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Lamb Sausage with Liver – Burns Night 2014

Some hae meat and canna eat,     And some wad eat that want it;  But we hae meat, and we can eat,     And sae the Lord be thankit. – Robert Burns  The business of school, home, and grad work have … Continue reading

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Eggs, whiskey, and science: Aged Eggnog

I Just started a batch of 3-week eggnog to have on hand for Christmas festivities later this month. This particular recipe was inspired by a combination of factors: Ruhlman has been talking up his aged eggnog for years now, and … Continue reading

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Ramp chimichurri

This came together pretty quickly: a handful of foraged ramps (bulbs and leaves), plus a few springs of fresh thyme and mint, finely chopped. I used a bit more olive oil than I would for a pesto, and added a … Continue reading

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Slow lamb

Today was a terrific holiday, a full house with family, kids running everywhere, grandparents, aunts and uncles around, helping in the kitchen and with the kids, good food. I slow-roasted a leg of lamb. VERY slow. Instead of a “7 … Continue reading

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Meatball Pizza

This pizza dough is based off of my mom’s recipe (2 cups of water, 4ish cups of flour, etc.) and Ruhlman’s 5:3 ratio, give or take a few ounces (20 oz flour, 12-14 oz warm water, yeast, salt, olive oil). … Continue reading

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Sunday Side Projects

Okay, a few Sunday diversions. Kale and spinach pesto: The pesto is one we’ve been making for a while; it was a once-a-week thing over the summer, when we’d get kale and basil each week from our CSA at the farmers … Continue reading

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Caribou Meatballs

My friend Josh brought over some ground caribou last weekend, and after fortifying ourselves with lamb BLTs and pickled peppers for lunch, we whipped up a batch of caribou and pork belly meatballs. The first ones disappeared quickly in a … Continue reading

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Inside the White House Kitchen and Beer Room

A behind-the-scenes look at homebrewing in the White House. This story popped up August 21 on The Atlantic Wire: Beer Geeks Determined to Unlock Obama’s Home-Brew Recipe. At that point it didn’t seem like the petition to release the recipes … Continue reading

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Pork and Beans

Last summer I made Adam Robert’s “Best Beans of Your Life” (which are actually The Barefoot Contessa’s beans, but I head about them through Adam’s blog The Amateur Gourmet), and they were really tasty. Start with dry kidney beans, add … Continue reading

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CSA week 2 – roasted cauliflower and kale

So, in order not to get buried under the CSA landslide, we’ve had to up our level of weekly meal planning. Since we pick up our vegetables at the farmer’s market on Saturday, we also take stock of the situation … Continue reading

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