Category Archives: Cooking

İşkembe Çorbası: A Turkish Tripe Soup

Contains:  Offal.  Is:  Gluten-free, Paleo, Whole 30.   I purchased two pounds of honeycomb tripe on February 6th; it was one of those lark things I discovered in the Price Chopper supermarket in Pittsfield, MA – that I will probably … Continue reading

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Be Fruit-Full: The Citrus, Stonefruits, and Others Here

Fruit trees I Have, Current Status, and Incoming Citrus  Until I get my greenhouse up and running, the citrus trees have to come indoors for winter, as this is Zone 5 B, and they aren’t winter hardy.  Once the main … Continue reading

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Baked Ham with Mustard, Balsamic Reduction, Maple Syrup, Clove

Contains:  Added sugars in the ham, and via the maple syrup.  Is:  Gluten-free, night-shade free, handy for Easter. (AND you get some ideas for sides at the bottom!) This past summer I bought a pasture-raised half a pig from a … Continue reading

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Braised Rooster Legs with Wine and Sage

Contains:  Alcohol (cooked off).  Is:  Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free (the bell pepper is not part of the recipe, and is present to add color to the photography.  Any salad or other side would work), Paleo. http://www.vespresso.cooking/en/2016/11/braised-rooster-legs-with-wine-and-sage-sauce Well, I pulled out … Continue reading

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“Grilled” Brie, Jam, Bacon, Jalapeño on Sourdough Toast

Contains:  Gluten, grains, dairy, nightshades, added sugars.  Is:  An admitted splurge.  There’s a restaurant in Bernardston, Massachusetts, The Farm Table.  Everything (that possibly can be) is sourced locally, from individual farms, all credited on the menu.  We went here back … Continue reading

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Holi, Indian Festival of Colors: Chicken Tikka Masala Whole30 Style

Contains:  Coconut, nightshades.  Is:  Gluten-free, Paleo, Whole 30.      Yes, if you prefer to have basmati or jasmine rice instead of cauliflower rice, please go ahead.  I made this when I wanted to do one of those Whole 30 … Continue reading

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St. Pat’s: Colcannon with Savoy Cabbage

Contains:  Dairy.  Is:  Gluten-free, vegetarian.   I’m not Irish, but ever so often I want to be inspired by holidays that relate to various world cuisines.  In the past, going Irish, I’ve made shepherd’s pie (WITH lamb, of course), and a … Continue reading

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