Posted in October 2009

roast turkey numero uno

My first roast turkey! Ever! Using an 11 lb fresh turkey, I prepared a variation of this recipe: Epicurious’ Roast Turkey with Herb Rub and Shiitake Mushroom Gravy, substituting cremini mushrooms for the shiitake, and buttermilk for the cream in the gravy, and adjusting the time accordingly. Result- a juicy bird. Since I was running … Continue reading

tangelo panna cotta

Ingredients 1 tbsp gelatin 1 1/4 cups tangelo juice 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise 2 cups of heavy cream 1 cup of buttermilk 1/2 cup of white sugar Method: Sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup of strained tangelo juice. Let stand for 1o minutes.  Combine cream, buttermilk, vanilla bean, sugar and remaining cup of tangelo juice  in a large saucepan, … Continue reading

accidental sopa de chile verde de pollo y calabicitas

Made a variation of  Bon Appetit’s chicken chile verde last night, using my fresh-picked super hot cherry peppers, shepherd’s peppers and grape-sized tomatillos from the garden. I decided to use  some Better than Bouillon instead of broth, and stirred a heaping tablespoon of BTB into my chile,  thinking this would be the equivalent of 2 cups of broth. … Continue reading