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The Cruelest Month

Thanks to everyone who commented below. I really appreciate the support. Pasta with ramps “pesto” and fresh peas The past few days have been raining cats and dogs. I needed […]

Squid Stuff

Linguine with squid and anchovies linguine 2 anchovies 1/2 lb. squid, thinly sliced crosswise 2 garlic cloves, crushed pinch of red pepper flakes 1/4 cup white wine handful of Italian […]

Recession Specials

When times get tough, the tough get cheap: Fettucine with roasted mushrooms, pine nuts and herbs wild mushrooms, sliced salt pepper olive oil 2 T. pine nuts, toasted handful of […]

Risotto from Start to Finish

Wild mushroom and smoked bacon risotto Mushroom stock ingredients 1/2 ounce dried porcini mushrooms 2 T. olive oil 1/2 large onion, chopped 1 carrot, peeled and diced 2 celery ribs, […]

Confidential to Subtle Knife

This post dedicated to Subtle Knife, since she doesn’t like root vegetables. 🙂 Roast chicken la Keller Potatoes, turnips and watercress in the style of Istria (basically potatoes, turnips and […]

In the Dead of Winter

It was six degrees this morning, though by the time I got to USGM the temperature had risen up to a balmy eighteen degrees Fahrenheit. Lovely. Some pix: Cabbages and […]

In the Style of Catalonia

Fettuccine with mussels and chorizo extra-virgin olive oil chorizo (spicy cured pork sausage), meat squeezed out of the casings and crumbled 1 clove garlic, minced dry white wine fettuccine 1 […]

Tuesday Night Experiment

Pan-roasted monkfish, crushed Adirondack blue potatoes with butter and chives, skillet tomatoes Next time I’ll sear the fillets longer before sticking the pan in the oven. Otherwise things turned out […]

Comfort Food 4

Monkfish congee 1 cup rice 8 cups water ginger, thinly sliced 1 fillet cod, haddock, monkfish or other firm-fleshed white fish, cut into 1″ medium cubes pinch of salt slivered […]

Why I Hate Rachael Ray

I’ve finally figured out why I hate Rachael Ray. It’s not her usage of annoying catchphrases. It’s not her upbeat personality which borders on certifiable. It’s the notion that the […]