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Pancakes With Fruit Flavored Vinegar?!?!??!!?!?

Published by dharold on April 9th, 2014

In the world of food and creating new taste sensations, one can’t be afraid to step out of the box. Smokehouse Glenn definitely did that today by introducing several fruit flavored balsamic vinegars to be used as toppings for – pancakes!

Toppings for Pancakes

Toppings for Pancakes

I am usually a traditional maple syrup and butter type of pancake eater. Glenn brought in three varieties of his fruit flavored balsamic vinegars – Maple, Blueberry and Strawberry. This morning when Glenn mixed up his pancake batter, he started off a new flavor twist by added some Butter flavored Olive Oil to the batter. The flavor infused extra virgin olive oils are intense. The pancakes alone contained a butter flavor that could be distinctively tasted just by sampling the cakes by themselves.

Pancakes with Blueberry Vinegar

Pancakes with Blueberry Vinegar

Now comes the moment when I have to step outside the box to see how pancakes would taste with vinegar as a topping. Strawberry was the first choice since that is one of my favorite fruits. The strawberry flavor was prevalent in the taste but it contained a bit too much acidic overture of my taste buds. Blueberry was next in line and I found that this flavor was highly concentrated with a delicious blueberry flavor with hardly any acidic aftertaste. Lastly was sampling the maple flavor; containing a hearty maple taste and also very little acidic aftertaste for the taste buds to deal with. All in all, I would say – Yes, it is palatable to eat pancakes with a fruit flavored balsamic vinegar successfully. One would have to pre-sample the particular flavor to use to gauge with particular flavor contained the least acidic taste that would be easy on the palate.

This week is the opening of Smokehouse Glenn’s new website, Upper Peninsula Olive Oils And Vinegars! Glenn has made his selection of 38 different flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars available for mail order shipping. Glenn has the perfect form inserts for his shipping boxes that will secure your purchase to be mailed to your home.Visit his new site and see what products will enhance your next meal or new recipe in your kitchen.

6 Bottles Fitted in Foam

6 Bottles Fitted in Foam

For those of us who are local, Smokehouse Glenn is only a trip to the Country Village in Ishpeming. 1040 Country Lane; call 485-4220!

Store hours are

M – Sat 10 to

6; Sundays 10 to

4 or call

485-4220!

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Pork Loin That’s Positively Tasty!

Published by dharold on March 27th, 2014

 Smokehouse Glenn presented a tasty flavor spin to pork this morning which will have you squealing for more! Today, Glenn took one of his Chairman Reserve pork loin roasts and gave it a flavor infusion. First, Glenn sprinkled the roast with a generous amount of his Ultimate Pork Chop and Roast Rub. Then he drizzled a combination of Ginger & Honey Balsamic vinegar along with Lemon Olive Oil.

Chairman's Reserve - Smokehouse Enhanced!

Chairman’s Reserve – Smokehouse Enhanced!

The vinegar has a light flavor combining some intense ginger along with a subtle hint of honey – extremely good. The olive oil has a fresh, concentrated infusion of lemon which interacts well with the ginger and honey tastes. A pork lover’s delight!!

 

Pork Roast with Flavored Oil & Vinegar!

Pork Roast with Flavored Oil & Vinegar!

Smokehouse Glenn has 38 different flavored oils and vinegars at his store AND he has a handy flavor matching program that will combine any particular flavored oil with another or with various balsamic vinegars that will flavor enhance any of your favorite or new recipes.

Glenn’s Test Kitchen has officially been initiated last weekend so now customers can look forward to cooking demonstrations and recipe sampling on the weekend; using his own product with recipes using his olive oils and vinegars.

Seasonings to Make Any Recipe Taste Great!

Seasonings to Make Any Recipe Taste Great!

 

It’s a definite must to stop in and visit Smokehouse Glenn to see, smell and taste the premium quality pork, beef, chicken and seafood available from the “Custom Cut” butcher of Ishpeming! Smokehouse Glenn is located in the Country Village, 1040 Country Lane; Store hours are M – Sat 10 to 6; Sundays 10 to 4 or call 485-4220!

Sample Sizes available in 38 flavors!

Sample Sizes available in 38 flavors!

 

 

 

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Dearborn Ham Gets Balsamized!

Published by dharold on March 20th, 2014

 Smokehouse Glenn experimented successfully this morning with two flavored balsamic vinegars that he added to Dearborn spiral sliced ham. Glenn experimented with two different flavored balsamic vinegars and came up with two distinct tastes for an already proven product – Dearborn ham!

Jazzed up flavored ham!

Jazzed up flavored ham!

Maple flavored and Pineapple flavored vinegars were drizzled over slices of Dearborn ham and warmed in the oven. Simple, flavorful and many tasty applications! Use this ham in a breakfast dish, a hot ham sandwich with mashed potatoes or as a party hor d’orve. You could also combine the maple and pineapple to make a glaze for pork chops, pork steaks or roasts.

Vinegars sold in three sizes!

Vinegars sold in three sizes!

 

The pineapple flavor was the more preferred choice over maple, personally, I’m more accustomed to family recipes that had pineapple rings and cherries on our whole ham than maple. However, I think the maple flavor would work well in a baked bean dish or possibly mixed in your pancake patter!

 

 

Smokehouse Glenn’s Open House went well this past weekend. Glenn featured several dishes also featuring his fruit flavored vinegars as toppings for ice cream. Now that his Test Kitchen is fully functional, the store will feature weekend cooking and sampling of various recipes using his store products. Stop in and taste the variety available from Smokehouse Glenn’s 38 different flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars. He also carries a variety of flavored sea salts and seasonings from The Salt Works and Salt Sisters.

Rice with Harissa olive oil

Rice with Harissa olive oil

 

Flavored with Red Apple vinegar and Chipolte Olive Oil

Flavored with Red Apple vinegar and Chipolte Olive Oil

 

Smokehouse Glenn is located in the Country Village, 1040 Country Lane; Store hours are M – Sat 10 to 6; Sundays 10 to 4 or call

485-4220!

 

 

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Oils & Vinegars Add Bold Flavor to Chicken

Published by dharold on March 13th, 2014

 This morning, Smokehouse Glenn brought in two varieties of his in-store chicken breasts with two different seasoning combinations! First, I sampled chicken breasts that were cooked in a combination of Serrano Honey flavored vinegar, Jalapeno vinegar and Cilantro & roasted Onion flavored olive oil. The other pan of chicken breasts were cooked in a blend of Cilantro & Roasted Onion flavored olive oil and Serrano Honey flavored vinegar! I am still amazed how each of these olive oils and vinegars capture such a distinct, robust flavor of their particular taste. Your favorite recipe will magnify its flavors ten fold with the use of Glenn’s new product line!!! You need to taste these flavors for yourself to appreciate their bold accent they ad to your meal.

Bold flavor to enhance your favorite recipe!

Bold flavor to enhance your favorite recipe!

Glenn's chicken has superb taste!

Glenn’s chicken has superb taste!

 

See Glenn about getting your Grobbel’s corned beef brisket for St. Patty’s Day!!! It’s won’t be a true celebration if ya don’t have great tasting corned beef!!

 

 

Smokehouse Glenn will officially launch the public unveiling of his “Test Kitchen” during his Open House at his store; Saturday, March 15th from 10 to 6! Stop in and watch as Glenn will actually be cooking dishes in the new Test Kitchen, using meats and assorted flavor infused oils, vinegars, sea salts and seasonings! Smokehouse Glenn’s entire store will be filled with the enticing aromas of these easy to make, home made dishes! You can even pick up copies of the recipes his will be cooking! You will enjoy sampling Glenn’s tasty dishes – do miss out on his goodies!

Sample sizes of oils & vinegars!

Sample sizes of oils & vinegars!

Glenn's Test Kitchen Items!

Glenn’s Test Kitchen Items!

 

Smokehouse Glenn is located in the Country Village, 1040 Country Lane; Store hours are M – Sat 10 to 6;

Sundays 10 to 4 or call

485-4220!

 

 

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Breakfast and Lunch Easy Dishes This Morning!

Published by dharold on March 6th, 2014

Smokehouse Glenn hit the office this morning with two recipes that tasted amazing and these recipe samples didn’t last long on my desk once these dishes were spotted.

Easy & Delicious!

Easy & Delicious!

Can't eat just one!

Can’t eat just one!

For a great tasting breakfast, let’s start with Glenn’s Frisky Frittata recipe. This scrambled egg dish used Glenn’s breakfast sausage sauteed in his Organic Garlic infused olive oil, eggs, salt and pepper, sliced sweet peppers, diced onions and a grated blend of Asiago and Parmesan cheeses. Real easy to make and very tasty! This dish could easily go along with hash browns, toast and fresh brewed coffee!

Breakfast Frittata with Infused Flavored Olive Oils

Breakfast Frittata with Infused Flavored Olive Oils

 

Thinking about lunch – try this Enchilada dish that is also delicious and easy to make with a few ingredients. Glenn browned one pound each of ground beef and turkey in a skillet with some of his Harissa infused and Cilantro /Roasted Onion infused olive oils. Add to the meat some cooked chopped onion along with ½ t of cumin and 1 ½ T chili powder; along with salt and 16 ozs. of tomato sauce. The pictures show how good theses dishes look but the final proof is in the TASTING – very delicious!

 

Tasty Enchiladas

Tasty Enchiladas

Speaking of tasting, Smokehouse Glenn will officially launch the public unveiling of his “Test Kitchen” during his Open House at his store; Saturday, March 15th from 10 to 6! Customers can come in on that Saturday and watch as Glenn will actually be cooking a dish in the Test Kitchen, using meats and assorted flavor infused oils, vinegars, sea salts and seasonings! Smokehouse Glenn’s entire store will be filled with the enticing aroma of an easy to make, home made dish! Stop in – sample then buy something that will drive your taste buds wild!

 

 

Smokehouse Glenn is located in the Country Village, 1040 Country Lane; Store hours are M – Sat 10 to 6; Sundays 10 to 4 or call 485-4220!

 

 

PS. Attention All Irishmen! Smokehouse Glenn’s shipment of Grobbel’s corned beef for St. Patty’s Day IS IN!! Ya can’t celebrate the day without great tasting corned beef – see Smokehouse Glenn for Grobbel’s corned beef!

 

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Seasoned Beef With Flavor Infused Oils – Mmmm!

Published by dharold on February 27th, 2014

 Smokehouse Glenn truly has a great store of premium grade beef, chicken, pork and seafood for area customers to choose from. Now that he had added his selection of 38 flavored infused extra virgin olive oils and flavored balsamic vinegars, your favorite recipes will taste even better when you add his products into the mix.Seasoned Beef w_oils

This morning, Glenn brought in a premium cut of sirloin steak that was marinaded in a blended combination of three oils – Cilantro & Roasted Onion, Jalapeno and Oregano flavored olive oils. Glenn initially said that he thought he want a little overboard with the flavoring but I didn’t think so. The beef captured all of the three oils’ flavors; most prominent were the cilantro, mild heat from the jalapeno and oregano. I make it a point to taste the oils individually before sampling Glenn’s final item and everyone of his olive oils are saturated with the distinct flavor each oil is infused with. Glenn is carrying a top grade of olive oil that will enhance every recipe they are use in. My favorite is the Harissa flavored oil!

 

3 Oils for beefSmokehouse Glenn also has an assortment of flavored sea salts from Salt Sisters and The Salt Works that are also out of this world flavorful, enhancing every dish they are used in.

 

Stop in to see all of Glenn product line this evening at the Negaunee-Ishpeming Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Open House from 5 to 7 p.m.. There will plenty to sample from Glenn’s products – you won’t be disappointed!

 

Smokehouse Glenn is located in the Country Village, 1040 Country Lane; Store hours are M – Sat 10 to 6; Sundays 10 to 4 or call 485-4220!

 

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Pork Chops and Home-Made Slaw Hit the Spot!

Published by dharold on February 19th, 2014

Smokehouse Glenn continues to demonstrate the numerous cooking condiments he stocks in his store that provide his customers with unending recipe variations.

Today, Glenn made a marinade for the boneless pork chops he cooked this morning. The marinade recipe consisted of Red Apple Balsamic Vinegar, Chipotle Olive Oil, Sea Salt and sugar. The boneless pork chops were marinaded overnight in the marinade mixture then simply pan fried. The marinade almost turned into a glaze that coated the pork with a deliciously sweet flavor; having an ever so slight twang from the chipotle olive oil.

Boneless Pork Chop sliced

Boneless Pork Chop sliced

The home-made cole slaw was flavored with a dressing mixture consisting of Cilantro & Roasted Onion Olive Oil, Serrano Honey Specialty Vinegar, sugar, Sea Salt and mayo. I have never tasted a better flavored slaw dressing; don’t be fooled by the Serrano in the vinegar! The honey made a great off-set to the pepper flavoring and the taste was sensationally sweet! This is a great change from the routine flavoring the conventional recipe tastes like!

Glenn's Home-made Slaw

Glenn’s Home-made Slaw

With all the flavored sea salts, seasonings, olive oils and balsamic vinegars available from Smokehouse Glenn, your meals and favorite recipes will never taste boring! Glenn is also offering a great gift deal for his customers. If you have someone who loves to cook, stop in and purchase several bottles for oil vinegar or both. Give the empty bottles and the gift recipient can stop into Glenn’s store and select the flavors they would like to cook with! Smokehouse Glenn is very accommodating to your palate – that’s why he’s known as your “custom cut butcher!”

Marinaded Pork and Home made Cole Slaw

Marinaded Pork and Home made Cole Slaw

Smokehouse Glenn is located in the Country Village, Ishpeming across from Cinema V Theaters and Ace Hardware. Store hours are M – Sat 10 to 6; Sundays 10 to 4 or call 485-4220!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Turkey Jerky With All The Flavor You Want!

Published by dharold on February 12th, 2014

 Smokehouse Glenn brought in three flavors of his own home made Turkey Jerky; Teriyaki, BBQ and Cajun. There are definite flavor differences between each of these choices. Teriyaki has a sweet flavor to it; BBQ has a gentle smoky flavor to it and Cajun will definitely have your taste buds perked up with a spicy zing!

Teriyaki Turkey Jerky

Teriyaki Turkey Jerky

 

Whether making jerky from beef or turkey, the process is basically the same. When making his turkey jerky, Glenn will use turkey tenders. Turkey renders less of a chew quality to the jerky as does the beef jerky that has more chew factor; ladies usually appreciate less of the chew factor coming from turkey jerky.

BBQ Flavored Jerky

BBQ Flavored Jerky

 

 

Glenn has now made buying his balsamic vinegars and olives oils so easy for his customers that might be thinking about giving his delicious items as gifts. Since there are at least 38 different flavors of olive oil, Glenn will sell you a tagged bottle that will be given as a gift and the bottle can be brought in to be filled with whatever flavor they desire.

The next time you’re planning a meal where you want to treat yourself to something extra special, stop in and see your “custom cut butcher” for any of your beef, pork chicken or seafood selections. You will find an assortments of seasonings and flavored sea salts that will enhance your recipe ten fold!

Cajun Flavored Turkey Jerky

Cajun Flavored Turkey Jerky

Stop in and visit the expanding layout at Smokehouse Glenn located in the Country Village, Ishpeming. across from Cinema V Theaters and Ace Hardware. Store hours are M – Sat 10 to 6; Sundays 10 to 4 or call your “custom cut butcher” at 485-4220!

 

 

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Cold Weather Invites Some Great Tasting Chili Inside Today

Published by dharold on February 5th, 2014

 What better dish to cook for a cold Wednesday morning but home -made chili from Smokehouse Glenn. Today, Glenn gave us a taste of one version of chili with ingredients from his store.

Home-made chili for a cold day!

Home-made chili for a cold day!

 

Starting with his own fresh ground beef, Glenn used his Seasoning Salt when browning the meat for the recipe. Several other ingredients used in this recipe were Italian stewed tomatoes, a small can of Spicy V-8, Bush’s Chili Beans AND of course, Glenn’s Ultimate Chili Seasoning! Mmmm! Nothing beats a good tasting serving of home-made chili, especially on a cold day!

Glenn's Secret Ingredients Can Be Yours!

Glenn’s Secret Ingredients Can Be Yours!

 

 

A vast assortment of spices, seasonings, flavor infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars PLUS the freshest in beef, pork, chicken and seafood await you at Smokehouse Glenn’s! For your next dinner planning, stop in and talk with Glenn for recipe suggestions and seasoning ideas for your favorite family recipe. Glenn, your “custom cut butcher” has meal planning recipe ideas that make your next main dish a hit with those that will be partaking!

Boy, is this good!

Boy, is this good!

 

 

Visit Smokehouse Glenn located in the Country Village, Ishpeming; across from Ace Hardware and Country Cinema V. Store hours are M – Sat 10 to 6; Sundays 10 to 4 or call 485-4220!

 

 

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Smokehouse Glenn Makes Breakfast!

Published by dharold on January 29th, 2014

The great thing about a meat market is that meat is the basis of every meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner. Smokehouse Glenn decided to show us how well his home-made sausage works for a breakfast casserole dish.

Today, Glenn brought in two variations of a family breakfast casserole dish using two different sausages – his breakfast and his chorizo sausage. One casserole was made with Glenn’s breakfast sausage cooked in his Upper Peninsula Olive Oil flavored Wild Mushroom & Sage. The balance of the dish consisted of scrambled eggs mixed with mushroom soup, sliced mushrooms poured over a baking pan layered with croutons; topped with shredded cheddar cheese.

Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Casserole

The second casserole variation had home-made chorizo cooked in chipotle infused olive oil, the remainder of the recipe is the same as the first. Both dishes were delicious; my taste leans more to the chorizo recipe because of the added spicy taste yet both are easy to make and would be a great dish in the morning to serve for the family.

 

chorizo & chipotle infused olive oil

chorizo & chipotle infused olive oil

 

 

 

Currently, Smokehouse Glenn has 37 different varieties of flavor infused olive oils. I had mentioned in last week’s post, balsamic vinegar is not the same any more – there are a number of flavor varieties to select from these days.. Just like the vinegars sold at Smokehouse Glenn, there are different flavored oils. Glenn even has 5 varieties of plain olive oil from different types of olives. With that much variety, these flavors will expand your favorite recipes with numerous flavor combinations!

 

breakfast suasage & mushroom oil

Don’t forget, Smokehouse Glenn has meats that will boost your Super Bowl party celebration. From snack sticks, summer sausage to cheeses, brats and coney dogs, stop in and pick up your favorites before the Big Game!

Casserole sample

Casserole sample

 

 

Smokehouse Glenn is located in the Country Village, Ishpeming across from Cinema V Theaters and Ace Hardware. Store hours are M – Sat 10 to 6; Sundays 10 to 4 or call 485-4220!

 

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