Tag: entrees


Homemade Corned Beef

Everything old is new again. The farm is heading down the homemade sausage, homemade corned beef, homemade ham route. Just like we did nearly 10 years ago when we experimented with duck confit, sausage and cassoulet. This week, Greg is […]


Tuna-Strawberry Salad

Seared tuna over arugula with strawberries and avocado. Delishy! Related posts: Recipe: Strawberry Daiquiri Supper on the Porch: Cedar Plank Salmon and Strawberry-Kale Salad Strawberry Conserve Recipe Persimmon and Pomegranate Salad with Arugula and Hazelnuts


Chicken Shawarma Recipe

A chicken shawarma recipe has been haunting me. It looks so damn good on the New York Times cooking site. Go ahead, take a look. It’s here: Chicken shawarma recipe. After I clicked on it once, I saved it to my […]


Baked Lemon Sole

A trip to the fishmonger for salmon, and I came back with two pounds of lemon sole. That’s what happens when you go to the farmers market at 11 a.m.! I don’t remember ever cooking lemon sole, but i had […]

cooking, recipes

How to Make Cedar Plank Salmon

Here’s the trick to cooking cedar plank salmon. You have to heat the plank first. PrintCedar Plank Salmon Ingredients1 (1-2 pound) salmon fillet Salt and pepperInstructionsSoak a cedar plank in water for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, season salmon with salt and […]


Slow-Roasted Salmon with Fennel and Oranges

Another winner-winer salmon-dinner recipe from Bon App. We love that you can just put the fish in a dish and let it cook. Makes the recipe terrific for a dinner party. Or for busy parents. Either one, really. Slow-Roasted Salmon […]


Vegetarian Bibimbap

A stir fry, essentially. Sondra and Lexi made a terrific version for a vegetarian bibimbap supper at the ranch. Bonus points: if you don’t use an egg, it’s also vegan. Crispy Tofu Bibimbap with Mustard Greens and Zucchini From Food […]

Hoppin' John

Hoppin’ John for New Year’s Day

It’s good luck to eat black eyed peas on New Year’s Day. We can use every little bit we can get! This recipe comes from Emeril and the Food Network, and I highly, highly recommend it. We were wowed, and […]

Parsnip steak

Parsnip Steaks

After our stuffed acorn squash didn’t make the cut for Christmas dinner, we decided to go a different route. I remembered a piece a while back in Bon Appetit on Dan Barbers’ various vegetable steaks, especially the Cauliflower Steaks. When […]


Korean Fried Chicken

Light, crunchy batter. Spicy, firey sauce. What’s not to love about Korean Fried Chicken? This is the second or third time we’ve made this recipe, which originally came from the New York Times. Since then, we have found that you don’t […]


Braised Lamb Shanks with Baked Polenta

Thank you, David Tanis, for showing me the light. Here I have been stuck in front of the stove each time I want to make polenta, stirring, stirring, stirring. Even the supposed “no-stir” polenta recipes always require attending. No more. […]


Aaron Franklin’s Butcher Paper Brisket

SCF fans may remember our trip to Franklin Barbecue back in 2010. Well that little barbecue trailer has become the most popular barbecue restaurant in Austin, which is to say it is some of the most popular barbecue in the country. […]


Roast Chicken in Porchetta

Mindy Fox’s killer cookbook “A Bird in the Oven and Then Some” comes through again in a big way. Her Roast Chicken in Porchetta is stuffed with lots of garlic and herbs and a very nice helping of fennel pollen, […]


Recipe: Beef Bourguignon

For Christmas Eve dinner this year, we wanted something that was do-ahead. Something that would hold if the baby needed to eat, or even if we just didn’t feel like getting to the table right away. Beef Bourguignon seemed just […]


Recipe: Mussels with Tarragon Cream Sauce

We came across mussels from Long Island at the Palisades Farmers Market, and decided that’s what we’d have for dinner. Tarragon sounded like a good match, and so did a nice jag of oven fries for dunking. Related posts: Porcini […]


Recipe: Turkey Burgers

Turkey Burgers used to be a staple back on Burd Street. But I don’t think we’ve made them at the farm in years. Years! I don’t know why. They’re healthy, delicious and easy to make. A winner all the way […]


Whole Duck with Silky Parsnips

We originally planned on duck breasts from Hudson Valley Duck Farm on our trip to the Chappaqua Farmers Market. But they were out, so we decided to go for a whole duck. I found a recipe that braises the legs, sears the […]


Roman Pork and Apple Stew

I came across this recipe in “An Apple Harvest: Recipes and Orchard Lore” by Frank Browning and Sharon Silva (10 Speed Press). It turns out to be fabulous — and unlike most anything you’ve ever tasted. Try it. You’ll see. […]