Fall

Coffee & Honey Braised Pork Belly

September 12, 2012
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Recently I have had the great fortune of writing for Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine. Not only has it led to a variety of interesting research projects on the culinary roots of Louisiana and its inhabitants (perfect for this nerd), but it has also been a fantastic kitchen challenge. I have had fun developing recipes with simple […]

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Duck with Citrus and Red Onion

July 15, 2012
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A second citrus recipe as we pack and prepare for a few weeks of visiting friends and family in Norway. While I may have just said that I wanted to avoid duck and chicken dishes when experimenting with citrus, I gave in. There are only so many ways to cook meat and citrus, and while […]

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Sweet Lemon Glazed Root Vegetables

March 12, 2012
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This past Saturday I brought home a bunch of gorgeous purple carrots and baby turnips from Hollygrove Market and Farm. While it took a few days for them to find their way to our kitchen table, I finally had time this evening to create something delicious with the tender vegetables. On the same Saturday I […]

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Blackberry Farm’s Carrot Souffle

December 1, 2011
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Thanksgiving is an overwhelmingly beige event. Turkey, stuffing, gravy, pumpkin pie. Beige. Not that that is a bad thing. I love Thanksgiving and all the blandly colored foods that fill the buffet. However, even an old Thanksgiving hand like myself can sometimes get a hankering for a little splash of color. Enter The Blackberry Farm […]

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The World’s Best Cranberry Sauce

November 21, 2011
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In case you were wondering, my mother makes the best cranberry sauce in the world. In honor of this season of giving thanks and giving gifts, here is my gift to you. Enjoy. The World’s Best Cranberry Sauce aka Onion Raisin Cranberry Confit 2/3 cup golden raisins 2/3 cup dark raisins 2 pounds pearl onions […]

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Cooking with Shelburne Farms

November 8, 2011
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It’s been a while since we have spotlighted a cookbook at Gourmet & Gourmand, but this past weekend brought a large crowd for Sunday dinner, for which we decided to pull an old favorite from the bookshelf; Cooking with Shelburne Farms by Melissa Pasanen with Rick Gencarelli. Shelburne, to quote their website, “is a 1400-acre working […]

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Halloween: The Aftermath (Part II)

November 4, 2011
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As I wrote about yesterday, in the interest of not wasting yet another pumpkin I roasted and pureed my leftover Halloween pumpkins to use in as many recipes as I could come up with. Yesterday’s Pumpkin Nut Bread took care of a measly 3 cups of that puree, but what to do with the remaining […]

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Halloween: The Aftermath (Part I)

November 3, 2011
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We don’t have kids, but our neighbors sure do. As in many neighborhoods across the country, when October 31st rolls around, it means baskets filled with candy and porches covered in pumpkins. It’s been years since I’ve carved a pumpkin and I wasn’t about to begin Monday night, but we did buy a few large […]

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Sweet Pea Risotto with Lemon and Mint

October 4, 2011
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To continue with our fall recipe trend here is a tangy risotto recipe that combines distinct ingredients of strong flavor and color; mint and lemon. It’s rather rich, so make it your entire meal and don’t be greedy with the portions. If you find it too heavy for your liking, cut back on the Parmesan cheese and […]

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Poached Pears with Cardamom Lemon Syrup

September 27, 2011
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There’s nothing like a juicy, succulent pear to put a smile on my face. Unless it’s a crispy, crunchy pear covered in blue cheese. Oh, or a dense, sweet Pear Tart Tatin. Or maybe even a thick pear preserve stockpiled for the winter. Ok, so when it comes to pears, I have more then a little […]

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