traditional foods

Acorn Fried Flounder Roe

Acorn Fried Flounder Roe

We eat a lot of eggs here. From chickens to fish, any way we can get more eggs into our diet the better. Several times a year I stock up on flounder roe, available locally, freshly frozen, and for a fair price too. There are many preparations I adore, but non as much as pan fried, which gives the outside a nice crunch to complement the soft textured interior. 

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.

Soy Cured Egg Yolk

Soy Cured Egg Yolk

Apparently, there's  hundreds of ways to prepare eggs yet, it wasn't until about a month ago that I discovered the soy cured egg yolk. A friend tagged me in a photo on Instagram and I felt a sudden curiosity towards this particular technique. With an array of work, travels, and the holidays, I put this experiment on hold until the new year.

Spice Infused Hot Chocolate

Spice Infused Hot Chocolate

When winter hits Maine, hot chocolate is a must. After spending a few hours snowshoeing or sledding with my boy, nothing warms you up quite like a cup of chocolatey goodness. This recipe puts a cultural twist on a staple recipe and features an unusual pairing of roses, saffron, and chili peppers, giving it a Spanish influenced kick that will warm your body throughout. 

Farmhouse Pot Roast

Farmhouse Pot Roast

Yesterday I woke with the first light and cool breeze sneaking it's way through the barely opened window. As per usual, I made my way downstairs, got a fire going, spun a Jackson Browne record, and started a pot of coffee. I knew it would be a busy day ahead so I went right into prep for lunch. 

Lamb's Quarter-Raisin Chutney

Lamb's Quarter-Raisin Chutney

The abundance of greens in the garden make the perfect base for different variations on pesto, chimichurri, and as the recipe below, chutneys. While most gardeners or farmers pull the weeds, making room for better known leafy greens like spinach, chard, and kale, I like to allow some wild greens to take off and do their thing. We have a good exchange :)