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Asian-style quick pickles

Quick Pickles

This past Sunday I helped organize Durham’s second annual PickleFest, a celebration of all things pickled, brined, and cured held at The …

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On Change, and Pie

“Change is hard.” You hear people say this every day. It’s in a thousand song lyrics and even more stories and parables. …

| MAKIN' BACON | Today I ventured out to Efland, NC to help with a hog slaughter. After the quick dispatch of the pig came the tedious task of removing the hair. It took a tub full of scalding water, some paint scrapers and straight razors, and a good hour of elbow grease to finish the task.

To Kill a Pig

[Warning – this post will contain photos of a pig being slaughtered] You might not know it from the copious amounts of …

Fennel Pesto For Days

Some days I’m a 21st century thirty-something, attached to his iPhone and endlessly scrolling through Tumblr. Other days I’m a Great Depression-era …