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The burger – be it White Castle or Farmer’s Market Veggie-Grain – could be the most telling testimonial, the most apt memoir of the 20th and early 21st century American palate. Little sis “Slider” drills into this hypothesis. The Slider, especially, is suited to our national temperament and accommodates our multitasking lifestyle. It’s easily held in one … Full recipe post
New Zealand Lamb Chops with Eggplant and Couscous (Eating, drinking and hiking around the South Island)
( Travels in the South Island of New Zealand, continued; see previous Mussel post, if interested, for a more information about our itinerary.) Skirting the coast in our Toyota Corolla, we note Farm to Table is not marketing hoop-la, but in your face reality around every bend in the road. Plucked from the ocean seafoods, meats … Full recipe post
What’s with the sweaters and umbrellas? Brrrr. Into the middle of August, some of us feel ripped off by summer. My garden sorrel disagrees. Like lettuce, sorrel is a cool-weather crop, and the sorrel I purchased in early May at The Produce Station is loving these damp days and below-average temperatures. Without a hint of bolting, it’s gifted me several batches … Full recipe post
Haul out a lawn chair and fill a cooler full of ice; hallelujah, the three-day weekend is upon us, officially kicking off the summer. For some, the long weekend begins with cleaning out the grill in preparation for a cookout. Burgers, chicken breasts, fish and beef steaks are the usual suspects for celebrations — common … Full recipe post
Here’s a lovely, super quick and easy recipe for a Springtime supper. I found it in an old beloved cookbook –Molly O’Neill’s, “A Well-Seasoned Appetite”. I saw another blog reproducing her recipe to the letter (with no attribution!) that added pine nuts, which would have added a nice crunch. Per O-Neill’s recipe, I used lamb … Full recipe post
St.Paddy’s Day is just around the bend, and no matter your heritage, you can be Irish for a day. If nothing else, it’s a great excuse to capture the Gaelic spirit with drink and celebratory food. Corned beef and cabbage is the first dish that comes to mind – Lord knows I’ve blogged that recipe … Full recipe post
Note: This is the fifth of seven recipe installments, which compose a classic Northern Indian Feast. Fine Indian cuisine is not noted for its brevity. The good news is that each of Achla Karnani’s recipes may be made well in advance, then reheated prior to serving. Or divide the recipes among your friends, staging your own … Full recipe post
My husband, Richard, and I occasionally visit his relatives in the Binghamton, N.Y., area. I’m fascinated by the way one particular sandwich – the spiedie – has such a strong presence in the city. Restaurants, delis and diners have created thriving businesses off of these marinated, grilled meat sandwiches, bags of bread for spiedies, and spiedie bottled marinades. Everywhere … Full recipe post
In past years, I’ve mollified Michigan winters with trips to flavorful destinations, a country’s cuisine inspiring my travels. One birthday, for instance, a friend gave me a collection of Turkish spices — four months later I was waking at dawn to the “call to prayer” in Istanbul. Turkey is a swirling dervish of a landscape, … Full recipe post
It’s tough if your birthday falls during the holiday season: your family and friends can kill two birds with one stone. All of your life, “Happy Holidays and Birthday” are the typical wishes festooned to your cards and presents. More times than not, you’ve been shorted a celebration in your honor. Your sister was planning … Full recipe post
Looking for ideas for the upcoming holidays? I suspect there are few fruits in the history of mankind with such tantalizing lore as the quince. In an interview with “The Splendid Table,” noted fruit writer David Karp said that in Tudor and Stuart times, quince marmalade, wrapped in gold foil, was regarded as an aphrodisiac. At medieval … Full recipe post
Stringing fruit and meat onto skewers brings to mind a musical composition: variations on a theme of proteins, vegetables and fruit. The melodic kebobs in this recipe are orchestrated with rich background tones of tangy marinated lamb, punctuated by sweet notes of plump, juicy grapes. A rhapsody in food, the dish harmonizes beautifully with a … Full recipe post
Spring coincides with Easter, both occasions often celebrated around the table. For me, Mediterranean-inspired dishes, pencil-thin asparagus and roast lamb herald the advent of both occasions. Lamb lovers are fond of debating which area of the world produces the best lamb. California, Colorado, Vermont, perhaps? Australia and New Zealand are also contenders for the coveted … Full recipe post
I’m particularly fond of recipes whose ingredients can be easily mixed and matched to accommodate different palates. This is one of those recipes. When selecting the more assertive flavor of ground lamb, the pecorina (sheep’s milk cheese) paired with fresh mint is a perfect marriage. However, if ground beef is your choice, the Parmesan paired … Full recipe post
Richard and I are pounding the pavements of Main Street to fill the family stockings. He’s been quizzing me as to what I’d like to unwrap on Christmas morning. The items I’ve coveted, stopping me dead in my tracks, are the heirloom cutting boards displayed at Selo/Shevel Gallery. (Are you reading this, Richard?) These masterpieces are … Full recipe post