Recipes

Great Grains: How to Have a Whole Grain Thanksgiving

Whole Grain Stuffed Acorn Squash

This is the seventh post in the series Great Grains, highlighting unusual whole grains and easy ways to incorporate them into your diet. Check out recent posts on teff, barley, and rye.

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Kitchen Adventures: A Passage to Indian Food, Or An Indian-ventory of Spices

Selection of Indian Spices

I have loved Indian food ever since I was a kid, when, as a picky eater on a family vacation to England, I subsisted almost entirely on a diet of CTM – chicken tikka masala, the national dish of post-colonial Britain. This Anglo-Indian hybrid of grilled marinated chicken in a spiced tomato cream sauce is hardly authentic Indian food – you won’t find it in most self-respecting Indian cookbooks, and in fact today I live up the street from any Indian restaurant that goes by the defiantly anti-tikka (and painfully awkward) name of “No Tomatoes!” But for me, CTM was a gateway drug that led me down the delicious and aromatic path to kormas, dosas, puris, saags, biryanis, and heck, even the odd kofteh.

 

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Alternative Flours: Not Just for Gluten-Free Diets

In recent years, the gluten-free (GF) diet which began as the only effective treatment for celiac disease has gained mainstream popularity.

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Farm To Fork, A CSA Series: Our Last Box And Roasted Pheasant

This is part ten of a series about our CSA boxes and what we do with them. Recipes follow for Roasted Pheasant With Maple Syrup Glaze, Leftover Pheasant Salad, Gooey Butter Bars With Home-Cooked Pumpkin, and Roasted Delicata Squash With Beans. 

 

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DIY Craft Cocktails: Make Your Own Garnishes

This is the second post in a series about do-it-yourself craft cocktails. Also check out the first post in the series on making your own simple syrups.


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Hunting for Dinner: An Unsuccessful Pheasant Hunt (and Pheasant Meatloaf)

This is the third post in a series about hunting for food -- truly meeting your meat. Also check out the earlier posts from the series, Duck Hunting and Squirrel Hunting with Mom.

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Farm to Fork, A CSA Series: How to Cook a Pumpkin and More

This is part 9 of a series about our CSA boxes and what we do with them. Recipes for Fish en Papillote ("Packet Fish"), Butternut Squash Soup, and Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes Follow.

 

When I last wrote, I was too busy to cook, as my post was aptly titled. I write this update reflecting on another set of weeks where I was still pretty busy, but not so busy that I couldn’t cook a little.

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Great Grains: Teff -- The Jury's Still Out

This is the sixth post in the series “Great Grains," highlighting unusual whole grains and easy ways to incorporate them into your diet. Check out posts on barley, bulgur, millet,

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Farm to Fork, A CSA Series: Too Busy to Cook

This is part 8 of a summer long series about our CSA boxes and what we do with them. Recipes for Roasted Delicata Squash, Quick Stovetop Greens, Everything Radish Salad, and Sweet Roll Dough with Mashed Potatoes follow.

 

I’m going to be honest with you. I had a busy week and didn’t cook at home as much as I would have liked to.

 

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Great Grains: Barley, the Perfect Food for Health Ninjas

This is the fifth post in the series “Great Grains," highlighting unusual whole grains and easy ways to incorporate them into your diet. Check out posts on bulgur, millet, rye, and

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