World AIDS Day: Cooking for Those in Need

Monday, is World AIDS Day.  This day represents the 20 year struggle to fight AIDS and to force AIDS to be recognized as the devastating disease that it is.  I remember first hearing about “le SIDA” when I was in 6th grade in France.  I overheard some of the teenagers …

Chicken with Olives and Tangy Beer-Tomato Sauce

This recipe is a slight modification of a recipe from Maryana Vollstedt’s book The big book of casseroles. Chicken with olives and tangy beer-tomato sauce Remember to double the recipe if you are making it for your family and another family.  Otherwise one recipe will give you 6 servings. Ingredients: Tangy Beer-Tomato …

What's For Dinner: Supper Club

Smells of warm cookies waft down the hall.  Supper is warming in the oven.  Vegetables are steaming on the stovetop.  The home-made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are perched on their cooling rack.  The sweet sound of a cork popping from the bottle of red wine and the clink of wine …

Patricia Wells' Braised Beef with Carrots (adapted)

Equipment:  A large, heavy-duty skillet with a lid: 12 warmed dinner plates (or in our case three cold dinner plates, and four melamine kids plates, a lidded Pyrex in the fridge, and a plastic to go container.) 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 pounds of beef in a single piece from …

Planning For Thanksgiving: Cook It

If you’re coming over for Thanksgiving, this is what’s on our menu. Roast Turkey with Bacon-herb butter and cider gravy (Bon Appetit Nov. 2008) Roasted Fall Vegetables in Cheddar Crust (Eating Well Dec. 2008) Herb and Onion Stuffing (Bon Appetit Nov. 2008) or Rustic Bread Stuffing with Dried Cranberries & Oyster …

This Week's Pizza

In the fridge:  eggplant from Lindentree CSA, fresh mozzarella cheese from the CSA, plain old-school white mushrooms from Market Basket,  a tiny bit of Applegate ham left over from making lunches, whole wheat dough from whole foods thawing In the pantry:  pizza sauce, oregano, Maldon’s sea salt, pepper grinder On …