Sous Vide Corned Beef and Great Colcannon

For St. Patrick’s Day we had corned beef and cabbage. Not the stinky slow cooker pot of meat and mushy vegetables, but some awesome home-cured perfectly cooked beef with “The Best” Colcannon. making corned beef from scratch is time consuming but pretty easy to do. I used the recipe and process from ChefSteps.com and itContinue reading “Sous Vide Corned Beef and Great Colcannon”

Boneless Stuffed Chicken Wings with Black Bean Sauce

Superbowl and wings are perfect party companions. I made wings this Superbowl Sunday but I did not just fry some wings and toss them in hot sauce (as delicious as that is). These are boneless wings stuffed with zippy pork dumpling filling and tossed in a fermented black bean sauce. Boneless chicken “wings” have beenContinue reading “Boneless Stuffed Chicken Wings with Black Bean Sauce”

Pork Tenderloin, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts with Cider Sauce

  Mid-week dinners do not have to be boring, sloppy or rushed. A meal like this looks great, tastes awesome and comes together in less than an hour. The only shopping i did for this was to stop by at the store to figure out what the protein is going to be. It could’ve beenContinue reading “Pork Tenderloin, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts with Cider Sauce”

Naturally Leavened Panettone

This is another recipe from this past holiday season and it is worth recording for reference (and I got it posted before the end of January!). It worked very good but I will need to change a few things next time around, so a quick record of it is a good idea. Usually I makeContinue reading “Naturally Leavened Panettone”

Lowcountry Hoppin’ John and Cotechino

Cotechino with lentils is the classic, but in the American south eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day is the tradition. So, here the Hoppin’ John stands in for the lentils and a mighty fine stand-in it is too. Making Hoppin’ John is not difficult but it does pay to have a solid recipe toContinue reading “Lowcountry Hoppin’ John and Cotechino”

Pork Chops with Sage Salt, Purple Potatoes and Cracklings

Recently I needed to cook some pork chops for dinner. These are delicious thick ones from free-range pigs courtesy of the local Yonder Way Farm. It was mid-week on a school night and I needed them to be cooked pretty quickly for dinner along with some fried rice. No time for sous vide-ing for anContinue reading “Pork Chops with Sage Salt, Purple Potatoes and Cracklings”

Ravioli Genovese, Tomato Sauce and Olives

More stuffed pasta. Delicious, elegant stuffed pasta. These Ligurian-inspired babies are ravioli filled with a mixture of sauteed Swiss chard, ground veal and homemade ricotta. I used to rarely cook with veal because of how it is produced and the horrible conditions the calves are kept in before they are slaughtered and sent to market.Continue reading “Ravioli Genovese, Tomato Sauce and Olives”

Cappellacci di Zucca – Pumpkin Pasta with Sage, Pumpkin Butter, Pine Nuts

This is cheat post. It’s a cheat post because I’ve posted about similar dishes before. Well, so what. We love this dish and its ilk and I try making it every fall a few times. I really love making fresh pasta and filled pasta as well so why not post about it (spoiler warning: theContinue reading “Cappellacci di Zucca – Pumpkin Pasta with Sage, Pumpkin Butter, Pine Nuts”