Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for so many blessings but at this moment I’m most thankful to relax. I can put up my feet, savor another pomegranate cocktail and watch good-boy hubbie clean the kitchen.
Sigh – not just yet. Richard’s gripping that picked-plucked turkey in a vice, making moves to discard it in the trash.
“Drop that bird and put the carcass in the pot!”
Did he forget the value in those bones? That carcass will make the best soup of the year! My job isn’t over until the turkey bones, stray bits and juices are in my largest pot, simmering on the stove.
This recipe is loosey-goosey, the ultimate “kitchen sink” soup, as the end result largely depends on your holiday leftovers. I used my leftover turkey meat, “Wild Rice, Fennel and Sausage” stuffing as well as leftover “Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Mushrooms”–the mashed potatoes slightly thickening the stock into a silky, savory brew.
Long before Steve Brill made hunting for wild foods a thing, since the dawn of our species we’ve been foraging our lands for edibles to survive. (In the eighties, Brill–aka, Wildman– began organizing foraging expeditions in Manhattan. Once he was slapped with a summons for making a meal from Central Park weeds. Minutes after his arraignment, … Full recipe post »
A bottle of wine dressed up in a festive bag is the usual accessory when invited to a holiday gathering. But it’s fun to mix it up. With available time for most folks in such short supply, gifts from the kitchen are becoming a rare gem. This gift idea is almost as simple as purchasing a bottle: make a riff … Full recipe post »
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