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I have made an extremely critical decision about my love life.  (Or the lack thereof.)

Of which I feel the need to inform you – my most captivated and voyeuristic audience.

I have decided that I am going to join JDate (a dating website primarily for Jewish individuals).

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When I tell people this, (and I have only told approximately three people), they are usually quite enthusiastic.  Until about midway through the conversation when they pause and say, “Um, wait.  But you’re not Jewish are you?”

And that is really the crux of the problem now isn’t it.

You see.  For as long as I can remember (and wow I can’t believe I am going to admit this to the world wide web at large).  I have had a “thing” for Jewish guys.

It’s certainly weird.  And certainly undeniable. You can ask any of my friends.  We’ll be out at a bar and the guy who I end up being most attracted to is the one whose last name happens to be Cohen or Berkowitz.  Go figure.

(My ex-boyfriend’s mother is probably reading this laughing hysterically right now (Hi Sandy!).  Saying, “Oh so THAT’S why such a nice little Italian girl dated my son for four years.  Yes, the world makes sense now.  Although her son is actually a really good guy.  So that also contributed.)

(No really.  She does actually read my blog.)

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Anyway, so yes.  JDate.

But I am not Jewish.

But, as I learned recently when I did some research on the subject (a much better alternative than spending your time learning all of nerves in the head and neck, I’ll have you know), you do not have to be Jewish to go on JDate.  They even have a little box that you can click if you’re not.  So as soon as this excruciatingly hard part of my coursework is over in November.  That’s what I’ll be doing.

My mother will be extremely happy.  She actually really likes the idea of me finding a nice Jewish husband.  So long as she gets to be a young grandmother, that is.  A little factoid that she reminds me of every time we talk on the phone.

Which may or may not be why I only call her once a week.

Anyway, before I embark on this little endeavor of mine.  I decided that it’s best to really appreciate pork while I still have the chance.

And by pork.  I mean bacon.

Hence this dish.  Ohio creamed corn.  With bacon.

Although, is it really Ohio creamed corn if the corn was grown in New York?  Eh, semantics.

Don’t get all meshuggina on me.

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So I’m going to be honest and say that I didn’t really love this.  At all.  Maybe I don’t like creamed corn.  Maybe I don’t like the combination of bacon with lime and cilantro.  I can’t really say.

I ended up just eating the bacon out of it.  Because that seemed like the healthy thing to do.  But I know that Kim of Stirring the Pot really enjoyed it, so I have a feeling it’s just me. As you can tell from this post, I have very strange taste.  So take it with a grain of salt.

Ohio Creamed Corn with Bacon
Serves 4-6, adapted from Symon’s Live To Cook

5 ears of corn (thankfully I got some of the last of the Farmer’s Market corn!)
1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 pound bacon, cut into 1-inch strips
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 recipe of corn stock
1/2 cup creme fraiche
(1 tbsp unsalted butter – Symon calls for this, but I didn’t use it)
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
grated zest of one lime

1. Cut the kernels from the cobs and set the kernels aside.  Use the cobs to make the corn stock.

2. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat.  Heat the tsp of olive oil.  Add the bacon and cook until crisp and brown, and until the fat is rendered, about five minutes.  Add the onion and sweat it for about 45 seconds. Add the garlic and continue to cook, stirring, for another 30 seconds.  Add the reserved corn and the salt and cook for 2 minutes.

3. Pour in the corn cob stock and bring to a simmer.  Cook until the liquid reduces to approximately 1 cup, about 10 minutes.  Add the creme fraiche and simmer until the mixture begins to thicken, about 3 minutes.  (Stir in the butter, if using.)  Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cilantro and lime zest.  Season with salt if needed before serving.

This is my submission to Symon Sundays hosted at Veggie By Season and also to this week’s Weekend Herb Blogging which is being hosted by Chris of Mele Cotte.

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100 Responses to Ohio Creamed Corn with Bacon

  1. Pam says:

    Good luck with the dating! I can’t believe you didn’t like this, I haven’t tried it yet, but I have to say it has all the button pushing ingredients for me!

  2. You know what, I’ve never tried creamed corn. Looks and sounds good though, creamy, bacony..yum! good luck with the search =)

  3. Faith says:

    Thanks for sharing this with us even though it wasn’t one of your favorites! I actually don’t think I’ve ever had homemade creamed corn…sounds delicious with the smoky bacon!

  4. this corn looks totally gorgeous! and i love that you like Jewish guys! I have a few cousins you are welcome to meet!!

  5. You little Shiksa you… All you need is a shegetz and you don’t need to give up pork…

    Wonder if there is a box to check for that.

    Glad to see you have given up Tofu in your quest to improve your dating life.

  6. Do it!! I met my boyfriend on jdate almost 3 years ago! Good luck!

  7. What’s not to love about corn and bacon? 🙂 Good luck finding your Jewish man! I’d imagine you’d have plenty of pickins at school, but why not Jdate too?

  8. girlichef says:

    ha ha ha ha ha- mazel tov! I remember thinking this sounded good when I had the book…I like all of those flavors together, so I think it’d be a yes from me…looks gorgeous, anyway!

  9. Dawn says:

    Well it LOOKS really good. At least you got to eat the bacon out of it. Good luck with your Jewish-Boy dating endeavors!

  10. Kim says:

    “I ended up just eating the bacon out of it. Because that seemed like the healthy thing to do.’ – thanks for the good laugh this morning:)

    This recipe did go over well at my house, but corn (in any form) is one of the only vegetables that the whole family loves. The recipe really does have a lot going on with it, so I can see how it wouldn’t be a favorite for some. I guess that’s the danger in cooking with big flavors. You either love it, or don’t.

    Good luck with Jdate. Do you think there’s a site dedicated for redheads only? LOL – I probably would’ve enjoyed that in my twenties.

    Thanks for the shout out!

  11. Mo Diva says:

    shame… it looks really good. i will say that im not a huge fan of citrus flavors in savory dishes but i do love me some corn and bacon together. ohh la la.
    speaking of ohhla la.. guess who jst got a kitchen aid stand mixer. thats right! this girl! ::dances::

    and i joind OK Cupid… im just not really doing much with it. LOL Maybe i should try Jdate… i love me some jewish boys

  12. Amy says:

    My parents are still perplexed how their two daughters, raised by two Jewish parents, would both end up marrying Irish Catholics. But they got awesome SILs (and awesome grandchildren) out of the deal, so they laugh about it. I’m also convinced that Paul was Jewish in his last life, so it balances out.

    JDate could be fun. For you. More importantly, for your readers. The stories you’ll have. Oy! And hey, you don’t have to limit yourself to the Kosher ones. (I’d actually advise against it – they’re a little nutty.) That way you can have your Jewish fella and Bacon too 😉

    Can’t figure out what didn’t work with this Creamed Corn. All the ingredients sound like would marry well. Like a Jew and an Italian…ah, I couldn’t resist.

  13. Big Dude says:

    Good luck with the dating. I’ve found that no matter how good a recipe sounds, or what others have said, it just may not suit my taste.

  14. elra says:

    I honestly never made cream corn before, I know I left behind huh ? it looks scrumptious !

  15. sra says:

    There have been a few blogged dishes I couldn’t bring myself to finish! 😀

    You would give up pork if JDate worked? 😀 Why don’t you do what some (only a few, mind you) vegetarians in India do? They keep separate vessels to make egg and meat so that there’s no contamination! 🙂

  16. This is MY kind of corn dish! Looks great!

    Good luck with the J Date thing. I am not Jewish but have Jewish friends who have said only good things about that site!

    Good luck girl! Jewish and Italian go well together anyway! YUM!

  17. Eliana says:

    Gotta love moms with no filter. When my mom called me this passed weekend to wish me a happy 30th birthday she said “I wish you much health, love and happiness and a baby by the time you turn 31!!!”

  18. Luigi says:

    I need glasses, I kept reading “com” instead of “corn”. I almost googled com to find out what it was.

    Can’t believe your single Joanne, I am genuinely surprised. Good luck with the dating site, be careful with meeting people though! Daytime first dates, and tell people where your going!
    Not everyone is as trustwhorthy as Italians you know! lol.

  19. Victoria K. says:

    You’re so funny (and not weird at all). I actually have a thing for Jewish guys as well, haha. I just tend to be attracted to them, against all planning, it happens. Good luck 🙂

  20. Kristin says:

    Just make sure that the guy really is Jewish and not someone just looking for a Jewish lady otherwise you two could have a problem. If you are going to go out with a bacon bang this is surely the way to go. This looks 100 times better than that canned stuff you buy in the stores.

  21. Sippity Sup says:

    This is a great rendition of a classic recipe. Good luck with jdate. I personally know people who have found real happiness thru that site. GREG

  22. Pam says:

    You never fail to bring a smile to my face. Looking forward to hearing about all your fun dates from jdate.

    I am loving this recipe – everything is better with bacon.

  23. Shanon says:

    it is 100% amazing that you are doing jdate and that you posted a recipe that you dont even like and tied it to the fact that you possible have bad taste. haha. i love that.

  24. Simple and elegant dish. I probably would omit the bacon part of it. I am weight watching.

  25. So funny! Though I know you’re being for real about the JDate thing, the way you write about it really amused me. Good luck finding a nice Jewish guy! Though you may end up being surprised . . . I always thought I would marry a tall blond Protestant, and I ended up marrying a dark-haired Catholic on the shorter side of the spectrum. =) And though different than what I expected, after 9 years together and 5 years married, I’m wildly happy with him.

  26. Katerina says:

    Why only Jews only, why excluding all the other religions? My advice is just be flexible. I love the bacon/corn combo.

  27. Go on and join. Join now. 🙂 Then make him creamed corn.

  28. Satya says:

    i love creamd corn ..ur dish looks so delicious

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

  29. Deborah says:

    You are too funny. I would never be able to give up pork, so more power to you!! I say try the recipe again another day. I had a corn salad recipe from Ina Garten that everyone raved about. But when I tried it – eh. So maybe your corn was having an off day.

  30. Pam says:

    Too funny. Good luck with the Jdate! Hope you marry soon for your mom’s sake. This corn dish sounds great to me!

  31. Mari says:

    Lol I am like wait hold up…you are italian lol…you totally confused me lol

    so the other day I was looking through my blog and it has been WAY too long since we have seen eachother

  32. Christy says:

    I get all vaklempt thinking of your mom as a young grandmother – good luck with Jdate! And I think I would only eat the bacon too.

  33. Ooooo…What a beautiful bowl of corn.I really enjoyed the read..I know little bit more about you nw 🙂

  34. nico. says:

    This dish looks really good, but I don’t think that I’ll be able to find corn this late in the season.

    Good luck with Jdate! I really can’t believe you’re single; you must be much more selective than you let on.

    And in regard, to the grilled cheese truck: you don’t need one in NYC! Just get some nutella and mascarpone and bananas and make your own! I am honestly a little bit nervous about bringing these ingredients into my kitchen due my historical lack of self control, but I am sure you can handle it.

  35. Simply Life says:

    maybe it’s a sign that you didn’t really like the meal; that means you won’t miss it after you meet your Jewish sole mate 🙂

  36. Two things…

    1. The meal looks like something i would love.

    2. Though I did not end up with a Jewish man, I had the same ongoing mystery attraction. Don’t know what it is, but it’s more common than you might think. OH! And I met MG through the internet (though not a dating site), so I’m all for it! Keep us informed! 🙂

  37. I feel sad that you made creamed corn and didn’t like it. I’m so very fond of creamed corn. Maybe it was just the mix of all the additions here. Don’t give up on creamed corn though!

  38. I actually know two couples who met on JDate. One couple is married and the other is engaged! So seeing their success, I’m all for it whether or not you’re Jewish.

    Why is it called Ohio creamed corn? I don’t get it. Does Ohio make a lot of corn? Are they the “Idaho’s potatoes” of corn? I just don’t get it. But I love creamed corn so I suppose it doesn’t matter.

    Boy is in the city next block starting Monday. It appears you are quite busy but perhaps I’ll go visit him and see you instead? Yeah? YEAH? Btw, I caved and bought buns for the pork belly bc my yeast was not cooperating (tried it 3 times and the suckers wouldn’t rise). But they were delicious anyway! Hard not to be when you’re basically eating a mouthful of fat.

  39. Alisa says:

    Hmm, my parents probably would have been pleased if I found a nice Jewish boy too. But … they’ve happily settled for a tech-y Canadian – he does fix their computers for them so I think it was a fair compromise.

    Have to be honest, I’m with you on that recipe. Definitely not one going into my to-try list – particularly with the whole cilantro thing. But, I think I have enough of you recipes bookmarked already so I won’t call it a loss!

  40. Ameena says:

    I think it’s so funny that you have a thing for Jewish guys…I had a thing for tall Asian men and yet I married a 5’8″ Pakistani guy. Go figure.

    This recipe would be fabulous without the bacon too! You’ll just have to revise not sacrifice. 🙂

  41. Joanna-stein! I am not partial to cilantro so nix it from everything. I do love corn. I do love bacon. So this may be a keeper.

  42. aipi says:

    corn is my favorite..and corn when creamed is even better..looks fantastic!

    US Masala

  43. Chef Bee says:

    Was married to a jewish guy who didn’t want to be for 28 years. Cooking pork was my contribution in his defiance. Maybe you will catch a rebel and get the jewish guy but still cook lots of pork. Recipe looks great.

  44. Velva says:

    I know a lot of great Jewish guys that eat pork rinds. I look forward to your posts in November when you register for the Jdate-I see some more good blog posts coming our way.

    I like creamed corn usually when someone else makes it. I love the addition of bacon, lime and cilantro. Definitely makes for an interesting flavor combination.

    Velva

  45. Shannon says:

    Two things…

    First, I’m reading the last comment as I prepare to write mine and I just saw “I know a lot of great Jewish guys that eat pork rinds”. Maybe I’m taking it out of context, but that’s one of the most awesome lines I’ve heard today.

    Second, I’m glad you ate the bacon. If I make a dinner fail that includes bacon, I make sure to eat it. There is absolutely no reason for bacon to go to waste. This coming from a girl who boycotted bacon for awhile after seeing Hannibal. The eating flesh part didn’t break me… it was the man being fed to the pigs.

  46. Julie says:

    Love the flavors in this dish. I think we’d call it Nebraska Corn :).

    Good luck with the J-Date. If nothing else, it will make for some intersting stories.

  47. Hope you find a someone really neat with J-Date 🙂 The cream corn looks good even though you are not a fan of it.

  48. Monet says:

    You made me laugh so hard. I have a thing for Jewish people too. I often wish I was Jewish. I’m excited to see what comes in the months to come… You’ll have to start baking some challah!

  49. Danielle says:

    omg….creamed corn and bacon? I’m drooling like a teething baby (only not as cute)

  50. Shannon says:

    aah, i have recently been thinking about doing some online dating too… but i haven’t taken the plunge. good luck with j date 😉

  51. OMG – you did give me a good laugh today – good luck with Jdate – I can only say that I’m now much to old to be worried about dating and am grateful for that 🙂 Definitely sounds like an interesting combination of flavours, though I would probably skip the onion.

    I also really, really love the idea of your apple, sausage, brie and pumpkin pizza in your last post – now that sounds like a real winner.

    Sue 🙂

  52. Vivienne says:

    im sitting here eating my crispbread while reading your entry and am wondering why ive never considered a jewish boy. maybe they’re too intellectual for me hahhaa. never tried online dating but seriously how cool will it be if the guy is like tom hanks in you’ve got mail? joe fox!

  53. Marisa says:

    Jewish guys are hot, aren’t they? Not that I have much experience in that field *ahem*, but have always admired from afar. So yes, you need to work on your bacon intake I’d say. Morning, noon & night is what this (non)doctor prescribes.

  54. i love corn…looks very nice

  55. Lea Ann says:

    Great post. I’m surprised you didn’t like this. Anything with bacon and cilantro! Yum. Good luck on the dating thing. 🙂

  56. grace says:

    all the components sound wonderful, but sometimes certain things just don’t get along. at least the bacon wasn’t wasted. 🙂

  57. Nicole, RD says:

    Wooo Ohio 🙂 There is a TON of corn here, I pass a lot of it no matter where I go outside of Columbus! I love your JDate story line – I have a friend on JDate and she had to explain to me what it was. For what it’s worth, however…I met my hubby on match.com 8 years ago. It’s working well for us 😉 The dish looks WONDERFUL, as always 🙂

    Glad your roommate is feeling better from her migraine 🙁 Sucky!

  58. Nelly says:

    …so why IS it called “Ohio” creamed corn? Does it not work if you whisper the words “lake effect” while it’s cooking?

  59. Johanna GGG says:

    when you find yourself a nice jewish boy, I am happy to counsel you about the lack of bacon in your life – it was something I loved before going vegetarian but what I have discovered is that it was the smokiness not the pigginess that I loved and now smoked paprika is my best friend (and smoked tofu and chipotle chillis etc) – in fact I quite fancy some smoked paprika in your creamed corn as I love creamed corn but I confess I have only ever had it from a tin!

  60. Barbara says:

    Oh Lordy, this dish may become my go-to favorite. Leave out the cilantro! And perhaps the lime? And then you’re left with some no fail goodies. It sure looks good to me! (Sorry it wasn’t a hit with you.)

    I’m not a fan of the dating places…but you never know!

  61. So only three people knew that your were joining Jdate & now the world!! Love you girl, I hope you have great success finding your man 🙂 This corn looks awesome, but I am like you – I would probably pick out the bacon too! xxoo

  62. Reeni says:

    I love everything about this corn! It would definitely be a hit with me! Dating sites scare me…but of course I wish you the best…those lucky Jewish men!

  63. Julie says:

    how fun!! two of my friends met through jdate and now they’re living together in hoboken 🙂 haha but they’re both jewish. but i think that’s so cool. you’ll be so coveted on there because you’ll be the non-jewbie in a sea full of them. gives you a one-up in my opinion haha

  64. Toni says:

    You’re sweet — it’s good to be back writing because, you know, it’s not like I don’t have 9 million other things that keep me busy or anything.

    Bacon. Lime. Homie don’t play that (either.)

  65. Haha! You make me laugh again! Well, my friend Marcelle who lived decades in New York City tells me over and over again that Jewish men make the best husbands. So you are smart to go for quality long-term mates.
    I love creamed corn and bacon and you made it so well. Your cooking and baking should get you the best of the litter in that pool of Jewish mama’s boys.

  66. You are bacon obsessed! 🙂 But, really, who can blame you for that? Looks absolutely delicious!

  67. I think it’s just you – this looks delicious! It doesn’t exactly look liked the creamed corn of my childhood (which was out of a can, by the way). I actual thought my husband-to-be was Jewish when we first met. After all, his father owned a mens clothing store so I just figured…:)

  68. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Congrats on joining JDate 🙂 I went on two dates with Jewish boys and each was a complete disaster. I guess I shouldn’t rule out all Jewish men but I can’t get over those two dates. I would tell you both stories but I feel I would run out of room 🙂

    Now onto this corn. Being from Ohio I immediately loved the title but was sad to hear you didn’t enjoy it. I love the bacon but not sure about the lime and cilantro…

  69. Mmm I ADORE creamed corn, and I’m pretty open to unusual flavors so I might actually enjoy this but I’d have to pass on the bacon. Also, I love you going outside the box by joining JDate. I wholeheartedly support you!

  70. I LOVE creamed corn but the rest of the family hates it. So I’m quite sure I would love it but the rest of the family would pick the bacon out of it. No one would waste bacon!!

    I wonder how many Jews have converted on account of bacon?

  71. Hmm I can’t give you advice nor comment on the Jewish theme, but I would’ve probably taken the bacon out too! 😀 Looks wonderful and colourful though and best of luck with JDate! ;-D

  72. Catherine says:

    Joanne, this looks scrumdiddlyumptious! 🙂
    Wonderful post and recipe.
    Cheers~

  73. Joanne you are so cute! I don’t think there is anything wrong with finding someone like that, at least you know that’s what you like!

    Good luck with that after all the nerves and stuff test!

  74. claire says:

    Joanne,

    Love your blog… Just happened upon it! This corn dish is BEAUTIFUL! I am a sucker for anything with BACON!

  75. Joanne, you never cease to amaze me! This corn dish looks totally divine!

  76. Kelsey says:

    uno what i really like about this? you took something relateable like creamed corn and tossed in some bacon as if nothing happened, but when its all said and done, you made something EXTRAORDINARY <3

  77. Heh, this is hilarious! Toward the end, it reminded of Charlotte on Sex and the City. Can’t wait to read ’bout your adventures with JDate 🙂

  78. naomi says:

    JOanne, you are hee-larious! I love it. Yes, I love the cream corn too, but your story for Jewish men was better.

  79. Chris says:

    You yarmulke lusting gal! 🙂

    We had Trevor in a Jewish daycare for a year when he was 4 to help expose him to different cultures. In his first grade year at school, at Christmas time his teacher inquired if we would mind if the class had a Christmas party. Alexis said that of course we wouldn’t, why would we?

    The teacher said, “Well, Trevor is our only Jewish boy.”

    We about fell out laughing. He had convinced them he was Jewish! I guess we should sign him up for Jdate in a few years, lol.

  80. he he your crack me up great side dish

  81. Donna-FFW says:

    If I were being bad, I’d tell you what I know of Jewish johnsons, but I’m not being bad, not a teeeennny bit bad!

    Corn dish is fantastic!

  82. theUngourmet says:

    My mind immediately went to Charlotte, from Sex in the City, and her wonderful Jewish husband. Well, I have to say, the photos make it look completely fantastic! Giving up bacon would be a tough thing. Have fun on your dates! 🙂

  83. This actually sounds really, really tasty! And I think it’s HILARIOUS that your mom reminds you of her desire to be a young grandmother– do our moms talk to each other? 🙂

  84. Sophie says:

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMM,..This side dish looks extremely tasty, Joanne!

  85. Foodjunkie says:

    OMG! That’s the FUNNIEST thing EVER! I hope you do find love, even if you have to give up pork. Then again Jewish doesn’t necessarily mean kosher fanatic.

  86. katiez says:

    I remember serving bacon to a Jewish guy once, when I was in college…. In my defense I didn’t know he was Jewish…. I’d leave out the live and cilantro – or just eat the bacon….

  87. Mo says:

    Haha my Catholic’s friend’s mother has always had a thing for Jewish men too. 😛

    I’m sorry you’re not a fan of creamed corn! I don’t think I’ve ever actually tasted creamed corn, so I can’t tell you whether or not I’d agree with you but… I know bacon tastes good. 😉

  88. Martha (MM) says:

    This sure looks good and sounds really good to me but I probably won’t try it just because you have never steered me wrong where food is concerned!

    I have always been so prone to bad boy Italians, I am married to one. I did date some nice Jewish boys along the way before getting married. The bad boy Italians won in my book, but for the goals and dreams you have I’d have to agree that the nice Jewish guys would be the better choice – of course I’m stereotyping but then again how does stereotyping exist if it wasn’t true at least a good percentage of the time?

    I hope I don’t get hate mail after this comment.

    Just follow your heart Joanne, you’ll never go wrong.

    Sorry I haven’t been keeping up lately. My mother has been really ill and in the hospital all week with no progress 🙁

  89. tigerfish says:

    I don’t think I have tried creamed corn or have I? You see, I don’t even know or maybe don’t even remember. Love that you use fresh corn and the bi-color variety.

  90. AmandaLP says:

    That looks delicious, even though you said it wasnt that good 🙂

    My mom stopped asking for children when I started hinting that I could get her one soon, but I wouldn’t be married. Apparently that horrified her enough to stop asking 🙂

  91. Kerstin says:

    Awww, sorry you didn’t like it – your photos certainly make it look delicious! Glad you didn’t waste the bacon 🙂

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  93. It certainly looks good! Maybe you will find yourself a bacon-loving Jewish fella. Or find a great brand of turkey bacon. 😉
    Actually, anyone I have known that have converted always end up more kosher than their partner ever was. Funny.
    I haven’t given this dish a go yet – and I may have to rely on tinned corn by now.. but I am willing to give anything bacony a try!

  94. Indie.Tea says:

    I dont eat pork, but your recipe sounds so delicious that I’ll have to adapt it to something else.

  95. Debinhawaii says:

    Although your plan sounds good I do worry about you giving up pork products full time. 😉 I think this dish looks pretty delicious but lime with bacon does seem a bit unusual.

  96. Cindy says:

    hiya jo … was just catching up on your blog and this made me laugh. from a shiksa married to a jewish man who – by the way – loves bacon more than anyone i have ever met.

    that said … best of luck on jdate, can’t wait for updates!!!

  97. Muneeba says:

    maybe u’ll meet a Jewish guy who likes to give in to his pork cravings on the side … a naughty Jewish guy 😉
    Let me assure you though – life without pork isn’t half bad .. I haven’t had pork my entire life, and look at me! I’m completely immersed in the foodie world, and pig out (I crack me up) on all kinds on non-porky goodies all the time! You’ll be fine. Go forth and conquer JDate. And in case u want to expand your horizons, Pakistani boys are pretty awesome too 😉

  98. Cara says:

    You know what’s hilarious, Joanne? The fact that I completely skipped over this post when it showed up in my reader because I don’t make anything with bacon. And right now, I’m sitting here next to my husband whom I met on JDate, complaining that my pictures suck because of poor lighting setup and overall lack of skill… of course he doesn’t get it because he doesn’t look at anyone else’s blog! So I decided to use your blog as an example of one with pretty pictures (which I never will understand how you manage to get, being as busy as you are and living in what I imagine to be a city apartment without great light. (Maybe I’m wrong.) Anyway. So the word Jdate popped out at me and then I ended up reading and, well, now I’m sitting here laughing figuring it’s a good sign that maybe you don’t really like bacon all that much 😉

  99. Too bad you didn’t like this! It looks good though.

  100. Ruth Daniels says:

    funny story – no surprise there. And just an fyi… lots of Jewish girls & guys eat of the pig… at least at other people’s houses & restaurants ;-D

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