Braised Fennel Gratin – Yes We Do Eat Vegetables Sometimes

Looking back at recent posts I notice there are a lot of meat-centric ones. Though I do love cooking meat, curing it, making sausages, etc., I think the recent posts are due more to seasonality. It’s winter, we eat more braises and roasts than salads. That’s not to say vegetables disappear altogether from the table,Continue reading “Braised Fennel Gratin – Yes We Do Eat Vegetables Sometimes”

Culatello – Another Curing Result is In!

A little more than a month ago I posted about curing a butchered ham into a fiocco and culatello. At the time I was only able to show you the fiocco since being the smaller of the two it was ready in a shorter amount of time. Well, here we are 5 weeks later andContinue reading “Culatello – Another Curing Result is In!”

Roast beef with Coffee Rub and Bordelaise Sauce

I had a really nice piece of beef sitting in the fridge and wanted to do something a little different with it. Nothing really jumped out at me from the cookbooks I was looking in but I did see a sauce idea for a rather simple version of Bordelaise sauce. So I thought ok, that’llContinue reading “Roast beef with Coffee Rub and Bordelaise Sauce”

40 Cloves of Garlic Chicken With Tarragon Mustard Sauce

  I don’t think I had cooked any chicken since before Thanksgiving so this was a refreshing change of pace for us from all of the Christmas/New Year’s overindulging. Now that I think about it, I am pretty sure the last time we had a chicken dinner here at home I made 40 cloves ofContinue reading “40 Cloves of Garlic Chicken With Tarragon Mustard Sauce”