Game Day Smoked Ribs

Superbowl Sunday morning, I couldn’t think of a better place to be than sitting on the fire escape, watching smoke billow out of our brand new Big Chief electric smoker.  D. set a fan in the window to keep the smoke blowing outward, but that didn’t keep the warm smell of hickory from filling theContinue reading “Game Day Smoked Ribs”

Smallest Boxing Day Ham

When my rep from D’Artagnan texted me to ask if I wanted a suckling pig, how could I say no? Normally they are special order, but he had a cancellation and neither of us wanted it to go to waste.  So having never worked with suckling pig, I took a 25 pounder home to experiment. Confronted withContinue reading “Smallest Boxing Day Ham”

Don’t Try at Home: Beer Battered Fish & Chips

Flaky white fish in a crispy light beer batter with golden fries with a crisp, salty exterior, but creamy and sweet on the inside?  It may appear to be an unassuming and simple dish, but it’s not easy to make good fish and chips.  Just getting the chips (ahem, fries) right is tricky enough.  

Cowboy Ribeye with Garlic Scape Chimichurri

“OK.  I went a little crazy at the market today.  Four pints ice cream, sweet potatoes, garlic scapes, radishes, mushrooms, strawberries and rhubarb…” I think I may have swooned out loud at receiving this text message, and that does not happen every day.  C’mon! Garlic scapes, farm fresh radishes, and local, handmade ice cream?   MyContinue reading “Cowboy Ribeye with Garlic Scape Chimichurri”

Creamy Broccoli & Parsnip Soup

Buddy doesn’t like cream of broccoli soup.  You would think after being together for almost 15 years, I would know that!  Since I had never made cream of broccoli soup before, it just never came up.  Well, for weeks and weeks during the winter we were getting parsnips in our produce bag from Basis Foods. Continue reading “Creamy Broccoli & Parsnip Soup”