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Buffalo and Mushroom Loaf with Caramelized Onions

Buffalo and Mushroom Loaf with Caramelized Onions

Continuing my buffalo kick with this easy, vegetable-filled meatloaf, made without grain-based fillers.  Things like bread and oats have traditionally been added to meatloaf to stretch the meat, but they are not really needed as a binder. For this recipe I added finely chopped cremini mushrooms and carrot to the ground buffalo, and topped it […]

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Pistachio Salt

Pistachio Salt

Finishing salts are pretty popular right now, ranging from single-origin salts to smoked salts and flavored salts.  Right now I have at least a half dozen varieties of salt stashed around the kitchen, and I do use them for different purposes to create layers of flavor.  This is a simple, flavored salt that adds a […]

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Chicken with Italian Plums

Chicken with Italian Plums

Italian plums are one of my favorite fruits, and they have a relatively short season, so grab them when you can.  I probably love the dusky, deep color as much as the flavor. Stack them in a bowl, and they make a beautiful centerpiece.  Also called “prune” plums (because yes, these are dried and sold […]

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Farmers' Market Puffy Omelette

Farmers’ Market Puffed Omelette

This is an impressive way to serve a simple omelette to your family or friends, and a great way to use seasonal vegetables.  The dish is baked until puffy and served right out of the pan. It will deflate a bit as it cools, but it retains a really light, delicate texture that works well […]

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Chilled Sorrel Soup, Seasonal and Savory

Chilled Sorrel Soup

Right now I am out on the back deck, and it is 101 degrees.  It’s a dry heat, so it only feels like 97.  Balmy.  We are in the midst of a pretty rough summer here in Colorado.  So, let’s take our minds off of the heat and the wildfires, and have some cold soup: […]

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Simple Seafood Stew

I have been busy wrapping up a significant chapter of my life,  so cooking has not been a top priority.  I didn’t think you all would want to see my recipe for “bag o’ salad” or “scrambled eggs,” which is the way it has been running for the past couple of weeks.  Things are winding […]

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