Morel and Fiddlehead Ragout

Fiddle Heads and Morels

I’m from the Pacifc Northwest and grew up eating the local flora and fauna. My grandfather, mother and stepfather all used to take me  mushroom picking and we would get giant bags of morels. They are my absolute favorite but, … Continue reading

Chicken Roasted in a Simple Crust

Chicken Roasted in a Simple Crust

Recipe adapted from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen Ok, so I saw this recipe yesterday in an email from Tasting Table and I was all, WHAT??? It’s so brilliant. I have cooked parts of chicken in pastry but never a … Continue reading

Homemade Worcestershire Sauce

Recipe: Liquids & pastes: 4 cups vinegar (I used a combination of malt, apple cider, white and balsamic) 1 cup molasses 1 cup black soy sauce 1/2 cup tamarind paste 4 to 6 anchovy fillets, chopped Zest and juice of … Continue reading

Sauerbraten, Spätzle and Red Cabbage

One of my favorite German meals is Sauerbraten, Spätzle and red cabbage. I’ve been craving it lately and have wanted to try making the Sauerbraten for a long time. I love the spicy, tangy richness but since it takes 3-5 … Continue reading

Canning Homemade Ketchup

When I told my friend Lisa I was planning to make homemade ketchup she said “Don’t you think you’re getting a little bit carried away with this whole Martha Stewart thing? I mean, who makes their own ketchup?” I do. … Continue reading