Archive | January, 2013

Many more Sausage recipes


Wow. There’s a lot on-line for sausage recipes. Folks have been at this for years, so I shouldn’t be surprised, but I am. If you don’t have pork casing and want to make round sausage, just add the spices and such to hamburger and make patties or meatballs. Then you can BBQ them with some hardwood […]

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Sausage Recipes


I’m digging up recipes for sausage. I can’t help but think that I want to try everything. I think I will go crazy trying to decide what to make. First I want garlic sausage. I found this one for garlic Kielbasa that I’m curious about. NUMBER 1 5 lbs. Venison cut into 1 inch cubes. (I […]

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More blood and guts.


This animal makes our little ‘deer success’ minute in comparison. We gave the deer to someone else that was short of meat at Christmas time and then prayed we would still find an Elk. I’m sooo pleased that it happened for us. The big old hind quarter was much larger than my table was prepared for, but […]

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Bacon Without Nitrites?


Yes it can be done, but by yourself. The bacon you find in the store contains nitrites in order to inhibit the formation of bacteria. If you want to make your own, you start with your own piggy meat. The area around the rib cage (called the pork belly) is most commonly used, but contains a lot […]

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Hunting Success!!


The phone woke me up this morning. It was my man. He had an elk laying down. How soon could I get there? I neglected to tell him that I wasn’t even dressed, but I quickly changed that and ran for the meat saw, bags, buckets, knife, uhhh…reciprocating saw…water and snacks…mmmm………..rags for clean-up. Ok. I dashed […]

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Elk Hunting


We were out all day looking for herds of Elk. We do this by looking for their tracks. Their tracks look like deer only larger. The one thing Elk have that is uncommon is their herding tendencies. When you get a group of a 100 of those large animals trailing each other in a row […]

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Strawberry for the Flu


  …and it works…for diarrhea anyways. I had some Dr. Fowlers Strawberry extract in my ‘witch’s’ pantry. It was there from ancient years gone by. I could barely read the faded instructions on the back. I took my 1 1/1 teaspoons as recommended in one swoop to the lips.Whaaa! Yeeks…I didn’t remember it being that […]

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Stew and Soup


The healthiest cooked meal I know of is good ol’ stew. When it’s cooked all the goodness remains in the pot. No valuable nutrients get poured down the sink. Stew does magical things. In the summer it makes you sweat (and cool off) even if it’s eaten cool. In the winter a hot bowl of it […]

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