Time to Talk Turkey

Like much of the country, I’m not cooking for the usual 20 guests this Thanksgiving. The turkeys I pre-ordered from Fossil Farms back in September arrived on Friday, and I was thankful that my sister was able to use one of them. I ordered two small turkeys instead of one large because they cook fasterContinue reading “Time to Talk Turkey”

Bison Picadillo

This week I start to work through my fridge and freezer inventory to make room for the turkeys I pre-ordered before COVID-19 downsized our Thanksgiving.  Today’s culinary challenge is to use yesterday’s leftover rice and a tub of chopped tomatoes, peppers and onions I marinated to make gazpacho before I realized I was out of cucumbers.   SoContinue reading “Bison Picadillo”

Fridge Dive Chicken Wraps with Lentil Dhal

It’s difficult to believe it’s been seven months since the pandemic turned our lives upside down.  The longer it goes on the more I value the routines and rituals that give my life structure and keep me grounded.  Every October, DP and I spend a week in Cape Cod, where Columbus Day is the official end ofContinue reading “Fridge Dive Chicken Wraps with Lentil Dhal”

Braised Sauerkraut (Choucroute Braisée)

Like many other cooks stuck at home during this pandemic, maybe you’ve started making your own ferments, like sourdough starter or fermented pickles.  Now I always have a batch of homemade sauerkraut fermenting in the pantry putting pressure on us to consume what’s already in our fridge.  So not long ago, while flipping through Julia Child’s MasteringContinue reading “Braised Sauerkraut (Choucroute Braisée)”

Berkshire Pork Ragu Bianco

Weekends for us are all about fast cars and slow food.  Last week DP and I celebrated the first Formula One Grand Prix at Mugello by having a little Tuscan themed race day.  We opened the windows of our little New York apartment and imagined being outside at the track, crammed next to fellow tifosi, hearing the roar ofContinue reading “Berkshire Pork Ragu Bianco”