Well, BBQ season is rearing it's head again, and BOY am I excited! This year, Ben and I are hosting a BBQ for all of the employees at my work. So keep an eye on the recipes section, for some awesome BBQ recipes and ideas for summer entertaining!
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Honey Mustard Glazed Ham
One HUGE ham, bone in
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp good quality grainy mustard
1/4 cup honey
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 bottle white wine
10 drops liquid smoke
1 can coca-cola or pepsi (optional but awesome)
Place ham in appropriately sized roasting pan.
Mix together all other ingredients and pour over ham.
You don't really need to preheat the oven if you don't think about it, because the ham cooks so slowly.
Cover ham with tinfoil or roasting pan lid.
Bake ham at 215 degrees for 30-48 hours, basting every hour or two during the day, once right before you go to bed, and as soon as you wake up.
If the liquid starts to dry up you can add more water, just pour it into the pan, and not on top of the ham until it has mixed with all the other ingredients on the bottom.
You want a good, dark coloured sugared crust on the ham!
Pair this ham with a nice Sauvignon Blanc, such as Kim Crawford, or Quail's Gate Chenin Blanc. The acidic, fruity notes cut the richness of the pork very nicely.
Ben and I were married on October 11 2012, at Tahiti Village Resort in Las Vegas, in the presence of family and friends. It was the happiest day of my life, and I cherish the memories that were made with loved ones.
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BBQing with friends and family.
All of the flowers opening up.
Sitting on the patio with an ice cold glass of wine.
Fresh berries ready to be turned into jam.
All of my favourite things are finally here!
My stepmum just picked up 2 HUGE flats of strawberries for Ben and I, and we just gorged ourselves for the last week! Starwberrry salads and strawberry glazed pork chops, and best of all, enough strawberry jam to last for the winter!
I can't wait to break into the homemade buns and jam! Jam cookies... jam tarts... jam buns... mmm!
Can you tell that I am a teeny tiny bit excited?
And my Godmother has this amazing little gooseberry bush beside her house that she lets me pick from. I love gooseberry jam, and the bush was so loaded with ripe berries! I only got enough to make one jar of jam though, the berries pop so easily that i find it tedious to pluck them all from these skinny little stems.
But amazing Jam nonetheless!
Summer is finally here!