Tag: fall

Pork Ragu

Pork Ragu

Here’s another pasta recipe — pork ragu — from the Sara Jenkins school of sofrito. The mirepoix of onion, carrot, celery, garlic and spices is pureed and sauted to concentrate the flavors. It makes for an impressive ragu with a […]


Kale with Pine Nuts and Pine Nut Butter

You don’t have to pull the kale off the stems for this recipe, but it makes for a nicer presentation when you’re doing a fancy dinner. Bonus: It’s vegan! Recipe, apres jump. Related posts: Pine Nut Butter Recipe Recipe: Cilantro […]

Maple-Roasted Squash with Chestnuts

Maple-Roasted Squash with Chestnuts

This recipe is festive, but easy, easy, easy. It can be done the day before, then reheated. Maple and brown sugar flavor the squash during the roasting and chestnuts make a fine garnish. You won’t even miss the butter. Related […]

Dan Barber's Fennel Soup

Dan Barber’s Fennel Soup

As I think I mentioned, we’re doing a vegan Christmas supper this year. We planned ahead by making and freezing a vegetable stock (hey, you’re always going to need stock, right?), but in the end, we had to make it […]


Recipe: Scalloped Potatoes

Greg got a beautiful ham from our farmers market from Kiernan Farm. What goes better with ham than scalloped potatoes? Here’s how we made them. Related posts: Recipe: Zucchini-Tomato Gratin Wild Card Saturday Potato Skins Recipe: Korean Fried Chicken Flank […]


Recipe: 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 […]


Recipe: Braised Green Beans

When you think of braising, it’s usually meats, right? A pork shoulder, bubbling for hours in a bath of milk? Or a brisket, getting so juicy and tender in tomato sauce? Well one of my favorite braising recipes could be […]


Recipe: Baked Polenta

Absolutely brilliant call, David Tanis, bravo. Making polenta for a crowd has never been so easy. Related posts: Braised Lamb Shanks with Baked Polenta Irish Soda Bread Saturday Night Supper: Polenta and Roasted Mushrooms Recipe: Franklin’s Espresso BBQ Sauce


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. […]


The First Real Sign of Fall

Orange tree at the corner of Cedar Hill and Franklin: Related posts: Fall is Here, and We Have Squash for Supper Pre-Theater Dining at Pam Real Thai in Midtown Back to the Real World, Sort of A Tree Comes Down […]

cocktails, recipes

Cocktail Recipe: Carjack

We like to call this cocktail the Carjack. It’s little twist on a Sidecar, but it’s made with applejack brandy rather than cognac. Clever, huh? PrintCarjack Original Sour Cherry Farm recipe here: Carjack.Ingredients8 ounces Laird’s Applejack Brandy 4 ounces Cointreau […]