Green Pea and Ham Soup

Recipe 13 of 103 How about some soup? Creamy, earthy, sweet and savory green pea soup with lovely chunks of smoked ham hock. April has you make a ham stock with smoked ham hocks. So lets chat about ham hocks for a moment. The ham hocks you get at a regular grocery stores are smokedContinue reading “Green Pea and Ham Soup”

Carrot, Avocado and Orange Salad

Recipe 12 of 103 Avocado…Yes Oranges…Yes Carrots…..Meh My history with carrots starts when my skin turned orange at the wee age of 18 months, after being fed too much carrot juice when my Mom received a juicer for Christmas. Thinking I had jaundice she took me to the doctor, he said slow down on theContinue reading “Carrot, Avocado and Orange Salad”

Beet and Smoked Trout Salad

Recipe 11 of 103 April describes this dish as being full of contrasts. The beets are warm and sweet, the smokey trout is salty, flaky and tender, then the creme fraiche joins in to refresh your palate. Here is what you will need serves 4 3 to 4 bunches of baby beets (20-25) washed wellContinue reading “Beet and Smoked Trout Salad”

Lemon Olive Oil Dressing

Recipe 10 of 103 The perfect simple salad dressing. The simplest combination of ingredients, the bright acidity of the lemon and green grassiness of the olive oil, seasoned well with sea salt and pepper. April talks about using this dressing on grilled fish and boiled potatoes. I could slather it on so much more….. Basically youContinue reading “Lemon Olive Oil Dressing”

Sausage Stuffed Onions

Recipe 7 of 103 I like sausage and I like onions, so this recipe seemed to make sense. April requests that you use her fresh sausage recipe but as I struggle to source the proper meats for this project I opted for store-bought for this recipe. Ideally you’ll want to get a spicy italian porkContinue reading “Sausage Stuffed Onions”

Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Juniper Berries

Recipe 4 of 103   All photos by Jenny 🙂 How about some veggies after all that amazing duckiness? Brussels Sprouts…do you love or hate? I LOVE them! If cooked well, they are amazing. I see them on menus all over in various preparations, grilled, shredded, cold or hot, these little morsels are all theContinue reading “Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Juniper Berries”

Duck Confit

Recipe 3 of 103 Duck Confit was a revelation for me while in culinary school.  First how easy it was to make and second how good it was fresh out of the duck fat. It’s rich, tender, crunchy, salty and delicious. Confit is something cooked in its own fat, duck legs cooked in duck fat, porkContinue reading “Duck Confit”

Fennel-Lemon Marmalade

Recipe 1 of 103 James brought these home for me…Meyer Lemons…lots of them. I thought to myself…what to do with all these beautiful fragrant luscious lemons. At the time I was reading a girl and her pig, I received the book and the lemons on the same day. These two simple happenings brought me toContinue reading “Fennel-Lemon Marmalade”

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

Here is a re do on a classic kid dessert that I never really could get my head around. The classic Rice Krispie treat was always so sweet it would hurt your teeth to eat it…that’s not cool. Again in my search for gluten-free recipes I found this recipe….right next to the flax coconut pancakes inContinue reading “Gluten Free Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats”

Gluten Free Flax-Coconut Pancakes

Pancakes haven’t always been my favorite breakfast and I love almost all things breakfast. Pancakes are fluffy and sweet but thats about it, no real nutritional value to keep you going to lunch. I found this recipe in Food and Wine magazine while searching for gluten free ideas, don’t get me wrong I have nothingContinue reading “Gluten Free Flax-Coconut Pancakes”