Corned Beef and Cabbage Update

The pressure is on.  My Irish American fella signed us up to host a New England boiled dinner for some friends for St. Patrick’s day. Last week I put a beautiful grass fed brisket into brine. Five days later, we did a test run. “So does it taste like what you grew up with?” I asked.Continue reading “Corned Beef and Cabbage Update”

Sunday Supper: Soy Braised Short Ribs

With the chill of winter still in the air, we love a good braised Sunday supper.  This recipe is a variation on Chinese style red cooked pork, using boneless beef short ribs.  Slow cooking in the oven, this one-pot meal fills the apartment with the aroma of slow simmered beef, cinnamon, anise, and five spice.Continue reading “Sunday Supper: Soy Braised Short Ribs”

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”

Steak & Kidney Pie, or the Dinner that Wasn’t

“…not too much kidney…just enough to give it that touch of bite…and lashings of steak, oooh, and it’s good steak too!…ooh.” – from Jeeves and Wooster, Season 1: The Hunger Strike. Is it possible we watch way to much Jeeves and Wooster? Perhaps it’s a sign, that after the ‘teenth  time of watching Tuppy GlossupContinue reading “Steak & Kidney Pie, or the Dinner that Wasn’t”