bones

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...]

10 Nutritional Powerhouses that Won't Break the Bank

Counting your pennies?   Trying to feed your family in an economic slump and every single dime counts?   In no particular order, here's my top ten nutritional powerhouses that … [Read more...]