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How To Render Lard


Well these past few weeks have just been awfwonderful. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, that’s not a word. But you have to understand, the only way I could explain my feelings was simply to create a new one. Since I am the creator of this word I suppose I have to define it. Basically it’s when the majority of something that you do is so wonderful yet so crazy that you can’t decide whether you’re enjoying it or going moderately insane.

So far I’ve done two of my locations for my book tour and they went great but the planning for the rest is a bit sporadic. I’m working my hardest to contact the places that I want to go to but not all of them like to reply to me. I don’t take it personally, it’s just one of those predicaments you get set in whenever you email someone and cannot email anyone else about that subject until you get a response from the first person you emailed; which you have no clue whether or not they ever will. I didn’t know that send button could be so evil.

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How to make Ghee

How to Make Ghee from Slim Palate

I recently have been rather obsessed with using ghee for a lot of my higher heat cooking. Now I know the name ghee might sound odd or unusual but it’s actually just one of the many names forĀ clarified butter. Clarified butter is what you get when you seperate the milk solids and water from butter leaving only the pure golden butterfat. This allows you to cook at a higher heat for a longer period of time without having to worry about it burning. Because ghee is also just butterfat and mainly saturated it has a fairly high smoke point, making it quite useful for high heat cooking such as searing or roasting for a long period of time.


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