• off to Russell to smoke some bacon and some salmon – oh yeah! #
  • why does this day seem to be taking FOREVER? #
  • Taking two days off this weekend – time for some serious spring cleaning! #
  • Season finale of Big Love was great… sad to have to wait until February for more! #

  • off to Russell to smoke some bacon and some salmon – oh yeah! #
  • why does this day seem to be taking FOREVER? #
  • Taking two days off this weekend – time for some serious spring cleaning! #
  • Season finale of Big Love was great… sad to have to wait until February for more! #

Originally posted on FineDiners.ca

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A couple nights ago I decided to try my hand at making French Onion Soup, a simple dish really, but I love it and have never had a chance to make it myself.  I had some leftover Veal Stock that FineDiner Eric had given me a while back, and I figured it would be perfect for this!

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Irish Stew

An Irish theme this week, for obvious reasons…

The Recipe Box feature on FineDiners.ca features recently found recipes that have caught our eye from around the web.  Some we’ve tried, some we hope to try soon.

So Eric and I got together last weekend to smoke some Bacon – check out the article over on FineDiners.ca about how we built our own cold smoking rig with some bits and pieces from Home Depot!

FineDiners.ca is a food-oriented blog where myself and a few others write about restaurants around Ottawa, recipes we’ve tried or want to try, general food preparation techniques and other food news, reviews, and kitchen experiments.

Originally posted on FineDiners.ca

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After several days of research, planning and preparation, FineDiner Dave and I got together at my parents place this weekend to smoke some bacon.  This article is the first in our three-part Makin’ Bacon Series.

Other articles in this series will explain the Curing process we used, as well as the actual Smoking and finishing of the meat, and we’ll probably get into some of the things we did with the final product.  One thing’s for sure, Makin’ Bacon is FUN and we’ll be doing plenty more of it!
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