gooey from the melted cheese. The butter, green onion, and poppy seed sauce on top really takes this bread to the next level.

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When I saw this recipe, I was instantly thinking of other flavors you could stuff into the bread. Anything that works on pizza would be great here. I went with provolone and mushroom this time.

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[TREYF ALERT!] I’m sure it would be great with pepperoni and mozzarella, bacon and cheddar, or just plain old cheese. If you guys make this, you have to come back and let me know what flavors you made. (For all you gentiles out there!) 

Yield: serves 6-8

Ingredients:

For the Mushrooms
12 oz sliced mushrooms
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme

For the Bread
1 unsliced loaf sourdough bread
12 ounces Provolone cheese, thinly sliced
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup finely diced green onion
2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Directions:

For the Mushrooms
Heat a medium skillet on medium. Add the butter.  Once the butter is melted, add the mushrooms. Cook 4-5 minutes until they start to sweat. Add the thyme and continue to cook another 2-3 minutes.

Set mushrooms aside and allow to cool.

For the Bread
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cut the bread lengthwise and widthwise without cutting through the bottom crust. This can be a little tricky going the second way but the bread is very forgiving.

Place loaf on a foil-lined baking sheet.

Insert cheese slices between cuts. Pour the mushrooms between the cuts. Use your fingers to push the mushrooms down into the loaf.
Combine butter, onion, and poppy seeds. Drizzle over bread. Wrap in foil; place on a baking sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Unwrap the bread and bake 10 more minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Recipe adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything.

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[1] My lovely friend Tamar! One of the most amazing young ladies ever. See more of this remarkable woman at the Vampyre Fangs blog article, Tichel, Tichel, Tichel!

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