Recipe Thursday: Bread Book – Pappa al pomodoro (Italian Tomato Bread Soup)

I spent a week or so in Tuscany a few years back, traveling for school, and tried some of the local fare; Pappardelle al cinghiale (Wild Boar Ragu pasta, which I had to try a couple of times because it was soooooo good), Panzanella (Bread Salad, see J’s version – I love it more thanContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Bread Book – Pappa al pomodoro (Italian Tomato Bread Soup)”

Recipe Thursday: Bread Book – Wallop with Cheesy Beer Dip

How do you like your fondue? or raclette? or queso fundido (flameado)? Melted cheese in any country sounds like a sensual sort of heaven to me. We once watched an international cooking show which featured old women on some (likely) Mediterranean island melting cheese in a fire with two sticks, they had to stay inContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Bread Book – Wallop with Cheesy Beer Dip”

Recipe Thursday: Bread Book – Charlie the Chocolate Bread in Maple Bread Pudding

We are very excited to introduce the new lovely addition to the bakery family – Charlie the Chocolate bread. A sweet but savory loaf with lots of nuanced pepper character with also bittersweet chocolate chips! Yes – I said chocolate chips but see, you want them, even in the savoryness as they punctuate the pepperContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Bread Book – Charlie the Chocolate Bread in Maple Bread Pudding”

Recipe Thursday: Rainbow Chard-wrapped Hake with Lemon, Parsley, & Nut Relish

I know, I’m sorry; it’s been awhile since I have put out a recipe for you. The reality is – I can’t cook lately. The sickness (Lyme) has made it hard again to function like a human being, now I just hold the couch down (hey, it could fly away!). But I was re-inspired toContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Rainbow Chard-wrapped Hake with Lemon, Parsley, & Nut Relish”

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: Bread Book – 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: Bread Book – Garden Focaccia”