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Thanksgiving Ham

by Talley and Beryl

in Main Course,Methods,Pork

For the past month, we’ve been working on this Thanksgiving ham. We cured the ham, hung it, smoked it, soaked it, boiled it, roasted it, and served it. Now, after all that, it’s kind of hard to know how to measure success. Having never experienced anything but standard, store-bought ham before, we weren’t exactly sure […]

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We first made this recipe from the Feburary 2005 edition of Food & Wine at Thanksgiving a couple of years back. It was very well received and we’ve kept it on the rotation ever since. The manchego almond sauce here is a refreshing twist on your typical cream sauce, but it definitely still has that […]

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My cousin Kathryn called last week looking for Thanksgiving ideas, so this post is for her. I’ll be making these sprouts next Thursday, along with this pie. When I made this last night, we ate it warm, but for thanksgiving I will prepare it a couple hours before dinner and serve it as a room […]

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Here’s an unusual dish for our friend Zach, who commented that it was not yet “cold enough” down in sunny California to make the pork with apples and calvados recipe we posted last week.  We feel for you Zach.  Perhaps the coconut and avocado that give this braised beef shank a distinctly tropical flair will […]

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It was a minor revelation when I first realized that risotto could be considered more than just a dish made with Arborio or Carnaroli rice. Instead, it became a method or a technique that could be applied to any dried ingredient that cooks in liquid for a while, such as pasta, orzo, or in this […]

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A rainy day in Seattle = Gooey Butter Cake. This cake was in the New York Times last Sunday, which means thousands of people all over the country have already made it. If you were not in that group, consider joining. I do not think of myself as much of a cake person.  Usually, the […]

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Last winter we bought a half of a pig from our neighbors Gwen and Fred, of apple and garlic fame. We’ve been steadily working our way through all 100 pounds of it, and it’s been a real joy to bring to the table each time. I can’t speak highly enough about the virtues of buying […]

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My dad was in town visiting from CT this weekend and we celebrated halloween with a decadent feast. Cauliflower steaks on a cauliflower puree, brussels sprouts with pearl onions and pancetta, and this fantastic duck recipe from Jerry Traunfeld’s Herbfarm Cookbook: crispy sauteed breast meat and roasted leg meat, rubbed with a delicious orange-kissed aromatic […]

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Here is an easy soup that we make a lot.  We got it out of a book called The Wine Lover’s Cookbook that we picked up at a used bookstore a couple years ago.  It’s actually wound up being a really good book, we’ve used it a lot.  This soup has a fairly long list […]

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Spicy Chai

by Talley

in Beverage,Quick

Today is cold and rainy in Seattle, a reminder that summer is over and winter is on its way.  There is an upside to this however: Chai is back in season on the houseboat.  Chai has become something of a morning ritual for us.   I will usually start the spices and the water simmering […]

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