Today was the 5th big-game animal of the year, and I’m glad we’re done. It’s a lot of darn work. In the photo: calf elk cuts. Front to back: loin strips & tenderloin, then a pile of blade and shoulder, then a pile of round and rump, then a pile of sirloin tip and boneless shank. They were all laid … Read More
Why is this relevant, you ask?
This is relevant because it is a nearly 7′ wide set of oil paintings of an area of Italy that is very dear to our hearts. It’s on the road between San Giovanni d’Asso and Montisi in Tuscany, and painted by the very talented Thaneah Krohn. For they who have been, the mountain in the back is Mont Amiata. This … Read More
Pear Pie and Home-made Vanilla Ice Cream
My experience with pie is limited. Other than the fact that I’ve made a fair number, I really only have used the crust recipe on the box of Tenderflake. And although I’m a huge fan of anything that boldly displays ‘pure lard’ – this will be my last time with Tenderflake. Why? Well I plan on making topless pies, to … Read More
My 30th Birthday
My dishwasher full of dirty dishes smells fantastic. I know. Gross. But it’s true. Today is my 30th birthday. My dinner guests just left, and I’m extremely tired. I was up at 04:00 to go waterfowl hunting again this morning. Maybe not the wisest thing to do before hosting 15 dinner guests. 40 more geese and 13 ducks this morning, … Read More
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