Dutch Split Pea Soup

You might not guess it at first, but these are dried peas. Don’t they look inviting… Promising loads of nutrients and sweetness packed into their compact dehydrated form? No? Is that just me?… Well, be that as it may, I’ve been remiss not to post this sooner. Our area has been repeatedly deluged with snow. […]

Vive le Cassoulet!

Cassoulet (CAH-soo-lay). One of the great winter comfort foods, and certainly not for the calorie-shy — beans long-simmered with pork fatback and rind, as well as sausages, and duck, goose or lamb. A true peasant dish in the best sense, taking the humblest of ingredients and raising them to glorious heights with care and slow […]