Friday, May 4, 2018

  • Ingredients
  • 10 1/2 ounces sea salt / 300 g
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar / 60 g
  • 8 juniper berries, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns, crushed
  • 2 fresh bay leaves, torn
  • 1/2 teaspoon quatre épices
  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless pork belly, with skin / 1.2 Kg
  • Directions:
  • 1. In a small bowl, mix the salt, sugar, juniper berries, peppercorns, bay leaves, and quatre épices. Rub all the surfaces of the pork belly with the mixture. Sprinkle a thin layer of the salt mixture in a glass dish, and place the pork belly on top, skin side up. Sprinkle the pork with a little more of the salt mixture, setting aside any that remains. Cover the pork with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 days.
    2. Remove the pork from the refrigerator and pour off and discard any liquid in the dish. Turn the pork over and rub with the remaining salt mixture. Cover and refrigerate for another 2 days.
    3. Rinse all the salt mixture off the pork and dry well with paper towels. Wrap the pork in cheesecloth and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Thursday, April 26, 2018


  • 1 Cup Fine Ground Corn Meal
  • 1 Cup Self Rising Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Buttermilk (Milk with 2 tsp vinegar can be substituted)
  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Cup Butter, melted
  • 1/2 Cup Palmetto Cheese - Original, Jalapeno, or Bacon    
  • Oil for frying
  • Recipe 

  • In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix together.In a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients except for the Palmetto Cheese and Oil and mix those together.Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined.Mix in the Palmetto Cheese.Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.Add two tablespoons of the batter to the heated oil.When golden brown, flip over onto the other side and cook until golden brown. It's always good to test one take make sure they are completely cooked.
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    1864 Blog, Letter Home - MJR Ottot

    Dear Millicent,

                       The war has gone to hell. After the Union forced nearly one-third of us to surrender at Vicksburg everyone just about gave up. Every soldier left knows Lee is just grasping at straws, trying to save face. Are you guys ok? I heard that damn Sherman has been running through Georgia destroying everything in his path. I've never seen a more dishonorable move in warfare than attacking innocent civilians. Let me know as soon as you get to safety.


    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    blog post 2 (little late oops)

    I am reading the book columbine and it amazed me how wrong the media was. Any rumor or anything was reported in volume and most were remotely untrue. Media slip-ups kept spiraling and spiraling down seeming to get worse. Although the media slipped up the eventually got it right.

    Monday, April 16, 2018

    Michael sledge Black like me

    I think mr Griffins ettempt to change his skin color to find out about the other side of segregation will help open people’s eyes but will hurt Griffins reputation. I also feel like Mr Griffin should have changed his name especially since some one already noticed his name almost giving him away.

    Sunday, April 15, 2018

    Tripp White Blog post 2

         The main character of Invisible Man feels that world that surrounds him is racily diverse but racist because anyone that isn't white is treated poorly mainly the African Americans and there isn't that much being done about the problem yet so people just suffer and let things happen that shouldn't be happening because if they were to try to do anything to stop the racism they would be severely punished.

    Tripp White Blog post 1

         In the book Invisible Man the main character asks to deliver his speech but is forced to participate in a blindfolded battle royale against his fellow Negros. After this he is awarded the right to deliver his speech and ends up getting a scholarship to an all black college. During his first year he meets Mr. Norton, a founder of the school, and drives him around for a day. They decide to visit a man named Trueblood who tells a story. During the story Mr. Norton feels ill and the narrator rushes him to a bar to get a drink for him.