I present to you the source of mysterious bacon: one Jenn Dobb! After a few days of asking around and striking out with my incorrect guesses I remembered that I had assisted Jenn with some pretty fancy nerdery during the time in question. I sent a message and today I learned that yes – it was her. Mystery solved! Thank you, Jenn! A wonderful surprise and I will share the bacons with my family in San Diego when I visit for Christmas.