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Salt Cod Fritters

Salt Cod Fritters

Salt cod is a food I have loved since I was introduced to it as an adult in the form of a creamy, pungent, garlicky Brandade.  It was one of those dishes that was a revelation, and I since that first taste I have sought out salt cod dishes wherever they have appeared on restaurant […]

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Fresh Cranberry-Orange Relish

Fresh Cranberry-Orange Relish

This is a fresh and simple alternative to the cooked (or canned) cranberry sauce that usually shows up at your Thanksgiving feast.  The addition of fresh orange juice and zest means that you don’t need to add a whole lot of sugar to achieve a perfect sweet-tart flavor balance. Traditional cooked sauces call for a […]

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Grain-free Carrot Cake Pancakes

Carrot Cake Pancakes

Winter has been strange and moody this year, with more genuinely cold weather than we are used to, and my personal weather gauge is more sensitive to the cold since we have chickens.  Our smallest chicken, Lightning, got a case of frostbite on the tips of her comb during a bitter cold snap, and I […]

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Savory Baked Apples

Savory Baked Apples

Breakfast has always been a difficult meal for me.  I’m not a fan of a lot of the traditional American breakfast foods that are based largely on starch and sweets, and I spent a number of years skipping breakfast altogether.  While I don’t believe that breakfast is “the most important meal of the day” (and […]

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Lamb Stew over Charred Eggplant Puree

Lamb Stew over Charred Eggplant Puree

This is a riff on Sultan’s Delight, a traditional Turkish dish of braised lamb over a roasted eggplant mash. Like all “traditional” dishes, there are countless variations on the theme, and you have a lot of flexibility in how you season the dish. I eliminated the typical addition of flour to thicken the eggplant, and […]

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Loaded Sweet Potato Bisque

Loaded Sweet Potato Bisque

Potato soup is something that I always find appealing in concept, but in general I am never that excited about the actual product.  Most of it seems bland and a little gluey.  I’m sure there are some excellent versions out there that I have yet to try, but right now I am excited about this […]

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