Month: March 2011

Easy-Peasy Pickles

Ingredients: 4 lb pickling cucumbers, quartered length-wise 3 cups water 2 3/4 cups white vinegar 1/4 cup pickling salt 1/4 cup minced dill 3 teaspoons black peppercorns 3 teaspoons dill seeds 3 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons fennel seed 1 1/2 teaspoons celery seed 4 large cloves garlic, […]

Site Updates

As some of you have noticed, I’ve done some updates to the blog this week. I’ve streamlined the design a bit. I have added some pages: a new FAQ page, and pages about me, press and cookbook information. I’ve also added a  section showcasing the most popular recipes of all time on […]

Artichoke Basil Dip

Ingredients: 1 lb labne (Kefir cheese) 14 oz canned artichoke hearts in brine, drained and chopped 3/4 (loose) cup of fresh basil leaves 1 shallot 3 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons nonpareil capers 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce zest of one lemon sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Place […]

Rice Cooker Caribbean-style Chicken Rice Pilau

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cubed 15 oz canned fire roasted diced tomatoes 8 oz canned pigeon peas, drained 1 cup light coconut milk 1 cup chicken stock 1 onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 jalapenos, diced 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 1/2 tablespoons Caribbean-style curry […]

Chicken Salad with Pickled Beets and Vidalia Onions

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 bunch Vidalia onion (with greens) chopped* 1/2 cup diced pickled beets 1/4 cup mayonaise 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon yellow mustard seed Directions: Poach the chicken breasts. Allow them to cool until easily handled and diced the meat. Add […]

Corny Jalapeno Shallot Cornbread

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup cornmeal 1/2 cup flour 1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature 1/3 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels 1/3 cup melted butter, cooled slightly 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 egg, at room temperature 1 jalapeno, chopped 1 shallot, chopped Directions: […]

Turnip Greens with Cottage Ham

Ingredients: 1 lb turnip greens (young, smaller leaves if possible), thick ribs removed 6 cups chicken, ham or turkey stock 4 cloves garlic, sliced 2 onions, diced 2 bay leaves 2 cups boneless cottage ham, diced 1 jalapeno pepper, diced 2 tablespoons canola oil leaves from a few sprigs of fresh thyme […]

Meyer Lemon-Tangerine Ginger Jelly

Ingredients: 3 cups freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice 1 cup freshly squeezed tangerine juice 4 cups sugar 1 packet dry pectin 2 inch knob ginger, thickly sliced Directions: Whisk the juice through a sieve to get rid of any pulp. If it goes below 4 cups, add more juice or […]

Cajun Cornish Game Hens

Ingredients: 2 Cornish Game Hens (about 2 lb each) 2 shallots 2 bay leaves 4 springs of fresh thyme dry rub: 1 tablespoon sea salt 1/2 tablespoon hot paprika 1/2 tablespoon ground cayenne 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 1/2 teaspoons minced dried […]

Fruity Pulled Chicken

Ingredients: 2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs 1/4 cup chili sauce (like Heinz) 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 4 oz orange jam 3/4 cup pineapple juice 2 tablespoons bourbon 1 chipolte pepper in adobo 1 1/2 teaspoon mesquite liquid smoke 1 shallot, thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced salt freshly […]