I have been craving pâté for a couple of weeks. This coming from the girl who couldn’t stand liver growing up. But as times change, so do ingredients. With such widespread availability from so many great producers, its a great time to revisit some of the things you thought you didn’t like. You might be… Read More Earthy Elegance | Porcini Mushroom and Chicken Liver Pâté
Sometimes it’s nice to have a sandwich for dinner. There’s a feeling of simplicity to it. There’s an even greater feeling of ease to if, if you’re using leftovers to start. I had some of the white ginger chicken leftover that was already deliciously flavored. Why not work that into an Indian spiced chicken salad,… Read More Persephone’s Deli| Devi’s Curried Chicken on Homemade Naan
This is perhaps one of the simplest recipes I’ve ever posted. It is one that requires almost no effort when it comes to dinner time. One that everyone in my family loves. One that requires only a few ingredients and some spices. (Have you been building your spice cabinet?) It has taken over as my… Read More Simple Suppers | Hainanese Chicken Rice
It seems to me that I’m going through a breakfast phase. Eggs at most meals, bacon at dinner. This is good for the winter. It’s cold, it’s comforting to have maple syrup on the table. It reminds you that the sap will be rising again soon, tapped by our friends the farmers. Rising sap means… Read More Obsession with Breakfast Continues | Chicken and Waffles
How do you make this soup? Well, first you take a leek… What can I say? It’s a favorite around here. Let me know if you want the recipe for this week’s lunch.
I love the Greener Grocer. You can find so many local things at the shop as well as the occasional rare treat from farther afield. The most recent delicacy was a quarter pound of Oregon black truffles, which will feature prominently in our Christmas Eve and Christmas day meals. But my favorite way to use… Read More Darkest Night of the Year | Truffled Root Vegetable Dauphinoise
I am so happy to have a friend who is raising beautiful chickens. Her name is Mylene, and her urban “farm” in a North San Antonio neighborhood produces all manner of vegetables and flowers, and as of November, the little jewels that star in this dish. Upon arrival, I found her chickens happily pecking around Mackey Farms, softly clucking their… Read More South Texas Locavore | Mushrooms on Toast, Poached Backyard Egg