How to Make Venison Scrapple

Scrapple is a Pennsylvania Dutch food borne out of the need to use absolutely every scrap of an animal after it is butchered to feed a family or community with very limited resources. It is essentially a congealed loaf of cooked and ground pork scraps, cornmeal and spices (hungry yet?). The loaf is typically sliced into quarter inch slabs and fried until the outside is crispy…

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How to Make Fruit Shrubs

Shrubs are a great way to preserve fruit when you don’t have the time or energy for canning. It’s also suitable for fruit that’s a little past its prime that you wouldn’t want to can anyway. I often make shrubs with the tail ends of a fruit crop, or after a foraging trip where I managed to grab a few handfuls of berries but not enough for a major cooking project