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Braised Pork Spare Ribs

Braised Pork Spare Ribs We are pushing into winter so it is still time for comfort food.  But we want to keep it light as well cause you know what comfort food can do to ya.  We have been making a few braises lately.  If you haven’t noticed this style …

Turkey Roulade

Turkey Roulade Just in case you haven’t had enough turkey yet. But at the same time, maybe you like turkey for Christmas… Here we go, this week we are doing something a bit fancier than what we have done till now.  To make a roulade, you are stepping into French …

Turkey and Dumplings 1

Turkey and Dumplings

Turkey and Dumplings Yep, it’s true. Thanksgiving hasn’t given up on us yet. Granted this is the last of the turkey for us this holiday. At my mothers it is traditional to turn the turkey into turkey and dumpling soup. Well, I had the bones this year so instead of …

Slow Roasted Turkey

Slow Roasted Turkey

Slow Roasted Turkey I subscribe to a different view of what works when you cook a turkey. I don’t bother with marinades or rubs or injecting. All this is a bit superfluous, for me and my dinner. Granted a nice rub could add some extra flavor with the method I …

Queso Blanco

Queso Blanco #freshcheese

Queso Blanco There are a myriad variety of different cheeses with all sorts of different methods for making them. Some cheeses require special equipment and long maturation times. And then there is queso blanco. This is a simple cheese that takes very little time to make and enjoy. Recipe: 1 …

Sausage and kraut

Sausage and Kraut #realfood

Sausage and Kraut I must be on a kick lately but considering we are in the fall and it is Oktoberfest time, it seems appropriate to showcase foods that fit in with the theme. (Imagine I don’t get into this kick for Thanksgiving or Christmas) If you remember, last week …

Lacto Fermentation: Sauerkraut

Natural Sauerkraut The fear of pathogens is a thing of science fiction in the world today. We seem to run across news articles on a regular basis about super viruses and other evil machinations that put the fear of crazy in all of us. The sad thing is, this fear …

Acorn Squash Ravioli #Realfood

Fall in Michigan is probably my favorite season.  There is a crisp bite to the air, not to cold but still far from sweltering hot.  This change brings about a certain aroma, though I am not sure I can name it exactly; there is a certain fragrance in the air …

cranberry scones 1

Cranberry Scones #realfood

Scones are a beautiful thing. Not quite a biscuit and not quite a muffin. It’s a bit like the best of both worlds. And with a spot of jam they are delightful (Yeah, that sounds entirely too cheery to me too.) Enough of that nonsense, let’s make some scones… Cranberry …

preserved tomatoes

Preserved Tomatoes #realfood

Preserved Tomatoes We go through a decent amount of tomatoes over the course of the year. Makes me wonder what our sauces would be like if the Europeans held to the belief that tomatoes were poisonous. But I digress… Aside from our stand up freezer I have three fridges (2 …