How to Cook a Spiral Ham

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We have added instructions on how we recommend cooking our spiral hams this Easter.

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Deer Processing

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Country Smoke House was started from deer processing back in the 1990s. After all these years we still process deer and are Michigan’s Largest Deer Processor.  We offer a variety of specialty products that you can have your deer made into or you can get just the basic cut and take home.

Check out our Deer Processing Flyer! Hope to see your deer soon!

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Country Smoke House Snak Stix
Country Smoke House Snak Stix

Garden-Busting Roasted Tomato Sauce

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garden-veg-roasted-tomato-sauceIs the garden erupting with end-of-summer bounty? Are the piles of CSA vegetables taking over your fridge and kitchen counters? Are you feeling as lazy about canning as I am this summer? Well then, you’re in luck! This easy-peasy roasted vegetable tomato sauce solves all those problems and more, in addition to the perennial question, “What’s for dinner?

While I am slowly (oh-so-slowly) surfacing from my post-World Cup funk (two loonnnnggg years before qualifying for 2018 starts), I can’t quite seem to light a fire under my canning mojo. I’ve spent exactly one day canning since I got back from Brazil in early July, and I have to guess that farmer’s market revenue in my ‘hood is down this summer because I haven’t been there loading up on fruits & vegetables. And while I really, really need to preserve a whole lot of tomatoes…

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Beet Tops and Courgette Phyllo Tartlets {lower-carb, low-fat +vegan option}

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 beet tops and courgette phyllo tartletI didn’t scare you off with the beet tops, did I? Good. It’s just that with beets coming in thick and fast (with any luck), I’ve discovered that these brilliant, long-stemmed leaves can also be put to good use. And seeing as a one-cup cooked serving offers 220% of vitamin A, 60% of vitamin C, 16% of calcium, and 15% of iron I suppose it would be churlish not to. Wouldn’t it?

I haven’t always been so aware of their value. For years I have been willy-nilly hacking off the pretty red-veined leaves and composting them. This makes for very nutritious compost, I’m sure. But a few years ago I saw something on good old, much-maligned Twitter about using beet greens with pasta and, after a few plays around, I hit upon my own really quite delectable stir-fried beet green ‘sauce.’ Well, it isn’t quite a sauce, more of a topping. I will share it very…

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Who was dreading planting their garden this year in between all the rain, cold weather, or because it is just so much work?  What sort of produce has your garden gave you this year?  Here is a link to a website all about canning, which will preserve all that home grown food for the next up and coming winter, 

Country Smoke House we only purchase non GMO produce for sale to our loyal customers (that is why our price is a little higher then corporate stores). All our produce we purchase locally from farmers because we believe in supporting our local farmers with great product. 

Do you buy your produce or grow a garden?