Easy Easter Roast: Rolled Lamb Shoulder

Lamb shoulder has quickly become one of my favorite ingredients.  If you love the flavor of lamb but don’t want to shell out the bucks for rack of lamb (too fussy) or lamb shanks, lamb shoulder is actually a very economical and much more versatile choice.  

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”

The Difference is in the Brine

Why bother to brine a pork roast, a turkey, or a chicken?  Well, there are two reasons.  The first is that all three of these meats generally don’t contain a lot of intramuscular fat and therefore tend to dry out when you roast or grill them.  Brining helps the meat to retain its juices, evenContinue reading “The Difference is in the Brine”

Pulled Pork that Practically Cooks Itself

I ordered a pork shoulder through Basis Foods a couple months ago.  The online store estimated each one at about 8 or 9 lbs.  But when it arrived from Mountain View Farm it was a whopping 13 lbs, and…it was frozen.  So I popped it in my freezer because unless I had a special occasionContinue reading “Pulled Pork that Practically Cooks Itself”