Getting Ready for Thanksgiving – Some Side Dish Ideas

Thanksgiving is a week away so you better start thinking about your menu! There are certain things you know you’re going to have, like a turkey, but for the most part you get a free range with your sides. Cheryl and I have been doing Thanksgiving together for eight years now and we’re always tryingContinue reading “Getting Ready for Thanksgiving – Some Side Dish Ideas”

Nduja – Taking The Next Step on The Path of Charcuterie

I am very excited about this week’s post. The first time we ate nduja was years ago at The Purple Pig here in Chicago and neither of us knew what it was, except that it was really fricking awesome. It’s a Calabrian sausage (toe of the Italian boot) and it is spicy! Spreadable, you canContinue reading “Nduja – Taking The Next Step on The Path of Charcuterie”

Sautéed Pumpkin and Chestnuts

Pumpkins have been filling up our CSA box here at the end of the season, and aside from pureed soups and pies what else can you do with them? Well, pumpkin is squash so you can treat it just like any other squash by roasting, mashing, or sautéing. This week I came across an interestingContinue reading “Sautéed Pumpkin and Chestnuts”