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”

Rock Bottom Recipe: Spring-thinkings and a Quiche

I know it’s close to Spring when I start craving green things big time (I think I mentioned the same last year). We pull out all the frozen kale we put away last Summer, use up the fresh CSA micro-bitter-greens and baby Chard/Spinach (the Rainbow Chard from the farm this week is stunning!) and startContinue reading “Rock Bottom Recipe: Spring-thinkings and a Quiche”

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”