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”

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”

Pork Bahn Mi Lettuce Wraps

Today’s lunchbox of Bahn Mi Lettuce Wraps, includes a wheat-free, slow roasted variation of Sam Sifton’s Vaguely Vietnamese Slow Cooker Pork Tacos.  Sifton’s recipe calls for hoisin sauce, which contains wheat, so we substituted tamari (gluten free soy sauce), brown sugar, and some fruit preserves.  Since we don’t have a slow cooker, I also modifed the preparation forContinue reading “Pork Bahn Mi Lettuce Wraps”

Corned Beef and Cabbage

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”

Home Brined Corned Beef Brisket

Note: This post and recipe were revised 3/11/2014. Got brisket?  Great! Then you still have time to brine your own corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day. Why would you want to brine your own corned beef? Well, one reason might be that you can leave out the nasty nitrates or preservatives.  Another reason is youContinue reading “Home Brined Corned Beef Brisket”