Friday, October 28, 2011

New Blogs

I'm always on the hunt for more charcuterie and locavore blogs. Here's some more that I happened upon...

Salt Sense, Rulhman

Enjoy exploring! Start your own food adventures :)

here's some links for myself on curing techniques i want to try...
Fiocco, Sausage debauchery Blog
Fiocco, Cured Meats Blog
South African Biltong, made without the use of curing salts, just rock salt!

Any meats you're itching to try to make at home?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Farmer's Market

We finally made it down to the Alberta Ave Market (93st and 118ave) earlier this evening. Visited with Amy (OFRE and fruit mob fame) and checked out this small, but diverse, market hidden away in downtown Edmonton.
And I realized I'm a bad market shopper. All these great local vendors with fresh veggies, breads made with grain, homemade pastas and cookies and art... And I hate buying things that I can make myself.

It's true.

I go to markets to buy the base of my baking and cooking (flour, grains, meats, etc), not the finished products.
But I want to support the other local vendors as well. So, I spread the word to my friends to go buy from these great and incredible people instead :)

And thus, I shall continue to go the markets, buy a few things here and there, and continue to make my own foods using ingredients from my favourite farmers and gardeners and my mother's garden that she works so hard on all summer...

To eating local and preparing your own food!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


just a bit of info from a favourite of mine, Hank Shaw.
all in preparation of my upcoming sausage making adventure!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Cheese and Charcuterie

Today I finally ordered my cheese making supplies and sausage making goodies :)
I used these two websites...

Why order online? Because I hadn't the faintest idea where to purchase any of those supplies here in Edmonton. A little research on other blogs (buttonsoup and kevinkossowan) suggested that the place they were getting some of their supplies from either moved or went out of business.

I'm happy with what I picked up and excited to finally get my butt organized enough to do this!
When my packages come in I'll give a much better listing of what I purchased. Until then, wait in suspense! ;)

Now, to clean up the basement and get my cellar up... October is a busy month... but i think if we plan it right and start picking up supplies now, we should be in good form to build at the beginning of November.

Better late than never? I think so... :)

Now, to find a dairy farmer that can sell milk... pasturized is fine with me, i know they probably can't legally sell raw milk. (Trade, maybe :) )