Salisbury Steak Recipe

A Recipe: Salisbury Steak for Grown-ups

This is not your lunch lady’s Salisbury steak recipe. No.  Not by any means.  In this Salisbury steak recipe, we pair grass-fed beef with earthy oyster and shiitake mushrooms, fresh thyme and mineral-rich homemade beef stock. It’s a luxurious dish – rich and robust. For a woman who lives food, dreams food, revels in food… 

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A Recipe for Winter: Apple & Spice Dutch Baby Pancake

Dutch baby pancakes, puffy and golden brown, are my go-to dish for wholesome and nourishing breakfasts.  At night, when I’ve tucked my son into his cotton quilts and woolen blankets, I ask him what he wants to eat for the next morning’s breakfast.  So many dishes, properly prepared, need time  – soaked oatmeal porridge, baked… 

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a recipe for good luck: creamed collard greens

Looking for a collard greens recipe to bring a little luck to your new year?  In this traditional recipe for creamed collards, collard greens are gently simmered in fresh cream with caramelized onions and sprinkling of freshly grated nutmeg.  Creamed collards speak to the essence of comfort food in a way few other dishes do.  There’s easy… 

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how to celebrate the first snow (a recipe for buckwheat sourdoughnuts)

The first snow of the season greeted us this morning, blanketing our mountain town under a thin, cold and icy film.   Grey clouds hung low against the hills, revealing the peaks only by the fleeting whims of a chilly autumn breeze. Each year when the snows first arrive, we celebrate – last year they arrived on… 

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a recipe: braised steak with red wine and rosemary

I like a good steak – rich, tender, juicy, barely cooked.  Most of all, I like a good grass-fed steak.  In fact anything else leaves me a bit queasy.  There’s a striking difference between local grass-fed meats and those that are raised on feedlots – not only in flavor, but also in nutrient profiles.  For the… 

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Cider-braised Brisket with Tzimmes

Braised brisket with tzimmes, a classic dish for Rosh Hashanah, takes a new direction with the addition of hard apple cider.  Slowly cooked and tenderly watched, grass-fed beef brisket is first seared in tallow then doused in homemade beef stock and hard cider and roasted in a clay baker or Dutch oven for several hours. … 

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a recipe: bbq sauce that’s hot, sweet and black as sin

Homemade barbecue sauce, sweet, hot and full of rich flavor, is one of our favorite indulgences.  One of the last opportunities for summer barbecues lurks just around the corner, and we’re preparing for labor day by planning our last big picnic of the season: grass-fed brisket with homemade barbecue sauce, fresh tomato salad, plenty of sour pickles,… 

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Recipe: Homemade Orange Creamsicles

Creamsicles.  Don’t you love them?  I mean, really now, how can you not adore them in all their icy, creamy glory.  And when you taste homemade creamsicle, you’ll never miss the prepackaged, boxed versions. The other day, my son and I were resting on the soft grass in our front lawn, gazing at the clouds… 

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Recipe: Olive Oil Ice Cream with Blood Oranges

Olive oil ice cream with blood oranges, inspired by these olive oil recipes, recently found its way to our kitchen with our first bottles of fresh, raw milk for the year.  In this recipe for olive oil ice cream, the inclusion of a good quality unrefined, extra virgin olive oil is essential.  The flavor of… 

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Home-cured Corned Beef

Home-cured corned beef.  It seems daunting, doesn’t it?  Curing meat at home is much easier than you’d expect, and there’s a growing community of home cooks who are beginning to revive traditional methods of food preservation and charcuterie.  Preparing corned beef at home is a simple entrance into this lost art; moreover, the flavor is… 

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