Warm Local Salad for a Crisp Fall Day

I love salads for lunch.  Not the dried iceberg-purple-cabbage-shredded-carrot kind.  Salads with some personality: seasonal vegetables and a well paired salad dressing are the bare minimum of requirements.  Today’s lunch was a take on an original recipe from Jamie Oliver.  God love that man for all he’s doing to change the way people eat.  Since we had… Read More Warm Local Salad for a Crisp Fall Day

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Dinner, Day Three: Braised Short Ribs from Flying J Farm

I can’t tell you how much I love short ribs.  They’re cheap, they’re easy to prepare, and with a little forward planning, they’ll give you more flavor than cuts that are five times the price.  Unfortunately, they’re also terribly underutilized in the home kitchen.  Even if you aren’t that comfy in the kitchen, they are… Read More Dinner, Day Three: Braised Short Ribs from Flying J Farm

Salmon with Creamy Leeks and Cannellini Beans

Fish is pretty much your best bet for a quick weeknight meal — it’s healthy and fuss free.   Salmon being one of PK’s favorites, I’ve come up with pretty much a million different ways to fix it.  Tonight, it was simply prepared with salt and pepper, then topped with leeks softened with pancetta and served with creamy cannellini beans… Read More Salmon with Creamy Leeks and Cannellini Beans