made some simple biscuits with my leftover pastured lard and butter (about 1 cup), 2 cups whole wheat flour (unbleached white probably better, but I used what I had), 1 tsp kosher salt, 1 tbsp baking powder, and a cup of water (milk called for), baked at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes. I put another part of the batch in my Dutch oven, atop an inverted rattan tray, on the stovetop with high heat for 10 minutes, and then wrapped in my down vest as a haybox. both cooked okay, but those in the Dutch oven were ruined thanks to some old vegetable oil I had left in it to keep it from rusting; the oil turned to tar and the rancid smoke permeated the biscuits.
I also bought an organic avocado to eat the pit, besides of course the flesh, along with the grass-fed Estancia beef with which I made burgers. I didn't have to smash it with a hammer; I was able to slice through it, and flake it with a zester. I ate the leftover pieces and they were quite bitter. the flakes turned a dark orange in just a few minutes. I can't say as to how much nutritional value there is, but at least I'm not dead yet.
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