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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
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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
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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
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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
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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 […]

Arugula Salad with Grapefruit, Almonds, Dates and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
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Arugula Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

To start our Very Vegan Christmas Dinner, we served a winter salad with arugula from Satur Farms and Red Cooper grapefruit from the Valley. We did almonds for crunch and dates because they looked great. The dressing was made with […]

Meyer Lemon Sidecars
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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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. […]

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cocktails, recipes

Cocktail Recipe: Hemingway Daiquiri

Hemingway is associated with lots of drinks, including the regular ol’ daiquiri, which is made, as you know, with rum, lime juice and simple syrup. This version adds complexity with maraschino liqueur and grapefruit juice. It’s a nice drink to […]

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Roast Chicken in Porchettata

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, […]

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Cocktail Recipe: Maple Old Fashioned

Another look at the cocktail, which we posted the recipes for earlier this month. Greg had this one. I had the Aviation.   Related posts: Cocktail Recipe: Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe: Applejack Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe: Criterium Cocktail Recipe: […]

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Cocktail Recipe: Criterium

I want to start off this post by saying that these “Shit that” whoever “says” videos flying around YouTube are hilarious. “Shit New Yorkers Say” is especially funny (“Where’s the train?” “All I had to eat today was a bagel.” […]

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Recipe: Candied Grapefruit Peel

What a sweet winter treat. With all the Red Cooper grapefruit we’ve been eating — and drinking — I took a cue from Irene and candied some of the peel. What a way to make the citrus season last even […]

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Wild Card Saturday Potato Skins

Most years on this first Saturday in January, we are heading to Kelli and Patrick’s for their annual Wild Card Saturday party. Unfortunately, this year, they took a hiatus. So in order to make up for missing such culinary delights […]

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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 […]

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Cocktail Recipe: Brandy Crusta

An old Jerry Thomas recipe we found in the brand new PDT Cocktail Book, which calls it “the grandaddy of the Sidecar.” Well, you know how we do love a Sidecar. We now also love a Brandy Crusta. The recipe, […]

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Recipe: Moroccan Beet and Kale Salad

A few years back, I produced a recipe contest at The Journal News called “Locally Grown.” We had lots of great entries and narrowed it down to four contestants, who particpated in a Top Chef-style cookoff. All of the finalists […]