Rice Pudding

This is a more elegant iteration, but it can be simplified with ease. RICE PUDDING 3 C whole milk 4 cardamom pods, cracked 2 cinnamon sticks 1 1/2 C short grain rice, such as arborio Grated zest of 1/2 lemon 1/3 C raw (turbinado) sugar 1/4 C golden raisins 1/4 C sliced almonds Pinch of [...]

Roast Pork Loin

ROAST PORK LOIN WITH HERBS, APPLES & HONEY 3 lb boneless pork top loin roast, trimmed and tied 8 T (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 6 plump, fresh garlic cloves, peeled and cut in slivers Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 T fresh sage leaves, finely chopped 1 T fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped [...]

Arancini (Risotto Balls)

ARANCINI (RISOTTO BALLS) 3-4 C wild mushroom or other risotto, cooled 1-2 C Taleggio or other melting cheese, cut into 1/2″ cubes 4 large eggs 2 C all purpose flour 2 T fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped 1 T fresh sage leaves, finely chopped 2 T parmigiano-reggiano 2 C fine fresh bread crumbs Equal parts [...]

Coulis x 2 (Tomato, then Blueberry)

TOMATO COULIS 2 T extra virgin olive oil 3 plump, fresh garlic cloves, peeled and chopped 2 T shallots, peeled and chopped 2 lbs red and yellow heirloom tomatoes, cored, peeled, seeded, and chopped 1 T thyme leaves 1 bay leaf Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Place the olive oil in a heavy [...]

Potato Latkes

POTATO AND TURNIP LATKES 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and shredded 1 large turnip, peeled, quartered and shredded (or another potato) 1/2 medium yellow onion, peeled, quartered and shredded 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 T all-purpose flour 1/2 T fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped 1/2 T fresh sage leaves, finely chopped Sea salt and [...]

Egg Noodles with Greens

EGG NOODLES WITH SWISS CHARD, MUSTARD & COLLARD GREENS 1 lb thick Amish country egg noodles or other such noodles 3 C water 4 C chicken broth 2 T sea salt 1 small bunch collard greens (about 3/4 lb) rinsed & drained, stems removed, sliced crosswise into 1/2″ ribbons 1 small bunch mustard greens (about [...]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES 1 C old-fashioned rolled oats 2 C all-purpose flour 1 t baking soda 1/4 t baking powder 1/2 t sea salt 2 sticks (16 T) nsalted butter, room temperature 1 C light brown sugar 1/2 C granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 t vanilla extract 2 C bittersweet chocolate (70% cocoa) cut [...]

Roast Chicken with Citrus (Poli Roti aux Agrumes)

Just because you serve chicken does not mean a dish is boring. While at first blush this recipe seems lavish, it really is purely country fare. POULET ROTI AUX AGRUMES (ROAST CHICKEN WITH CITRUS) 1 4-5 lb. whole roasting chicken, neck and giblets set aside 1 orange, halved 3 T unsalted butter, room temperature Sea [...]

Steak au Poivre (Pepper Steak)

STEAK AU POIVRE (PEPPER STEAK) 2 steaks, thick, freshly cut KC strip or ribeye 4 T coarsely cracked fresh peppers (black, white, green, Szechuan) Sea salt 2 T extra virgin olive oil 2 T unsalted butter 4 gently smashed, but intact, garlic cloves 1/2 C cognac or brandy 1/2 C veal or chicken stock 3 [...]

Orzo

TOASTED ORZO 1 lb orzo 2 T unsalted butter 2 T olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 T cold unsalted butter 8 C combined chicken stock and water 1/4 C finely fresh parsley leaves or other fresh herbs, chopped Sea salt and freshly ground pepper Fresh parmigiano reggiano, grated Bring [...]