Category Archives: Under Pressure

Curried Pumpkin Soup

The best thing about having a compost heap is not the smug satisfaction of reducing your household waste to a mere 10 gallons a month, or seeing healthy organisms thrive in your soil, or the idea that the nutrient cycle … Continue reading

Posted in Fast Food (not that kind), Light Supper, One Pot Wonders, Soup, Uncategorized, Under Pressure, Vegetables, Vegetarian-ish | 7 Comments

Pork cheek confit with caramelized turnip and apples

Spring has indeed sprung, yet I always find myself at this time of year with a certain yen for autumnal things. Pomes and root vegetables; meats cooked to shredded perfection, their connective stuff all pulverized (by time, or pressure) to … Continue reading

Posted in Classical and Eurotrashical, Fruit, Germanic, Shilling, Under Pressure, Vegetables | 10 Comments

Corned Beef Reuben

A day late and a dollar short, as always. I decided to try my hand at corning so I could participate in Charcutepalooza this month, but I forgot that I was supposed to post this on the 15th. Oops. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Beef, Classical and Eurotrashical, Epic Undertakings, Germanic, Puttin' Up, Sammiches, Under Pressure | 13 Comments

Teach a Man to Fish

Our piscine friend the albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) A few years ago I bought my first whole albacore, directly from a fisherman on a dock in Astoria. It was $1.50/lb., and I was cavalier and cocky in my purchase, insisting … Continue reading

Posted in Puttin' Up, Seafood, Under Pressure | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

Foodbuzz 24×24: Yes We Can – Food Preservation for the Modern Palate

Now that summer is winding toward its long-lit end, our minds shift toward the harvest. Anyone with a patch of dirt is likely up to their ears in a plenitude of homegrown produce, and this overabundance can daunt the timid. … Continue reading

Posted in Classical and Eurotrashical, Dessert, Downhome, Epic Undertakings, Fruit, Hunted / Gathered, Pork, Potent Potables, Puttin' Up, Seafood, Small Bites, Under Pressure, Vegetables, Vegetarian-ish | 19 Comments

Elk Chili

I have the good fortune of having been born into a family of prolific hunters (read: unemployed men with guns).¬† My dad uses this as currency, bartering venison for visits with his grandson. He can never simply tell me he … Continue reading

Posted in Beans and Pulses, Downhome, Hunted / Gathered, One Pot Wonders, Soup, Under Pressure | 25 Comments

Jarhead

Summer: that time of year when we industrious ant-types toil and moil while our carefree grasshopper-type counterparts chirp and sing. As our blas√© friends go rafting and camping, we busily tend our crops, gather from the excesses of others and … Continue reading

Posted in Epic Undertakings, Puttin' Up, Under Pressure, Vegetables | 14 Comments

Pulled pork tacos

Yes, delicious pork tacos. But first, indulge me for a minute while I embark on some quick link-dropping and tangent-going, and don’t you dare pull a tl;dr on me. I never write any more. You’ll get to the photos soon … Continue reading

Posted in Fast Food (not that kind), Latino, Pork, Sammiches, Soapbox, Under Pressure | 21 Comments

Beef Pot Roast

Oh my toe-curling god, am I ever loving my pressure cooker right now. Pot roast, in an hour (well, 90 minutes counting prep). Are you fucking kidding me? Believe it or not, I am still somewhat a n00b when it … Continue reading

Posted in Beef, Comfy, Under Pressure | 15 Comments

Feijoadas grandes

Last summer I was totally knocked up and not good for much. Thank god I still had the presence of mind to a) grow a vegetable garden that included scarlet runner beans and b) utilize some of October’s nesting instinct … Continue reading

Posted in Beans and Pulses, Latino, One Pot Wonders, Pork, Puttin' Up, Under Pressure | 24 Comments