The Perfect B for your BLT

It’s official, the Brandywines are ripe and it’s BLT season. We had our first one last week and it was divine! There’s a lot of talk about choosing the perfect tomato for a BLT. And of course if you aren’t already growing some, you pick out a nice head of organic lettuce, but you can’t just pick up a pack of cheap old Farmer Johns bacon. Oh no, you’ve got to find some really good bacon.

Well, last year we did a 12 month intensive search for the perfect bacon, by way of the Bacon of the Month Club, and we’ve found the perfect BLT bacon. We really liked using a pepper bacon, because it adds a nice spiciness. However, it can’t be too spicy because that distracts. And you don’t want a really smokey bacon, because, well, that’s just too smokey. But Hempler’s pepper bacon is perfect. It’s just the right mix of smoky, peppery, meaty, crispy goodness for your BLT. You can order it online here. And if you are feeling really indulgent, you too should try a full year of the Bacon of the Month Club. It’s great fun to have bacon delievered to your door each month.


Filed under In the Kitchen, Tomato, what we've learned

2 responses to “The Perfect B for your BLT

  1. With my love of bacon I believe I should subscribe to a bacon of the day program!

  2. Pork Chuck

    I too belong to a bacon of the month club, but it’s a different one. I signed up at the pig next door — — and haven’t been disappointed yet. I prefer them slightly over the other guys because they offer stuff from small family farms as well, but let’s face it. There is no such thing as bad bacon. Just ask my rapidly growing thighs.

    Bacon of the day? Oh dear. Gourmet bacon delivered to my door every day? This might be what dreams are made of.

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