Since I have started following the Primal Blueprint it has been one adventure after another in cooking. This year I have learned how to use the BBQ, I have learned how to use the broiler, and also I learned that the crock pot is the best invention ever.
Part of healing my body from my spider bite and now from fibroids involves using the best (chemical fee) ingredients I can. I feel so lucky that we have a garden and my parents are really generous to us and keep us stocked up an beef.
Just a short walk from my house is this little shop.
Isn't it cute? As it turns out ... there isn't a "Geezer" at all. It is really two sweet ladies that work there. They have natural and organic meats. Some of them are a bit more exotic than you can find at the super market. like bison burger and steak, venison, and elk. I saw that there was a pack of Ostrich jerky... no I didn't dare try it.
I settled instead on a nice big organic ham. I know those little oval shaped hams you can buy are not really meat they are more like glorified lunch meat. That's not what I wanted. I have cooked a spiral ham before and it turned out good but I wanted to splurge on something better.
This ham I got from the Geezer was not spiral cut but the girls told me how to cut a ham and sent me on my way.
The basic cooking instructions were the exact same. Heat the oven, put the ham in a roaster and pop it in the oven for a few hours. The first thing I noticed was that it had two bones in it not one like the spiral ham did. (they must remove it?)
I didn't want any glaze on it and I think it looks pretty.
The next thing I found that way different is the fat. They must remove the outside fat from the more processed hams because under the skin of this one was at least a half inch of fat. I was a bit worried when I saw that, but it came right of when I cut the ham. I just tossed it but I am sure there is some use for it. I do think it helped keep the ham nice and moist.
I'm learning lots of new things this year and it is kind of fun!