German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad

Now that it is starting to cool down in the northeast, I've been craving some warm comfort food. This German Potato Salad, served hot, fits the bill. It is a completely different animal than its cold, mayo-dressed cousin. Ingredients 3-4 pounds of medium red potatoes 1 pound of bacon 1 yellow onion 1 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar 3/4 cup of water 3 tablespoons of course German-style mustard 1 small bunch of parsley (about 1/2 cup when chopped) 1 tsp salt 2 tsp black pepper Instructions Cut the potatoes into…

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Making Pulled Pork In An Apartment (Sous Vide Pork Shoulder)

Making Pulled Pork in an Apartment (Sous Vide Pork Shoulder)

One of the things I dislike about living in an apartment is not being able to use my smoker. Thankfully I can still make some decent BBQ indoors, even if it takes a full 24 hours. It is worth the wait. The key is using a sous vide, liquid smoke, and sodium nitrate. J Kenji Lopez-Alt over at The Food Lab did the heavy lifting on figuring this out. His method is what I use, so go over and check it out. Tips: If you want it for dinner, start…

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Using Garlic Scapes

Using Garlic Scapes

If you planted your garlic late last fall before the first frost, you are probably ready to harvest the scapes--the twisty little pointy part growing on the stalk from the middle of the leaves. Scapes are the flower stalks of the garlic plant, though garlic doesn't produce actual flowers.  We cut them off early in the season so that the plan uses its energy in growing large bulbs instead. Also, earlier cuts have milder flavors. The flavor of the scapes get stronger and more harsh the longer they grow.  Instead…

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