Category Archives: meat, poultry,and fish

Classic chicken noodle soup

Our wonderful friend Joe came over recently, bearing goodwill and the largest organic chicken I’d ever seen. He roasted it in our oven with an onion, a pile of tiny red potatoes, and not nearly enough carrots. (Few things on … Continue reading

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Pulled pork, courtesy of the Pioneer Woman

We are now proud owners of half a pig. Our friend Don decided to raise pigs this year, and we were able to get in on the results. Our local butcher took care of the dismantling, and very kindly wrapped … Continue reading

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Salmon salad two ways

I wanted to post a recipe for a favorite dish of ours, a robust stew of ground turkey, salsa, and beans topped with a cheesy crust. Unfortunately, it looks like … mush. It’s completely beyond my current skills to get … Continue reading

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Skillet supper, v.2: sausages and peppers over cheesy polenta

This is a piece I wrote a few months ago and forgot to post. So ignore the obvious references to warm weather (snow is predicted tonight; lunches on the deck are now but a dream) and enjoy the food. Company … Continue reading

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Skillet supper on the new stove

NOTE: I was ready to post this, I really was. Then a brief storm rolled through and knocked out our power for a whole day. Eighty-mile-an-hour winds will do that to you. So here’s what should have been posted a … Continue reading

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Salmon with wasabi cream

Tom and I lived in the Washington DC area for over a decade, so you think we’d be used to hot, humid summers. It’s only 83 degrees, normally an ideal summer temperature, but the air is saturated and there’s not … Continue reading

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The circle of life, chicken style.

Roast chicken is in every omnivore cook’s repertoire, and there are as many ways to prepare it as there are cooks. My version has evolved over the years. There are elements that I tweak every time I make it, and … Continue reading

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