Country Pate

Country Pâté

Make the most of your meat “extras” with this recipe from The Meat Hook, a whole-animal butcher shop in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Winter Squash Stuffed with Lamb

It’s a pleasure to find that the winter squashes I hauled home from Vermont this fall are still sound—and delicious, as it turns out. They sat patiently in a corner of the kitchen counter, with no special care taken to store them, and were ready to become a special winter dinner. The recipe below for […]

Candied Orange Peels

Candying orange peels is fun and special. The thrifty process reminds us that oranges in the winter for the holidays were exotic and rare—no part of the precious citrus fruit could be thrown away. At the same time, the bitter-sweetness of this treat is adult and particular. It’s a sweet grandma would reach for; not […]

beer-glazed carrots

Beer-Glazed Carrots

Need to use up your root-cellar-stored carrots? This side dish can accompany any meal, from fish to beef.

Winter Salad with Squash, Radish and Greens

Generally I swap soup for salad in the depth of winter, but I still have access to heartier salad greens grown in area hoop houses. To adhere to January’s calorie-cutback resolutions, I just have to include some salads into my daily meals. The combination of squash, winter radish and spinach not only tastes wonderful, it […]

Rosemary Spiced Nuts

Do you ever find yourself reaching for a salty snack, but cringe that eating the bag of potato chips in the cabinet will cause you to renege on your new year’s resolutions? Nuts are a healthy alternative to the greasy, overly salted snacks found in grocery store aisles, and this recipe, which includes a bit […]