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The Fun Junkie visits Lockeford Meat & Sausage
Lockeford Meat & Sausage is everything it should be: a purveyor of reasonably-priced high-quality meats displayed in a pristine glass case with product clearly marked to facilitate ease of browsing, ordering and payment. ... Bacon, tri-tip and a variety of jerkies are available, but it'd be sheer blasphemy not to try the sausage. From the moment I sank my teeth into my first bite of a Hawaiian Luau, my mind raced: Why haven't I tried this sooner? Why is Lockeford so far from Elk Grove? Where did these voices come from?
The casing provided a nice snap. What followed was a taste explosion of sweet and savory, highlighted by the caramelization of what I assumed was pineapple juice combined with brown sugar. Or, liquid heaven.
Read more: www.thefunjunkie.com
Awake at the Whisk makes "spinach dip or cilantro salsa"
This recipe is kid-tested. I made it with students in my food literacy class this week, hoping to inspire them to eat something a little bit healthier during the Big Game.
After telling me that this sounded "nasty," and that they didn't like green onions, every last kid gobbled this up and asked me for seconds. The teachers each ate second helpings, too. So, bring out the chips to dip this into. Or spread it on a fish taco. Or do what my husband does lick it up by the fingers-full!
Read more: awakeatthewhisk.com