Tag: Porcini Mushrooms

Fall Mains, Winter Mains

Red Wine Braised Oxtails

Oxtails have to be one of my favourite things! They are so tender, unctuous and just plain lip-smacking good! This is a recipe I have made for years with a tweak here, and a tweak there along the way. Years ago oxtails were very inexpensive…not any more…I guess they have been “discovered”…never mind the stories […]

Basics & Tips

First Trip to Italy

A few years before we made our first trip to Tuscany, a friend had loaned us “her favourite movie ever”, Under the Tuscan Sun. What I remember most, besides her incredibly gorgeous lover, Marcello, and maybe the food shots, were the views of the Tuscan countryside. It was so stunning I said to my husband, […]

Fall Mains, Winter Mains

Chicken Thighs with Red Wine Sauce

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I like to keep chicken thighs on hand in the freezer. They come in handy for a quick summer barbecue or a braise in the fall & winter months. The chicken would be delicious served with a saffron risotto, pasta or roasted potatoes.   I like to keep […]