Pine Bark Bacon

Pine Bark Bacon: Natures Treat

Bacon doesn’t grow on trees. Right? Well maybe it does. I was reading a blog post on Survival Sherpa about uses for pine. It was a list of 13 things you can do with a pine tree. I got to the seventh one and my jaw hit the floor. Pine Bark Bacon. Wait what? Bacon from trees! Have I died and gone to heaven? How have I missed this fact? I knew that the pine tree has many edible parts. I enjoy drinking pine needle tea. I rely on it to keep me from getting colds every year. I also knew the inner bark was edible. I did not know about pine bark bacon though.

I knew the moment I read about pine bark bacon I would be eating it. Soon. Today Dave and I from Dual Homestead were debarking a pine tree. Using brush axes as bark spuds. No safety Sally’s I don’t want to hear about it. They did a great job as bark spuds. The whole time though I wanted a draw knife. Or my trusty Buck Hoodlum. With all the bark removed I peeled some of the inner bark off to bring home I came in the door kicked my boots off and starter frying the pine bark bacon. I was so excited to get to it.

Pine Bark Bacon
Pine Bark Bacon

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Bacon Cinnamon Roll

Bacon Cinnamon Roll

I love bacon. It’s not much of a confession seeing as everyone that knows me knows this. Every time anything with bacon in it shows up on the internet people will tag me on Facebook. There is a bacon cinnamon roll picture going around that I’ve been shown a million times now. The idea is to buy a cinnamon rolls in the can and unroll them put bacon in them and roll them back up. While I’m sure this is probably tasty I will never try it. I just don’t eat that crap not even with bacon. It did give me an idea though. Why bother even using the cinnamon roll, just make the whole thing from bacon. I figured it would be either delicious or disgusting. Well folks I’m your guinea pig so lets try this.

 

 

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Bacon Nuggets

Hormel Real Bacon Snackin’ Nuggets Jalapeno

Sometimes you see a product and think this has to be the greatest thing ever made. When I saw Real bacon Snack Nuggets and  in Jalapeno flavor my knees became weak. I have a deep love of bacon. It might be the most perfect food ever made. Jalapenos are up there too. Combining the two in a snack form…Pure genius. In theory anyway. Want to know how this perfect combination of flavors actually stacks up?

Bacon Nuggets
Bacon Nuggets

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Bacon! Or how I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Fat

I have a news flash. Fat is not bad nor does it (by itself) make you fat. Fat does not lead to obesity.  I know this. I have known this a long time, but it didn’t stop me from limiting my fat intake. I had been eating to many lean meats and was puzzled at my lack of weight loss. After some critical self analyzing I figured out the issue and have thus added it back. Let me share my love of fats with you.

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