Tuesday 30 December 2014
Smoking and Slicing
I bought myself a new slicer and it arrived today
it is to replace my old worn out one that I have had for 20 years plus, this one is a bit more heavy duty and does the job just fine
I have been happily slicing up some more bacon, just in time as I used the last of what we had this morning.
I have another 3 lots of bacon to get sliced up and that will be packed and popped in the freezer.
I also treated myself to a Smoking Cabinet
I have been looking at various models for some time and have settled for this one
It is free standing, comes with racks, it has an electric element but you can also use it with hot embers or as a cold smoker, it also has a thermometer.
It all seems fairly straight forward to use, tomorrow I am going to set it up in the open barn and give it a run with some bacon.
We have had friends visiting for a couple of days, it was great to see them and spend time together, we even managed a bit of snow for them, weather wise it has been really good, dry and still although cold but that sunshine has been great.
Hubby has been building shelters for the Alpacas and I have been down in the cabin get even more stuff unpacked, I am becoming ruthless now and a lot of stuff is being disposed of, tomorrow the decorations are coming down all will be packed in plastic storage boxes and sent into the attic, as I am emptying plastic storage boxes in the cabin I am re-using them for re-packing anything that is going in the attic, I am not having cardboard boxes any more.
I did finally get round to ordering the garden tunnel today, I have been procrastinating over it, I keep looking at various sites and just couldn't decide which to have, anyway its now ordered and should be here in a few weeks, it wont be long before its time to get started with the growing season again, I must spend some time planning what we are going to grow and check what seeds I need.
We are eating our way through leftovers in the fridge at the moment, mainly cold meat and salad so no cooking for me at the moment.