Month: July 2009

The Bacon Belt

One of my least favorite fashion trends in the U.S. is the muffin top. You know, when your jeans get a little too tight, but instead of giving them to Goodwill you just keep rocking them and add a slightly-too-short t-shirt to emphasize your tummy’s accomplishment? I see it less and less, but a couple of years ago I could have sworn someone was actually selling the concept to teens. Half the girls on State Street were sporting muffin tops, and I spent a lot of time shaking my head. I’m not saying I’ve never spilled over the top...

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Bacon Soap

You know how when one vampire movie (or zombie movie, or movie about Truman Capote) comes out, suddenly there are one or two others within the next 12 months? Like, everyone had this great idea right around the same time for some weird reason? Well, apparently bacon-scented soap is an idea whose time has come. We begin with a new product from Cindy at Soapourri. She has a variety 3-pack of Man Soap (scroll down a bit), including not only bacon, but also rum & lime (yum) and Dirty Boy, which includes coffee grounds, pumice and the scent of motor oil! Super...

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Historic Home for Sale…Must Love Bacon

Bacon lovers in the Bellingham, Washington area, have I got a home for you. The historic Bacon Home has been standing for more than 100 years, and now it can be yours! Actually, it’s a gorgeous house in my second-favorite state. If only I had a million dollars to spare! Thanks, Mykie, for keeping us posted on all the lastest in Bacon real...

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Homemade Chicharrones

I’m sure you’ve all heard of chicharrones. Also known as pork rinds or cracklin’s and often sold in liquor stores with a small packet of hot sauce, these puffy pig fat treats are a mere shadow of the real thing. If you’re lucky, you’ve got a good authentic Mexican restaurant in your town where you can get a fresh fried chicharrone, possibly with some actual pork skin. If you’re brave, you might even try making them yourself. While technically not bacon, this Latin American treat is closely related enough for me to justify talking about it here. Last week...

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Bacon Caramels

A reader named Chrissie sent me a link to this recipe for Bacon Caramels, and I cannot thank her enough. Although I’ve never made candy, and I know it can be tricky, I think we’ll give these a try for Bacon Day 2009. They just look too divine. If you’re looking for a good recipe site, especially one with lots of lavish sweets and detailed techniques, Not Without Salt is a great...

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Real Bacon for Dogs

Hi everybody! It’s been a while; We moved to a new house and I’ve been busy securing its borders, making the possums an offer they couldn’t refuse, if you know what I mean. I’m still swamped with trampling the flower beds and tasting the variety of greens around the house, but I just had to speak up about a new product. Boss Hogg’s Bacon Pet Treats are AMAZING! Basically, it’s small pieces of real bacon that have been jerkeyfied for a little extra chewiness. I could practically smell it through the packaging! Of course my roommates teased me relentlessly...

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Independence Bacon

I know the 4th of July was almost a week ago, and that by posting a week late I seem deeply ungrateful for my many liberties, but that popcorn post was really important. Plus? I was too hungover on Sunday night to prepare a real post for Monday. Sue me. Our holiday was super fun-filled and friend-packed and started, appropriately, with a mountain of bacon. The soon-to-be-newlywed Therese and Murray threw a smashing brunch at their new house. Honestly, how two people can have just moved into a new house, be planning a wedding, and still host a party...

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Bacon Popcorn Paradise

I have to start this post with two apologies. First, I apologize to the Paradise Island Gourmet Popcorn company. We were remiss in sampling your product. Second, I apologize to our readers, for not getting the word out sooner about this delicious treat! I hope this review will earn us a measure of forgiveness. Naseem and I were both pretty excited about Paradise Island popcorn when they first contacted us. They thought we might like to try their bacon popcorn, and a few other intriguing flavors, such as strawberry, pineapple and cinnamon. Last weekend we were finally able to...

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Bacon & Fireworks

I just love the 4th of July. I wish I could say it was because I’m so patriotic. Don’t get me wrong; I’m wildly grateful to live in America and truly enjoy the freedoms that come along with that privilege, but let’s be honest:I love having a day off to barbecue and hang out at the beach. Santa Barbara may be the greatest July 4th spot in the US. Not only is it a beautiful city, generally sunny and warm (not blazing hot) in July, but there are amazing free fireworks displays at our downtown beach and in nearby...

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Elegance

I love how there are flowers and cloth napkins on the table. And also…an entire bottle of Wild Turkey 101. The perfect meal for a special occasion. Or an awesome first date. Thanks,...

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