Monthly Archives: September 2012

Spice Rub for Smoked St. Louis Style Pork Spare Ribs

Here’s the first version of my rib rub, based closely on Memphis Meat Dust. I’ve upped the amount of salt, converted all ingredients to weights, and added a little cayenne pepper for some kick. 150 g dark brown sugar 150 … Continue reading

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Corn Chowder

Last weekend I made this excellent corn chowder from Kenji at Serious Eats… I highly recommend trying it before the corn is all gone for the year! The Best Corn Chowder

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Salty Pickles

The pickle method I used this year is a natural pickling based on a 5% salt brine. I got a lot of good feedback on these pickles! I did get one comment (from my Mom? I’m not sure) about how … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Napoleon torte

In the Ukrainian community, holidays and celebrations focus on torte desserts rather than cookies and cakes and pies. Go to a big Ukrainian wedding, and you’ll see a dessert table that includes 10 or more different types of tortes. Lesya’s … Continue reading

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