Side Dish

Spaetzle with Brown Butter and Sage

German Cuisine

This weekend I had some extra time to cook, and I decided to make an authentic German dinner for my family. I had been thinking about it all week! On Wednesday, I started by building a marinade for classic sauerbraten. Sauerbraten is German pot roast, and it’s a great way to make an
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Anchovy Butter Sauce (Trust Me!)

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I know, I know…you hate Brussels sprouts. If you feel that way, I empathize with you, because many of us were introduced to Brussels sprouts that were boiled into a gray, unappealing mush that was completely unappetizing and rather disgusting. However, these beautiful little members of the cabbage family are truly delicious when prepared
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Calypso Beans With Fried Sage Leaves

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My Friday lunch hour at TomatoLand, a farmer’s market in Tallahassee, yielded a few delights in addition to the fresh fried oysters they were serving up for lunch. The Georgia peaches were perfectly ripe and the colors of a beachy sunset. We have gotten in the habit of making fresh peach iced tea on
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Classic Fried Okra

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At this time of year, the okra is taller than I am, and I have to stand on tiptoe to harvest the tender pods that dance at the top of the branches. The okra pods grow so quickly that they need to be harvested daily. I like to pick the pods when they
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Minted Snow Peas

Snow Peas and Mint From The Garden

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Snow peas are abundant in the springtime garden. A family favorite, they are easy to grow from seed, and they are one of the earliest crops to make their appearance. Quickly clambering up and smothering our 8 foot tall tomato cages , their delicate white flowers glow amongst verdant leaves and
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Garden Goddess Green Beans

Garden Goddess Green Beans

Garden Goddess Green Beans

There is nothing (well, almost nothing!) I enjoy more than spending an afternoon in the kitchen cooking up a storm with the veggies and herbs that I harvest from my garden. The fresh, crispy veggies always inspire me to get just a little more creative with my cooking.
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Say Cheese!

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

I spent several hours yesterday afternoon participating in a fresh cheesemaking class at award-winning Sweet Grass Dairy. I’ve loved their cheeses for years, and if you ever get the chance to taste them, do it!  I love their Asher Blue, phenomenal tangy chevre, and milky Thomasville Tomme. And their Black Swan? It has a
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Decadent Creamed Onions

Creamed onions are the most beloved side dish that we serve for Thanksgiving at Cowlick Cottage Farm (see also, The Search for the Best Turkey Recipe).  I would be fired from my role as matriarch if I did not serve these sweet little pearls to my family for Thanksgiving dinner.  I make a double
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