Recipes


Day 3-  Like the previous posts, this can be all done as early as Day 2 once the beans have soaked. Breaking up the tasks into a few small assembly bits over several days can make the process seem a little lighter and can be more accommodating to busier schedules. Once the layering of the cassoulet is completed, it can sit for up to several days (which actually allows the flavors to meld together creating a more complex dish) in the...

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Day-2 This portion may also be done Day 1. You can buy pre-cooked duck confit and use chicken stock (also ready for purchase) if you like. You can also buy the duck, like chicken, already butchered. But if you want a bit of Christmas Past, here’s how to break it down yourself. There are many methods, this is just one. Place the duck on a cutting board, breast side up and facing away from you. Pick the duck up by the wing. This...

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A Christmas Cassole

A Christmas Cassole


Posted By on Dec 20, 2015

If you’re looking for a Dickens of a holiday feast, look no further! While this is an intensive labor of love, and something I indulge in only every few years for special occasions; this holiday season seems to call to be rung in with a certain je ne sais quoi. This of course, can only mean that ultimate comfort food, The King, Le Roi: cassoulet! Even if it’s something you have neither the time nor the desire to immerse yourself in...

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Buttermilk Sweet Potato Biscuits

Buttermilk Sweet Potato Biscuits


Posted By on Dec 8, 2015

Since we have had several requests for this holiday recipe, here it is! Buttermilk Sweet Potato Biscuits (Adapted from the Dooky Chase cookbook by Leah Chase) Ingredients: 1 tablespoon butter (melted) 1 pound cooked sweet potato 2 tablespoons maple syrup one egg (beaten) 4 tablespoons baking powder 1 tablespoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 3½ cups einka ancient grains flour (or 3 ¼ cups all purpose flour) ½ cup shortening 1 cup...

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Pear, Morel and Blue Cheese Sauce

Pear, Morel and Blue Cheese Sauce


Posted By on Nov 17, 2015

Ingredients 1 tablespoon +1 teaspoon butter 1 tablespoon flour (preferably ancient grains, einka) 1 shallot, finely minced Morels, finely chopped 1 pear, peeled cored and finally minced ¼ cup red wine 2 cups milk 4 ounces high-quality blue cheese 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced Salt and pepper to season   Directions If the morels are dried, reconstitute in a small amount of hot water, set aside. Make a roux by melting 1...

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Curried Sweet Potato Crab Soup

Curried Sweet Potato Crab Soup


Posted By on Nov 11, 2015

Here is a first course to serve at Thanksgiving that makes a great opening act for any meal to follow. Maple roasted sweet potatoes are combined with a home made shellfish stock and a touch of curry to yield a creamy, familiar fall taste with an exotic twist. A topping of roasted corn, fresh crab meat, fresh chive and pomegranate is the perfect finish to this amazing starter. Curried Sweet Potato Crab Soup 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and...

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