Dinners

The Acorn Files ~ Tacos

The Acorn Files ~ Tacos

This acorn recipe differs from most in that the acorns are processed using the hot leaching method. Although this technique requires a bit more energy, the end results are the ability to use the acorn as a nut, not a flour, which is a result of cold leaching. 

Put that Pizza on the Grill!

Put that Pizza on the Grill!

The trick to a good pizza is working with a hot oven, or in this case, a hot grill. I cranked up all 3 burners and set the stone on top, closed the lid, and kicked back. I dusted my peel with cornmeal and rolled out the dough by hand, applied the toppings, and set it in the grill with the lid closed. Within 10 minutes, I had a nice brown crust, melty toppings, and an aroma to live for!

Acorn Fried Flounder Roe

Acorn Fried Flounder Roe

We eat a lot of eggs here. From chickens to fish, any way we can get more eggs into our diet the better. Several times a year I stock up on flounder roe, available locally, freshly frozen, and for a fair price too. There are many preparations I adore, but non as much as pan fried, which gives the outside a nice crunch to complement the soft textured interior. 

Nettle Paneer

Nettle Paneer

I've never been a big fan of Indian food, but I will add, I've never really eaten good Indian food. My memories of a popular spot in my hometown comes with greasy sauces, precut frozen vegetables, and less then excellent parboiled rice that often accompanied most dishes.  Since those meals many years ago, I've simply stayed away from the cuisine. But thankfully, things have changed. 

10 Tips for Your Thanksgiving Meal

10 Tips for Your Thanksgiving Meal

I love Thanksgiving! For me, it's the time to give thanks for the abundant year that we've had and to enjoy the seasons harvest with close friends and family. Its the holiday of the year that I love to get busy in the kitchen and cook up a big feast. Roasted turkey from our friends at Roots & Wings Farmstead, sourdough stuffing, several veggie sides, organ meat infused gravy, plenty of hard cider, and of course desserts!

Farmhouse Pot Roast

Farmhouse Pot Roast

Yesterday I woke with the first light and cool breeze sneaking it's way through the barely opened window. As per usual, I made my way downstairs, got a fire going, spun a Jackson Browne record, and started a pot of coffee. I knew it would be a busy day ahead so I went right into prep for lunch. 

Egg Week ~ Put an Egg on It!

Egg Week ~ Put an Egg on It!

For those of you who raise chickens in your backyard, you may know what it's like to have heaps of eggs in the pantry at all times. Since I began raising chickens, I have become accustomed to consuming eggs nearly every day, and sometimes, at multiple meals. Eggs are quick to prepare, packed with quality fats, and the perfect delivery system for various sauces and condiments.

Traditional Irish "Corned" Beef

Traditional Irish "Corned" Beef

This is the original corned beef. "Corned" is a English term for small bits and in this recipe the small bits are the Salt. It was posted in 1968 in the "Irish Times" to show the care Irish take with corned beef in order to be avoid being confused with English Corned beef, it is call "Spiced Beef". It was served with cabbage for Christmas, Easter, and St. Patrick's day.