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Echos of Father’s Day: Whacked-Out Bacon Ideas for Next Year

Just in case you missed the opportunity to share bacon gifts with your dad this past Father’s Day, here’s a slide show of some great ideas for next time! Heck, why wait until Father’s Day? There’s something like 85 more opportunities during the next year, if you total up all the holidays in the European […]

Father’s Day Follies: Feed the Need for Bacon

Ahh, bacon. Something that makes (nearly all) fathers smile, then drool with anticipation. This weekend has Father’s Day as an excuse to give all of us fathers the lavish gives we crave celebration as the major excitement available, unless you’re entered in the Lake Pflugerville Triathlon. So how about combining the two: Bacon and Father’s […]

They’re Heeeerrreeee…

Luscious, lovely orbs of spicy, crunchy goodness, of course. Radishes, fresh from the garden.

Yesterday’s 1.6 inches of rain has really helped the the crimson globes round out. It’s just over four weeks since I put the seeds in the ground, and the plants are tall (for radishes, I mean), leafy and lush. No bugs. No […]

Candied Bacon With a Zing

Focus your eyes on the picture. Stare until you’re drooling. (It’s really happening, yes?) Now imagine that bacony goodness as candy…

Okay, it’s not a stretch. Lots of recipes out there for candied bacon; even videos on YouTube. Yes, it’s every bit as addictive as it’s made out to be. Tremendously easy to make, which is […]

Old News Is Sometimes Good News: Beer, Whiskey & Pork Fat are Good for You

I’ve been sitting on this one for a while now because I didn’t want to be the reason the country exploded into uncontrollable riots. However, it all seems to be true, so I can reveal the news far and wide: Beer, whiskey and pork fat are now health foods! Says so right here. (Hey, it’s […]

New Vodka Flavor Astounds the Market; a Danger to Youngsters?

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2012»

As we reported earlier, there’s a real shift under way in the market for distilled spirits. People are buying more, and higher up the scale, than ever before. The drive, though, isn’t about snoot factor: It’s flavor. Folks are looking for stronger essences, and lots and […]

The Not-So-Secret Life of Bacon

As the man said, “Forget sex, bacon sells.” There are few foods that bacon can’t boost the flavor of. Even beef tenderloin gets better with a strip or two of bacon wrapped around it. Put a few strips across the top of a slightly tenderized hockey puck and you’ve got yourself an award-winning burger; or […]

Armadillo as Weapon, Bar Fun With Guns, and Another Humongous Burger

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

Arguably, it’s about food. Or at least what somebody thought was good enough to eat…

A woman from the Dallas area was assaulted by a man. Common story, right? Well, hold on, now. It gets better. Seems the man was selling a frozen armadillo to the […]