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Portable Soup: My Homemade Bouillon

Portable soup, a sort of homemade bouillon, sustained travelers before Cup O' Noodles lined rest stop shelves and salty powdered bouillon cubes gave home cooks a short cut in … [Read more...]

Perpetual Soup: The Easiest Bone Broth You’ll Make

Bone broth is a staple of my family’s diet.  As with healthy fats, heirloom vegetables, grass-fed meats and a good old-fashioned fermented cod liver oil, we consume a lot of bone … [Read more...]

CSA Box

mystery veggies in your csa box? what to do with what’s in your box.

I have a confession: I have no idea what’s in my CSA box this week, and, I’m confident I’m not alone.  Sure, I can recognize the sugar snap peas and carrots, the lacinato kale with … [Read more...]

a vintage recipe: cream of chicken soup

Cream of chicken soup, real cream of chicken soup, doesn’t come from a red and white can, folks. Real cream of chicken soup is homemade, from scratch and lovingly tended as it … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Fresh Chicken Broth: Achieving a Solid Gel

A good stock is the backbone of a good kitchen; it provides flavor to your dishes as well as sustenance and nourishment for your body.   Broth features in the traditional foods of … [Read more...]

Voodoo Stock: Chicken Feet & Chili Peppers

Chicken feet - gnarly, repulsive and disturbing - make for the very best stock. Devoid of little else but tendons, bone and cartilage (sound appetizing yet?), chicken feet produce … [Read more...]

Beef Stock: A Simple Recipe

Beef stock - especially homemade beef stock is remarkably easy to prepare especially using this tried-and-true classic beef stock recipe.   You don't need purchased beef base to … [Read more...]

Foodbuzz 24 24 24: Recession-proof Supper Party

Money woes are everywhere.   Healthcare costs are rising.   Food costs are increasing.   Electricity is higher now than it used to be.   Between lost jobs, shortened working hours, … [Read more...]