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Chicken Recipes

Braised Chicken and Vegetables

I have come full circle. When I was a kid, my sister and I fought over the drumsticks. Then at some point, I decided the chicken breasts were the more grown up option and switched my allegiance to the white meat. In recent years I have seen the folly of my silly desire for maturity […]

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Beef Recipes

Grassfed On a Budget: Rosemary and Garlic Braised Oxtail Recipe

Why oxtail? It is becoming easier to find humanely raised, healthy, grassfed meats these days; but paying for them on a tight budget is tough. Filet mignon from my local farmer costs $27 a pound and even the more economical cuts like brisket and sirloin are nearing the double figures. This is especially hard for […]

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Fish Recipes

Whole Striped Bass on a Bed of Herbs

¬†I had to dig deep and find my inner hunter-gatherer this week when my husband brought home four striped bass from a fishing trip with friends. I’ve eaten lots of fish and watched others clean fish, but was completely intimidated by the prospect of scaling, gutting, and cooking a whole fish that had been swimming […]

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Pork Recipes

Roast Pork with Cherry Rhubarb Sauce

Our last big meat order from Polyface was the pork larder, so we’ve been eating lots of delicious pork chops, ribs, and sausage lately. The cut that had me a bit stymied though was the “fresh ham.” Google searches on recipes were coming up mostly empty except to explain how to cure and smoke a […]

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Pork Recipes

Cumin Spiced Pork Chops with Root Vegetables

Friends tell me that I am a good cook, but the truth is that I am really just good at following directions. Yes, I am comfortable in the kitchen and I know the basics. But there aren’t very many things that I feel confident just whipping up without consulting a recipe. In recent months¬†though I […]