Jerk Bacon Jam Bites

BACON JAM. I mean, c'mon! I first shared the glory of bacon jam in a blog post five years ago, where I used it in all sorts of culinarily sinful ways. (Go on, check it out. I'll wait.) I'd lightly adapted that recipe from the one at Stephanie Meyer's brilliant Fresh Tart blog, but wanted to take … Continue reading

From the Pinterest Files: Bun Cha

With gorgeous weather expected in the area this weekend (and not at ALL next week), I'll be grilling as much as possible while I can. If that's your plan, too, I have a great recipe for you. Instead of slapping another steak or some burgers on the grill, how about trying bun cha (Vietnamese pork … Continue reading

Support for Sandy

While Hurricane Sandy is already 10 days behind us, we're still dealing with its effects here in NJ/NY and will be for some time to come. Many who weren't affected by the tidal surge that destroyed entire communities down the shore find themselves without power even now. We sat in a chilly … Continue reading

Italian Sunday

Update (1/22/11): This short rib ragu won Food52's contest for Your Best Short Ribs, and will be included in their next cookbook, out later this year! Maybe it's the tomato tooth I was born with instead of a sweet tooth, maybe it's the towering heels I rock when my old bones let me, or maybe … Continue reading

From the Market: Week 3

Week 3 at the Ringwood Farmers' Market was all about dogs and berries for us. It took almost an hour to make a full circuit as we stopped to play with other dogs, chat with their owners and meet fellow dog lovers who happened to be without canine companions at the time. One of the best things … Continue reading