Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup 2009

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup 2009

Here are some seasonal ideas culled from Brooklyn Farmhouse for your Thanksgiving meal – from starters to sides to dessert. I don’t include a turkey recipe because I always make Tom Colicchio’s Herb Butter Turkey – it’s the best. Happy Thanksgiving! Starters and Nibbles Spicy Crock-Pot Apple Butter – Serve with cheddar or brie (or [...]

Fresh Cranberry Bean and Arugula Salad

Fresh Cranberry Beans

It took me a while to catch on to the beauty and deliciousness of fresh shelling beans. I think I had always been unsure of the best way to cook them, my primary bean experiences having been with the dried and canned varieties. Then I found fresh cranberry beans at my local farmer’s market. I [...]

Jerusalem Artichoke Salad

Jerusalem Artichoke Salad

Jerusalem artichokes, a.k.a., “sunchokes” are a fun little winter vegetable to work with. Actually the tuber of a type of sunflower, jerusalem artichokes can be eaten raw, baked, steamed, puréed, fried, and probably in other ways that I haven’t even thought of. They have a nutty, slightly artichoke-y flavor that is subtle-yet-memorable. Aside from puréeing [...]

Kale and Ricotta Salata Salad

Raw lacitano kale for Kale and Ricotta Salata Salad

I know what you’re thinking: yuck! raw kale! But I’m here to tell you that this might be the most delicious salad of all time. Out of all of the recipes I make, this one is the most requested. And kale is in season right now, which makes it even better. I use lacinato kale [...]

Salade Nicoise

Salade Nicoise

This classic French salad is perfect for lunch or a light dinner. The real secret to this dish is dressing each component separately – this way, the potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, and eggs are all seasoned perfectly. Try to find Italian or Spanish jarred or canned tuna in olive oil – it’s a little expensive, [...]

Farmhouse Salad with Purslane, Arugula, and Radishes

Farmhouse Salad with Purslane, Arugula, and Radishes

Purslane has a sweet-and-sour crunchiness that pairs well with the spicy arugula, watercress, and radishes. The salad is topped with thin slices of garlic scapes, the green portion of the garlic that grows above ground. It has a garlicy, vegetal flavor and is also good in tomato sauces and on pizza. The salad is dressed [...]

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