Category Archives: Vegetables

Topinambour with Braised Flanken Ribs

Topinambour or Jerusalem artichokes or sun chokes are a delicious alternative to potatoes.  I poached this recipe idea from Jamie Oliver, although I did increase the simmering time. I purchased these beauties from an actual farmer at one of the … Continue reading

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Pistou Soup with Smoked Ham

Pistou soup is a delicious, hearty vegetable soup from Provence, France.  Choosing to spend our winters in Northeast Pennsylvania, it’s only normal that stews, roasts, soups and heavier fare are a large part of our winter menu and I was … Continue reading

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Braised Oxtails with Spicy Bok Choy

My mom made oxtails frequently (at that time they were cheap).  Everyone loved them because of the generous meat portions that enrobed the bones and the rich onion gravy she “smothered” them with.  This was usually accompanied by rice and … Continue reading

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Smoked Ham, Split Pea and Barley Soup

After a brief, unsuccessful stint as a branch of Food Mart, Dave’s Super Duper is back!  I imagine they lost quite a few customers because they ditched their butcher and signed on to Food Mart brand prepackaged meat, cheese and … Continue reading

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Giant Zucchini Stuffed with Chicken Curry

Our neighbor Jane gave me with an enormous, beautiful zucchini, vaguely intimidating but also challenging in a way I like 🙂 I remembered a blog post I wrote in Sens about stuffing small, round zucchini with chicken curry and remembered … Continue reading

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Spicy Indian Aubergine

Indian aubergine are so cute and also rare in our supermarkets.  I got lucky with these. They remind me a bit of the popular, indigenous djakattou vegetable found in West Africa, a cross between tomato and eggplant.  The djakattou is … Continue reading

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Roasted Duck Leg with Spaghetti Squash

Hudson Valley Foie Gras is a duck farm located in Ferndale, New York, our old stomping ground when we has a house in Youngsville.  It’s amazing they’re still in business because for a while there was wild-eyed, fanatic pressure from … Continue reading

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