Passover 2020 recipe round-up

In the days leading up to it, Passover seemed impossible this year. Doing it without family plus limited availability of KFP ingredients, which are already of limited availability in our neck of the woods, made it all feel rather daunting and…heavy. I started freaking out about it weeks before I acted on the anxiety. Under…

Brisket with springtime in the near east vibes

For Passover this year, I had a friend bring in  a goodly-sized beef brisket from the big city, which I cut down from a giant 10 pound hunk of fatty flesh to three 3-ish pound roasts and a nice bag of trimmed fat for future sausage-making. Having never butchered down a brisket before, that was…

Spumoni Cookies {Recipe}

This tweet thread kinda sums up all you need to know about how these cookies came to be: Kearsley knows. They’re in Austria. They were also inspired by coming across this recipe and my love of all things spumoni. The recipe as it stood didn’t sit well with me, though. Firstly, candied cherries are ew….

Scotch Eggs Pie {Recipe}

You guys, there is nothing healthful or frugal about this pie. It is basically a heart attack on a plate that costs a small fortune in dollars, time and attention to make. It is neither quick nor easy. What it does have going for it is deliciousness. It is full of warming spices and rich…

Tourtière au Chevreuil – Venison Pie

I should probably put a disclaimer on my social medias for Yuletide as it tends to bring out my not-so-inner-hunter’s-daughter and I found myself frequently faced with the results of many slaughters, like so: I’m sure my vegan and more animal-sensitive friends might be a little disturbed by images like those. Next year. Anyway, not-so-inner-hunter’s-daughter…

Savoury Pumpkin Buns Stuffed with Toasted Shallot and Sage Cream Cheese

Though it would appear that the tastemade.com video recipe for these most adorable, wee, cream cheese-stuffed pumpkin buns went live in November of 2017, it wasn’t until late summer that it started circulating around my social medias flists…and, boy howdy, did it ever. I’m sure it was all that came up on my facebook feed…