So back to busy-ness. A few weeks ago, I discovered pay dirt in the form of a tiny, nearly hidden butcher shop in my new town. Keep in mind I frequently read and am inspired by Cowgirl and Ohio Farmgirl. These ladies can do ANYTHING and they DO everything. Blend them with Maxine and you have the perfect woman. Well, that would be the woman I want to be.
So, this week has been productive and fun. We came back from a cousin's wedding, snagged back my dehydrator from Mom's. (I had no room for it in the apartment, but now in a house - woo hoo, I can stretch my kitchen wings again).
Last week, I purchased a big bag of lemons. Today I sliced them in 1/8" slices and cranked up the heat (155 F) on my little Excalibur. Six hours later, dried lemon slices.
|Lemon Slices Drying|
|Slab set 1 of 2|
|Slab set 2 of 2|
I grabbed my bacon cure (from the Pork Heaven near Mom's place) out of the pantry.
|Trimming the skin off the pork belly|
Y'all come back, now, ya hear?