Hogs 2024 – The Lineup

Market Commentary: Extremely challenging year to curate.  Started the earliest we ever had immediately after the conclusion of 2023 knowing the headwinds were prevalent. We’re still not finished.  Easily had the most offers we’ve ever had out.  This lineup has zigged and zagged like a hooked Sheepshead, but I’m excited where we have landed.  Buying… Continue reading Hogs 2024 – The Lineup

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Hogs 2023: The Lineup

I don’t think we could put together a better “Core Hogs Sound” line-up than what we have this year.  Every box is checked.  Every base is covered.  I’m never fully satisfied with any lineup, but once I listened thru the playlist a couple of times, I must say we got some great stuff here.  It’s a fantastic,… Continue reading Hogs 2023: The Lineup

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28: The Octopus Teacher

Slowly watching more documentaries. This film was invigorating and inspiring. I won’t add too much more as not to spoil. It’s worth the watch!

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27: Turkey and Andouille Gumbo

Now I’ve made some Gumbos in my life. But I’ve never been fully satisfied with them. I’ve had the roux break up several times. I’ve burned the roux. I’ve had the gumbo separate when plating. I’ve had it taste woefully bland. I think the issues I’ve had have all come from technique and the products… Continue reading 27: Turkey and Andouille Gumbo

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26: Turkey Stock

Being that my father had always made the turkey and kept the carcass, I had never made my own turkey stock. So I simmered what was left of the turkey for a few hours. Added some vegetables and herbs. The final product was a beautiful rich stock. Perfect for the next challenge: The Gumbo.

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Hogs 2022: The Lineup

Wow. What a process this was. The dreaded “supply chain issues” have made their way to live music touring acts as well. The microeconomic challenges were extremely fascinating, and I plan to expound on those at a later date. This was an emotional, arduous fight from the get-go…but we’re very excited with the final outcome.… Continue reading Hogs 2022: The Lineup

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25: Carving the Turkey

This was another task my father solely reserved. Being that I have trouble picking my own nose due to such problematic hand-eye coordination, carving a turkey has never been something I have jumped at the chance to do. But alas, your mighty protagonist’s day has come. And it was easy. I used a sawzall…kind of.… Continue reading 25: Carving the Turkey

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24: The Turkey

Brined and time to shine. I rough chopped onions, celery and carrots for the turkey to rest on in the roasting pan. I peppered the cavity then stuck one quartered onion and halved lemon in the cavity along with rosemary, thyme and sage. I then created an herb butter comprised of softened Irish Butter (as… Continue reading 24: The Turkey

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23: Turkey Gravy

Never made one. Never had a reason to. Made a lot of sausage and gravy but Turkey gravy involves a lot more steps and nuance. The night before Thanksgiving started I prepped the gravy to save myself some time and burner space the next day. I rough chopped a carrot, half of an onion, two… Continue reading 23: Turkey Gravy

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