a recipe: italian red torpedo onion gratin with fresh herbs

Onion gratin with fresh herbs is one of those special indulgences: fragrant, rich with cream and herbs.  It’s an old-fashioned dish with no pretense.  It’s comfort food at its … [Read more...]

nostalgia for summer: flaugnarde with roasted berries

Flaugnarde, a sort of rustic custard reminiscent of classic cherry clafoutis, sweetened our breakfast table this week. It’s a simple dessert, flaugnarde.  Fresh cream, wildflower … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

A Recipe: Fresh Herb Frittata

Herb Fritattas, fluffy and light, are remarkably versatile and when hens in the valley are producing at their height and the farmers market is chugging along, we often find four … [Read more...]

Sourdough French Toast with Maple and Cinnamon

French toast enjoys a wide and varied history,  and food history enthusiasts will find that the combination of beaten egg, day-old bread and good seasonings pop up in the … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Hachiya Persimmon & Mandarin Ice Cream

Sure, spring brings strawberries and summer brings peaches, but autumn with its bounty of turnips, rutabagas and curly kale is my favorite season.   It's the season of under-loved … [Read more...]