Recipe Thursday: White Bean Chicken Chili

Harvest Time, Freezer Camp, On Permanent Holiday, the One Bad Day; whatever you like to call the end of the food security experiments of raising chickens for meat is always an interesting day. The first year, we did it ourselves (with gracious and more experienced friends to help) because y’know, if you can and youContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: White Bean Chicken Chili”

Recipe Thursday: Chickpea/Wild Rice/Date Foraged Salad

I took a break from writing the blog because there were some changes – I had to make some major changes to my diet (with my Spring Shingles and my already weakened immune system from Lyme, there is always nuanced changes to be made, and sometimes a harsh undertaking for acute issues…): no sugar, noContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Chickpea/Wild Rice/Date Foraged Salad”

Recipe Thursday: Venison Kofta Kabobs & Laban w/ Sweet Potato/Pumpkin Seed Lemony Salad

So, it’s not news to those who know but I’ve been pretty sick this past Spring (and off and on for many years – Lyme disease makes everything harder) and my healthcare team have decided I need some ‘deeper cleaning’ – clean out the lymph system, regulate the endocrine, boost my gut biome. My bodyContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Venison Kofta Kabobs & Laban w/ Sweet Potato/Pumpkin Seed Lemony Salad”

Thursday Recipe: Summer Food Dreams

We spend all Summer dreaming about the comfort foods of Winter (deep savory pies with aspic, vats of stews, casseroles of cheese and pasta) that when warmer weather comes we want simpler foods with less window dressing (grill foods, simple salads, fruit sorbets). But there are also those middle ground times – not just ofContinue reading “Thursday Recipe: Summer Food Dreams”

Recipe Thursday: Thai Basil Chicken Curry & Corn Fritters

The reality is this week our curry will be made with leftover Turkey (since the child decided to whip up Turkey dinner last week!) and since our Thai Basil are sweet tiny wee seedlings, we will substitute with Italian Basil. If I pair this with Corn Fritters (Tod Man Khao Pod), the child might eatContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Thai Basil Chicken Curry & Corn Fritters”

Recipe Thursday: Garden Focaccia

We do all kinds of things with our Sourdough pizza dough: Friday night Pizza (of course, generally a cheese or olive/cheese for the child – with sauce, and a white pizza for us sometimes with mushrooms and basil and ricotta, mmmmm), Stromboli (a PA treat with lots of cured meats/cheese/peppers and olives as sort ofContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Garden Focaccia”

Recipe Thursday: Hot Lobster Dip & Tortilla Chips

As with many of our recipes, I’m all about the ‘kitchen-sink technique’; it’s all about what we have on hand. I prefer recipes that I can easily substitute something of a like kind and that it satisfies all three of our diverse palates (harder to come by with some dishes for the kid but weContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Hot Lobster Dip & Tortilla Chips”

Recipe Thursday: Maple Weekend Baked Beans and Fish Cakes

I have to say that I have always hated Baked Beans – there was something about the grainy texture of the beans and the sweetness that never appealed to me. And then I started making them myself and now I can balance the sweet with the savory more effectively. My lovely Cooking Down East byContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Maple Weekend Baked Beans and Fish Cakes”