This week, I had some colleagues up from NYC and, in addition to working hard, we had a lovely dinner at an Italian steakhouse. Being somewhat contrarian, I ordered the duck. It was fantastic, but HUGE!!! The menu said it was half a duck, but I didn’t connect that that meant they’d serve me HALF A DUCK. It was as big as my face!! Needless to say, I went home with at least a . . . → Read More: 15-Minute Mu Shu Duck for One
Sorry that we’ve been MIA. My cousin got married this weekend (Congrats, Peter and Holly!!) so we’ve been busy with travel and seeing family. We’ll have a few local Minnesota posts this week – we’re going to a local food restaurant in Minneapolis tonight and hopefully picking some chokecherries at the cabin in a couple of days. First, a salad that we made last week that blew us away.
I found this recipe in . . . → Read More: Green Bean Salad with Crispy Duck
Our food storage situation was getting out of control. Half a duck fell out of the freezer and landed on my shoe-less toes. Random bags of grains leftover from this fall made getting the breakfast granola a daily battle. And somehow we had a whole shopping bag full of mushrooms in the refrigerator. Time to take charge!!
We sautéed two chopped onions (Paffenroth Gardens) with some garlic (Keith’s Farm) in sunflower oil (Stolor Organics). . . . → Read More: Dark Days: Attacking Food Storage Clutter
Local pinto beans from Cayuga Pure Organics
On Saturday night we threw a party for some friends and needed to find a solid anchor for the menu, something that would stand up to the punch (and help our friends stand up to the punch). With the lousy weather we wanted something warm and inviting that is filling and can be prepared well in advance. Enter cassoulet!
Cassoulet is a slow-cooked meat and bean stew. . . . → Read More: How to Make Cassoulet in a Slow Cooker