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How To Breakdown a Chicken

How To Breakdown a Chicken

Access to an array of cuts, mainly that of the leaner portions have become our go-to cuts to consume on a regular basis. Gone are the days where the household picks up a whole chicken, breaks it down, makes a pot of stock, and has several days worth of food. The truth is, most of us wouldn't know what to do with a whole chicken besides possibly making a pot of soup or roasting one whole.

Upgraded Stuffed Clams

Upgraded Stuffed Clams

Stuffed clams are one of those classic New England dishes that fed me throughout my childhood. You can find them in seafood restaurants, at the bar, or packaged perfectly in the freezer section of your local supermarket.

Gnocchi w/ Friends

Gnocchi w/ Friends

With guests in town, I've been pulling out some of my favorite creations to share with them. Meatball curry, BBQ pulled pork, and Coconut baked flounder roe were a few goodies I presented to my west coast friends who took a break from the city to enjoy some R&R here in Maine. A few nights ago, I decided it was time to bust out the gluten and make some pasta from scratch.

Delicata Rings

Delicata Rings

Throughout the years, the Butternut has stood the test of time, becoming one of my go-to winter squashes for various preparations. From simple roasted chunks, to silky purees paired with everything from lamb to wild mushrooms.

Berry~Nasturtium Kraut

Berry~Nasturtium Kraut

Today I prepare to teach a blueberry cooking class in Camden at Boynton-McKay. This class is a sort of celebration of one of my most favorite fruits, the wild blueberry. This evening I will share my favorite techniques for incorporating this antioxidant rich fruit into ones diet besides the obvious sweet preparations. 

Caraway Kraut

Caraway Kraut

Tuesday is here and it's time for another batch of kraut. Wide awake at 5 am, I headed to the kitchen, put on a pot of water for coffee and began slicing away. Using a smaller head of purple cabbage, I scanned my spice rack waiting for an ingredient to catch my eye. Caraway, the crescent shaped seed, called me an and is the star of the show today. 

Ruby Kraut with lots of Garlic!

Ruby Kraut with lots of Garlic!

A foggy morning harvest on Sunday yielded over 25 pounds of cabbage which means, plenty of sauerkraut will be preserved well into winter. With our garlic bulbs getting bigger by the day, I felt inspired to combine the 2 ingredients and turn them into a probiotic rich ruby kraut. 

Almond Butter Balls

Almond Butter Balls

We loved these Almond Butter Balls that Frank recently made for the Clean Program Recipe Blog. We thought you might enjoy this delicious Clean eating treat! "These protein packed little treats are not only delicious and taste like dessert, but they’re easy to whip up.

How to Make Marshmallows

How to Make Marshmallows

There's something about sitting by a camp fire, listening to friends play music while sipping on good wine and roasting marshmallows. We feel fortunate to live close to the Common Grounds Fair which took place last weekend in Unity, Maine