Thursday, January 1, 2009

Kitchen Resolutions for 2009

1. Make our own bacon
2. Make duck confit
3. Make duck fat french fries
4. Buy meat from local farmers
5. Get a cold smoker
6. Go to the farmer's market on non-CSA weeks
7. Grow our own garlic & brussel sprouts
8. Can produce to use in the winter, especially tomatoes

What are yours?


Stacey Snacks said...

I would like to make gravlax and also make my own pasta (can you believe I have never done that???).
Happy New YEar!

Debbie said...

Sounds like a lot of work,but on the other hand, I'm envious of your goals.
You go!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful goals! I am looking forward to reading your blog in 2009 :)

Nikki @ NikSnacks said...

I never thought I'd have kitchen resolutions, but it's a great idea. Thanks, kat. Here are mine: 1--explore raw foods 2--delve more into gluten free items 3--master 3 Chinese food dishes 4--join a CSA

Anonymous said...

Making your own bacon? I used to watch my Polish grandmother make her own sausage. That was enough.

Yes on the duck confit. Been there done that. Have the cholesterol tests to prove it.

Brussies? May be the one thing you can grow better in Minnesota than we can in Sonoma. Mine are fanning out like little lettuces because of a recent warm spell.

Good luck with all things Foodie in 2009!

Vicki said...

I'd love to cure some duck prosciutto, make my own pasta, make flan. Happy New Year!

Thistlemoon said...

I just want to continue on with what I did this year - making more of our staples at home instead of buying them at the store. I would also like to learn about canning and building a root cellar, even do some reading about sustainability and gardening.

Giff said...

I'm like Stacey - want to make my own pasta for one. Want to continue exploring vegetarian dishes as well -- I've been a serious carnivore lately now that winter has set in.

I also agree with Jenn about being more self-sufficient. Like in 2008 I purged store-bought hummus and have made my own ever since, and we're making our own bread now too. Need to find more places to do this.

Lori said...

One thing for sure I want to do this year is join a CSA! I have not done that. I must learn more about it.

That was a great idea and now I need to think of my kitchen goals.

LaFleur said...

Love your blog :)

Stephen Gross said...

We buy our beef in bulk from 1000 Hills in Northern Minnesota. They offer good pricing on mixed-bag bulk packages (around $6 per pound for steaks & so on). They have a 55-pound selection that just *barely* fits in a normal-sized freezer.

Keep up the good work! Love the blog!


Anonymous said...

It's all about the duck this year, huh? Never made duck confit before... Sounds like something I should try, too :)

Alicia Foodycat said...

Love the fizz picture!

I want a cold smoker too.

I agree about the canning tomatoes - but we will have to get some to ripen first! And I want to make pasta as well.

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