Tag: winter


Roasted Parsnips with Mint

The second recipe in our Easter menu that came from The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern: Knockout Dishes with Down-Home Flavor” by Matt Lee and Ted Lee was a lovely straddling-the-seasons dish of parsnips (winter!) and mint (spring!). The spring […]

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 […]

Chickpea Soup with Broccoli

Chickpea Soup with Broccoli

From Bon Appetit, a terrific vegetarian soup for a cold winter’s night. Chickpea Soup with Broccoli  1 1/2 cups dried chickpeas, or 3 15-ounce cans chickpeas, rinsed 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 large onions, coarsely chopped2 4 garlic cloves, chopped […]


Sam in Snow

In the second snowstorm of the year, Samantha got out and walked around while Daddy shoveled. Such a toddler! She did great! Until this happened. Poor baby! Related posts: Snow at the Farm: So We Have Hot Chocolate Samantha’s First […]

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 […]

Meyer Lemons
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Meyer Lemon Sidecars

Greg found Meyer lemons at Whole Foods. A seasonal specialty, these lemons are known for having a thinner skin than regular lemons, and their juice is a bit sweeter. According to Wikipedia, the meyer lemon comes from China and was […]


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 Recipe: Wild Card Saturday Potato Skins Recipe: Korean Fried Chicken […]


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: 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


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 […]