Chick Peas with Chorizo Sausage – less meat, more veggies!

Chick Peas with Chorizo Sausage – less meat, more veggies!

Do you sometimes wonder what to do with the produce in your fridge and and all sorts of things in your freezer? While I am presenting this as a recipe as I made it, I encourage you to use the basic technique (saute onion and…

Want the Perfect Ham? Just Think Slow and Low

Want the Perfect Ham? Just Think Slow and Low

Finally! A totally foolproof way to produce the perfect ham, It is all about cooking it slow and low. I had saved a 5.5 lb bone-in smoked ham that I purchased last spring from Lilac Hedge Farm and decided that it would make a great…

Low Stress Method : Turkey Dinner for 12 with All the Fixings

Low Stress Method : Turkey Dinner for 12 with All the Fixings

Do you love to host Thanksgiving for your family and/or friends but find it stressful juggling all the prep work with your already busy life? Are you tired of staying up late the night before, getting up at the crack of dawn on the big day,…

Shrimp and Scallop in White Wine Sauce:  Quick and Tasty

Shrimp and Scallop in White Wine Sauce: Quick and Tasty

I have no idea how I avoided making a white wine sauce all these years. So tasty! So quick and easy! And, the best news is that it goes with all sorts of ingredients, from the the shrimp and scallops used in this recipe, to…

Simply the Best Roast Chicken!

Simply the Best Roast Chicken!

Sometimes simple does it just fine.  Take chicken, for example.You can dress it up, cut it up, marinade it, grill it, and use it in innumerable recipes for soups, stir fry dishes, casseroles, pasta dishes, wraps, and more.  One of the most versatile of foods,…

What the Hake? It’s really good!

What the Hake? It’s really good!

Last week Michelle The Fish Lady (aka Globe Fish at the Wakefield Farmers Market) recommended that I try some hake, a white fish that is similar in flavor to haddock et al. Always up to trying something new, I got a pound and decided to…

A Ham Like No Other – Locally raised is the best!

A Ham Like No Other – Locally raised is the best!

I have re-discovered locally raised pasture-fed beef, pork, and poultry, thanks to going to the Winchester Winter Farmers Market at Mahoney’s  for the past several weeks.  I am so glad our friends at John Crow Farm of Groton, MA are there – I sure have…

Steak – Definitely Not Just for Grilling!

Steak – Definitely Not Just for Grilling!

My husband would have never agreed with the title of this post before trying steak prepared via a simple stove-top technique presented by Chef Tiffani Faison on NECN earlier this week. Although we tune into NECN mostly for the weather (we are big Matt Noyes…

Roasted Chicken Quarters with Fennel, Green Onions, and Potatoes

Roasted Chicken Quarters with Fennel, Green Onions, and Potatoes

Last Saturday, I could not resist getting a just-picked fennel bulb from Farmer Dave and some lovely big green onions from Flats Mentor Farm.  And, the week before, I had picked up a pack of two big chicken leg quarters from John Crow Farm and…

Grilled Shrimp and Scallops on a Bed of Arugula and Sliced Peaches

Grilled Shrimp and Scallops on a Bed of Arugula and Sliced Peaches

It always amazes me how just a few ingredients can come together and create an amazing bouquet of flavor.  And it is especially fun when it happens due to a “what I have on hand” situation. This particular meal got its start by The Fish…