For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This recipe for tacchino alla cacciatora is from Julia della Croce’s cookbook “Umbria.” The book explores the foods and traditions of that region of Italy and is filled with great recipes. Turkey, either wild or farm raised, is eaten all over Umbria but not the […]
What Been Cooking The First Week of Fall?
As I look outside my window, I can see that the warm weather has definitely left us for a while! We had a gorgeous October and spending a few days in Portland where it was quite warm and really sunny (except for morning fog) really extended our summer! It’s damp, grey and drizzly today and […]
What’s Been Cooking And Baking?
Well, you might ask! At this time of the year I seem to go into overdrive with baking! It really takes me back to my days of all those sandwich lunches but mostly all the baking for the goodie trays that my “flock” in the executive dining room loved! Of course because it’s coming up to […]
Danish Red Cabbage
My father was Danish and this was a vegetable he loved to see on the fall/winter table, especially at Christmas! You can choose to omit the red currant jelly, but it’s really a nice addition! The red cabbage goes really well with roast pork and roast goose. 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter 2 ½ lbs. red […]
Potato And Turnip Anna
For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Pommes Anna is a totally delicious “potato cake.” This version includes one of my favourite fall and winter vegetables, turnip, aka rutabaga. I know, I know, not everyone likes it but…this is an excellent way to serve both vegetables! Cut the recipe in half if you […]
Italian Veal Stew With Rosemary
For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This very tasty spezzatino (stew) is from the north east area of Italy. It’s quite simple to prepare and is braised in the oven. Traditionally it’s served with polenta. ** I have served the stew as a second course, preceeded by a pasta first course but it […]
Pureed Vegetable Soup
For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This is a lovely soup that I like to make with veggies from the Farmer’s Market and herbs from the garden. It’s nice to serve as a first course or as a main course served with wholegrain bread and perhaps some cheese. Once the veggies […]
What’s Been Cooking?
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! For me, when autumn is upon us, I start cooking a lot more, must be the little squirrel in me, putting things away for the winter! This past week or so I’ve been like a whirling dervish! What with preparing for and cooking Thanksgiving dinner, there’s been other tummy warming goodness that […]
Braised Chicken In Saffron Cream And Pasta
For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. If you like saffron, this one is for you! It’s saffrony and winey and yummy! When I make this chicken, I like to serve it in the Italian manner, I use some of the sauce to dress the paccheri/pacchero pasta (a very large tube pasta with […]
Chicken Braised In Apple Cider
For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. There is just something about apple cider (the hard stuff), in a sauce, then you have new crop apples add some great bacon and voila, a great combination! You might like to serve the braise with Colcannon** or mashed potatoes, or maybe even dumplings. The […]