Crispy Duck with Spiced Whisky Sauce, Potato and Chard Tian

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This is a recipe that you’ll definitely want to put on your list. I don’t know what to say about it other that that it is by far the most delicious thing I’ve eaten in a long time. It’s a perfect meal to serve if you’re entertaining – it actually made us realize that we really should have a dinner party soon. This meal is so good that it just needs to be shared. [....]

Tuna with Beets and Fennel Salad

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I’ve fallen in love with the Schenectady Greenmarket – the other markets in the area are great too, but Schenectady has the craziest vegetables! Like the dandelion greens that I posted about last week and these gorgeous white beets. They taste exactly the same as purple beets but because there’s no pigment they don’t make a mess and stain everything in the kitchen. [....]

Chipotle-Cherry Pork Chile Rellenos


Rick Bayless is probably my all-time favorite celebrity chef. I started watching him on PBS way before he won the James Beard award or was catapulted into stardom by a hearty endorsement from Barrack Obama. But after all these years of drooling front if my tv, I only tried making one of his recipes for the first time a few weeks ago. [....]

BSI: Plum

After waiting all week, its fianlly time to see what everyone has come up with for BSI: Plum! We definitely had some amazing submissions that were creative and look delicious! I do have to say though, that I was surpised that only one person did a savory dish! For that, Comfy Cook gets a special […]

Meat-Free Friday: Korean Baked Tofu and Spicy Dandelion Greens

Don’t forget to submit your plum recipe for this week’s BSI! Deadline is this Sunday!
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I’ve gotten a few requests for more vegetarian “meat free Friday” dishes – this is one that everyone will be able to enjoy.

When I saw dandelion greens at the farmer’s market last weekend, I couldn’t resist. I remembered liking them a lot when I had Korean food in NYC and I thought they would be something fun and different to make at home. Mo always write about how much she loves Korean baked tofu, so I decided to give that a try too. [....]

Homemade Baguettes (+ the World's Best Hot Dog)

When I went to France I ate a lot of wonderful food. But what I remember enjoying the most was the simple street food that I would pick up from a cart or a sidewalk cafe. In particular, I loved the hot dogs, which were serves with spicy dijon mustard inside a baguette. They were the best hot dogs that I’ve ever had, and even though it s been a few years, I still cave them from time to time. To celebrate Bastille Day I decided to try to recreate them at home. With homemade baguettes and hot dogs from a local butcher, these were every bit as good as the ones I had in France. [....]