Anise Dreams There are moments in life where you have a sudden realization that you are living what had once been your wildest dreams. Such was my thought as I stood over Stephanie, who crouched over the row of fennel, Read on!
2 quarts fresh sauerkraut, or Straight from the Vine sauerkraut 4 tablespoons butter or duck, chicken, or goose fat 1/4 pound bacon, large diced 3 yellow onions, peeled and sliced 4 sprigs fresh thyme 2 bay leaves 1 1/2 teaspoons Read on!
2 tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil 1 shallot, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1 large potato, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes (1 1/2 cups) 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 3 1/2 cups chicken stock 1 large head of Read on!
1 pound new potatoes 1 onion, slivered 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 pound crimini mushrooms, sliced (optional) 1 pepper, julienned olive oil salt and pepper Boil potatoes whole until just tender. Let cool and cut into 2″ pieces. Heat olive Read on!
1 small green cabbage 3 quarts of water 2 to 3 tablespoons butter 1 large leek, white part only, quartered lengthwise, chopped, and rinsed 1 hefty Yukon Gold or russet potato, peeled and roughly cubed Sea salt and freshly ground Read on!
Pesto * 2 cups (packed) fresh Italian parsley leaves (from 2 bunches) * 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil * 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted * 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice * 2 tablespoons water Read on!
2 strips bacon (optional) 1 onion, chopped 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 pound russet potatoes, peeled and chopped 4 cups water or chicken stock (for more intense flavor, simmer shaved cobs and shrimp shells in water Read on!
From the culinary back pages: “Bland but solid pasta dish seeks open relationship with peppery, sweet-tart condiment and flavor enhancer. Current entanglements with flatbreads, roasted meats, cheese, eggs, potatoes, and more OK.” Look no further, all you dishes seeking Read on!
• 4 chicken leg quarters, leg and thigh separated • salt and freshly ground black pepper • one bunch of fresh basil • ½ pound cherry tomatoes, halved • 1 head garlic, cloves separated • red pepper flakes • Read on!