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BRICK SPATCHCOCKED LEMON CHICKEN

It’s glorious here in the Midwest this time of year; yes, it’s hot and yes, the bugs are out in full force, but nearly every day is blue sky and white clouds. Our gardens grow abundantly (as do the weeds!), the new pond is balanced and both fish and plants […]

SLOW COOKER CHICKEN BROTH – AND ONE SIMPLE CHANGE

It was nearly seven years ago on a Palm Sunday weekend that The Professor found himself headed to the ER in an ambulance and me frantically calling my father-in-law for a ride to the hospital. It was terrifying not knowing exactly what was happening – especially when doctors used the […]

GLUTEN-FREE TURKEY SANDWICH W/CRANBERRY SAUCE & HUMMUS

True confession: I’m more interested in the sides during holiday meals than I am the turkey. Dressing (or stuffing as it’s called, depending on which side of the Mason-Dixon line you call home), potatoes, gravy, brussel sprouts, green bean casserole, cranberry salad, cornbread, parker house rolls, biscuits and pie. Kinda […]

FORBIDDEN WALDORF SALAD WITH SMOKED TURKEY

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”27325467″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – Downtime¬†by Vonda Shepard Until about three months ago, I’d never heard of black rice, or ‘forbidden’ rice. But during one of our stays on Vashon, Chef Danny made a pot of black rice and served it with a simple pork loin roast […]

HARISSA CHICKEN WITH OLIVES

Musical pairing – Beautiful Eyes by Taylor Swift It’s quiet this morning except for a train somewhere off in the distance . . . I don’t know where that train is going but it’s these moments when I’m present enough to actually hear its whistle, I wonder where those tracks […]