Month: February 2009

Blue Ribbon Baconfest

Not to disparage the fine state of Iowa, but I’ve never had the compulsion to go there. I’ve probably driven through it on one of my family’s many road trips across the country, but I can’t say I remember anything about it. So why, now, do I wish I had a weekend pass to Des Moines? One word: BACONFEST! This one-day party only started last year, but it must have been a smash. Of the 300 tickets that were available to this Saturday’s event, there are zero left. So even if you decided to make a mad dash for...

Read More

The gift of bacon

Faithful reader Chrissy recently sent me a link to an etsy artist with a healthy appreciation for food, including our favorite meat. As you can see here, Nicodemusgreen thinks “bacon is like a little hug from god.” For me, it’s a gentle reminder to be thankful for the simple pleasures in life, and I couldn’t agree more. I often think of the wonder of living in America in this day and age, when I have access to nearly every type of food from every region of the world. Unlike past (and a number of present tribal) cultures, I am...

Read More

Lazy Weekend Recipe

When my husband is out of town (which is often) I get lazy about a lot of things. For instance, all the shoes I wear in about a 2 week period end up in the living room because I can’t possibly expend the energy to put them away. Apparently they end up in train formations. Man, I need to update my fashion; I’ve been wearing low-top Cons for about 20 years now. Anyhow, I also have a hard time cooking anything of interest unless I invite friends over for dinner. Which, clearly, I am too lazy to do. So Friday night...

Read More

The Bacon Lady

A couple of my friends like to joke about becoming “Crazy Cat Lady,” that old woman who has 2 dozen cats roaming her home with names like Mittens and Uncle Albert, and little bowls of milk all over the floor, piano and stairs. My mom is another form of cat lady — the kind who constantly gets cat-related gifts because she likes cats. Every birthday, Mother’s Day and Christmas she gets a new book, calendar, figurine or card featuring cats, whether she wants it or not. I myself am guilty; I bought her Dewey for Christmas, but only because...

Read More

Wintery, bacony soup

I don’t know what the weather’s like where you are, but in Santa Barbara we’re having an actual winter! Rain! Temperatures in the 50s! I know that sounds mild to lots of people, but I swear I’ve never been so cold for so long since moving here. If you are from one of the even more wintery places in the world, here’s a great cozy soup recipe to warm you up! Sweet Potato, Paprika and Bacon Soup Ingredients: 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 3 tbsp olive oil 8�slices bacon, diced (reserve about 2 slices, finely...

Read More

Bacon Pride

Do you love bacon? Really? Are you sure? Because if you’re not wearing a t-shirt or in some way physically sporting your devotion, I’m not sure I can buy it. That’s why I’m so proud of our reader, Nick, who is clearly determined to show us all up with his bacon license plate. Assuming it’s really his…Nick, is this really your plate? Anyway, Nick or some New Yorker is cruising around, showing the world how he feels, and I’m super jealous. I wonder if this plate is already taken for California. In other news, the folks at SOT have...

Read More

Bacon as Yarn

I can’t tell you how often I almost start my posts with the word “wow.” I write it and then erase it thinking, “you can’t say that every day.” And yet while adventuring through the world of bacon, I often think it…WOW! Yesterday was no different. Naseem sent me a link to The Bacon Knit, a crazy piece of handicraft accomplished with chopsticks. This is taking the bacon scarf to a whole new level. Its creator, Wing, is clearly a genius of either the creative or evil variety, I can’t tell...

Read More

Bacon Science Theater 3000

So this was what I was trying to write about a week ago when my world crashed around me. And maybe you’ve already heard it, but I still call it news. For those of you out there who are Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans, you’ll be thrilled to know that Mike Nelson, human star of the series, is one of us. Yes, he’s a bacon freak who’s willing to go the extra mile. How will he do that, you ask? By eating NOTHING BUT BACON FOR A MONTH. Did I say that loudly enough? Because I was mentally shouting...

Read More

We’re Back!

So this isn’t an official post, but I wanted to let you know we’re more or less back. I thought the world as I knew it had ended, but in fact it was only broken. Hooray! See you tomorrow!

Read More

Technical Difficulties

Sorry, gang, I’m having severe technical difficulties which I hope to have resolved soon. To make matters worse, my work computer is also ailing, so I don’t even have a backup plan. Hope to be back soon!

Read More

How many times a week do you eat bacon?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...