Recipe Thursday: Maple Sunday Chili & Cornbread

Everyone thinks Chili means something different – some are all about the beans (some no beans at all), some believe in big chunks of meat/some used ground (or no meat at all). I’ve had Chili with no tomatoes (think White Bean with Chicken and Green Chilis or a more ‘gravy’ style) and Chili which isContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Maple Sunday Chili & Cornbread”

Recipe Thursday: Mushroom Cream Soup

It’s been a rough week. Sickness, weather, and for us, a redistribution of space and goals. But we are starting to feel a renewed vigor and dedication to ourselves, our community, and this crazy life we’ve chosen (crazy things I never thought I would do before we embarked on this hill: vaseline chicken combs forContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Mushroom Cream Soup”

Recipe Thursday: Really Big Salads

The title of this recipe day should be ‘Really Obscene Salads’ but I liked the Seinfeld reference (who doesn’t? rewatching it occasionally is interesting; it is so culturally referential that when it is good, it’s good, and when it’s bad, it’s a real groaner – or shall we say, ‘no longer with the times’). WhatContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Really Big Salads”

Recipe Thursday: Roasted Pork Shoulder with Chickpeas, Tomatoes, and Preserved Lemons

Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot, nine days old! Ok, well maybe not nine days but there are dishes we make that we make big and then eat leftovers for a day or so, then maybe turn into something else, and then maybe still freeze some. Some weeks are likeContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Roasted Pork Shoulder with Chickpeas, Tomatoes, and Preserved Lemons”

Recipe Thursday: Homemade Pierogis

There was a time in our life when Mrs. T’s Pierogis were a regular staple. Granted, it was when we lived in Boston for a few years – and we were miserable. We lived essentially at Cleveland Circle/Chestnut Hill Reservation at the juncture of Brighton, Allston, and Brookline. We worked at Coolidge Corners (yes, inContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Homemade Pierogis”

Recipe Thursday: Rock Bottom Mac & Cheese

Oh, the cold breezes sweep in, the rain last night has already crusted over into ice and there’s apparently snow on the way (such is Winter life in Maine). It’s grey and the trees are bare, hints of greenery still pretend they have a chance – hopefully they are storing up as much as theyContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Rock Bottom Mac & Cheese”

Recipe Thursday: Sauces for Pasta Fantasies

This week at Rock Bottom Homestead, we are making lots of lovely pasta. Red Beet Farfalle, Basil Fettuccine, Sourdough Saffron Tagliatelle, Golden Beet/Sweet Potato Gnocchi, and our homestead classic – Ricotta Gnudi. All made with our free-range deep gorgeous eggs, King Arthur flour, local herbs and vegetables, homemade/local milk ricotta, and some of our ownContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Sauces for Pasta Fantasies”

Recipe Thursday: Roasted Roots with Figs, Goat Cheese, & Almonds

This is such a great dish. It’s low-maintenance, super sexy, and can work as a side if you wish or has everything you need as a main course. It’s seasonal and substitutable with some things other than roots (like cauliflower or butternut/cup/acorn squash), and generally I don’t prefer Red Beets (they bleed too much) orContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Roasted Roots with Figs, Goat Cheese, & Almonds”

Recipe Thursday: ‘Fast Food’

To be honest, lately we are looking at quick meals. Of course, our quick meals are probably pretty slow for many folks because we just don’t have fast easy ways to make things happen around here. Our systems aren’t set up for it. We don’t buy food that turns into anything interesting fast. And ifContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: ‘Fast Food’”