Bacon and the Pig

Simple summer fresh sweet treat

Summer berries, fresh whipped cream, and vanilla cake That is what we crave in the heat.  Nature provides these gorgeous berries throughout the season.   Combine that with a simple vanilla cake and whipped cream to add the sensation of full-bodied flavor, sweetness and texture. The one, two, threes…it is

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The Isle of Capri, layered in a chicken breast

Gratefully I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to travel to some of the most luxurious locations in the world (trust me, my journeys have just begun!). Treasured ingredients offered in each unique location become another grain of sand on my “culinary beach”. Each experience building my palette, my appreciation and

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Sushi At Home–Yes You Can!

Sushi.  I crave it at time.  The flavors, so fresh, intrigue my palette.   Going out for sushi dinner is one of my favorite meals out.   One of my dear friends is a Japanese Sushi Master, he’s taught me a few tricks to create these same healthy tastes at

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Bacon, the take down of so many vegetarian!  There are cults based only on their love of bacon!  Tattoos of bacon and pork belly cover some people’s bodies.  Salty, crispy, chewy, it adds so much to so many dishes.  Let alone, the smell lingers in the air when it cooks, the fat particles waft into your nose and plant themselves there for the day.  But who has ever really pet a pig?

In Ireland, each year, we visit a farm with the most friendly pig.  You want to snuggle up and hug this guy.  So, you stick your  hand out to touch his snout  and “wow”, the smell is over whelming!  The phrase of smelling like a pig is used so lightly compared to the actual smell. Talk about a lingering scent.  You can’t wash your hands enough times to get the stench off.  Days and days, it’s like a permanent cologne.  This may shed some light on those cultures who choose not to eat the pig at all!  Don’t pass judgement until you’ve smelled that smell, for real.  Then you decide how much you want that bacon.

Bacon yum or ick?  Tell me your view.

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