Mrs. Wheelbarrow of Charcutepalooza fame has just posted the August challenge and it is all about binding and terrines.  I gave up the Charcuterie part of her year long challenge only because my failures were catching up with me and my bank account.  Today though, together with the mood I am in, I wrote her [...]

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A ROYAL SCREW-UP BUT READ ON AND GIVE ME YOUR THOUGHTS March Challenge is on!  Brining…now who can’t do that? (REDUX:  At first when the March challenge came out, the Apprentice part was to brine a chicken or a turkey.  No problemo: I do that every year or twice and the challenge this time would [...]

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March Challenge is on!  Brining…now who can’t do that? I had never brined a turkey until I made the conscious decision to go out and buy a water pail used to clean floors.  Into that I put my brine, sunk the turkey and put it covered with tin foil out on my balcony. Being winter [...]

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