Early Winter Heaven | Turbot with Chanterelles and Melted Parsnips

Turbot has become my new favorite fish.  At first blush, it’s light, mild, and delicate.  But a heartbeat later you realize its meaty, dense, and packed with beautiful flavor.  Pair it with this seasonal and politely assertive sauce and you’ll really get your loved one’s attention on a cold December night.  Most importantly, the ingredients… Read More Early Winter Heaven | Turbot with Chanterelles and Melted Parsnips

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Darkest Night of the Year | Truffled Root Vegetable Dauphinoise

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

Locavore Dessert | Caramelized Apple Cranachan

It’s snowy and cold here in Ohio.   Perfect Christmas weather. But don’t let that weather preclude you from making something deliciously local and in season.  At the Greener Grocer in North Market, you can pick up the three or four ingredients you need for this simple, luscious dessert.  In fact, it makes a fantastic Christmas… Read More Locavore Dessert | Caramelized Apple Cranachan

Risotto Night | Shrimp and Sea Beans

It happens pretty much once a week. I love it. Hades loves it. Cherub can’t get enough of it. I love that it’s a versatile dish that takes on whatever flavor or season you throw at it. I often make it as a vegetarian dish, and we never really miss the meat on those nights. You can even skip cheese to make it vegan if you top it with a delicious and simple pangrattato. This summer’s versions have included carrot and coriander or the ubiquitous tomato and basil, as well as this week’s fancy-schmancy version: shrimp with sea beans.… Read More Risotto Night | Shrimp and Sea Beans