Roasted Vegetable Tarte Tatin & Another Thought

Every year, without fail, I mourn that the holidays are over. While taking down our Christmas ornaments, putting away the stockings and cleaning up pine needles, I go into a temporary funk that this most joyous time is over, again. Although I know it comes every year, I truly love the magic of Christmas, the […]

Slow Cooked Short Ribs with Cauliflower Puree & Fresh

This is a cold weather meal if there ever was one. It is the type you serve when it is bleak and damp outside, maybe even snowy. The smell of slow cooking food, deep, savory, and rich aromas, will fill every inch of your abode. While you are holed up, possibly doing chores, taxes or […]

Lamb Shanks Braised with Swiss Chard & St. Germain

I had just finished WWOOF-ing (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) for a week in Sicily and one of my fellow workers offered to drive my roommate and I back to Palermo in his rosemary green Fiat to catch our Navi. I remember racing through the rolling hills toward Palermo with exotic sounds from a CD […]