Category Archives: Nose-To-Tail Cookery

Charcutepalooza: Duck Breast Prosciutto

When my husband and I were about to be married, we did what many couples do and set up a registry. Rather, I did what many brides do and set up a registry. Husband-to-be wasn’t especially keen on the idea, … Continue reading

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2010 Tuna Put-Up + Gluten Free Thai Fish Cakes

Last year I made my first foray into canning tuna at home. I bought three whole, flash-frozen fish (each about ten pounds) from an Astoria fisherman. The canned tuna was marvelous–even my husband, who has always insisted he does not … Continue reading

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Leftovers by Design: Chicken

I was having one of those days. Tired and hungry at five o’clock after a very busy day during which I hadn’t thought even once about dinner. There were some leftovers from the previous evening’s experimental spaghetti squash “lasagna” with … Continue reading

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Figuring Out Fennel

Fennel bulb intrigues me and I love it in salads and roasted, but ideas for how to combine its nutty licorice-ness in a cooked savory dish have alluded me. Two fennel bulbs and a chuck roast in my fridge inspired … Continue reading

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When Life Hands You Liver…

Recently, I took a package of what I thought was pork sausage out of my deep freeze and put it in the fridge to thaw. Imagine my horror when I opened the package to find pork liver when I was … Continue reading

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Fall Supper

Sometimes it takes a bit of desperation to try a food that you have convinced yourself that you don’t like. For me, it was cooked bell peppers. Until almost four years ago, I couldn’t stand them–even the smell of them … Continue reading

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