MOCK CHERRY PIE

by Paula Marcoux Adapted from the AutomatiCook Book. You’ll find the scale of this 1927 pie quite...

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Flank Steak with Carrot Top Pesto

This is a simple, fabulous dinner: I just have to buy steak, carrots with the greens, and some fresh thyme. The other stuff I usually have on hand. I like to marinate the steak in the morning or the night before, but if you only...

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Carrot Top Pesto

              I’ve never bought carrots without the greens since I discovered how to make this (you have to blanch the greens first or the pesto is too grassy). Be sure you separate the greens...

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Braised Carrots

Photo by ©Ben Fink This recipe is adapted from Mallman On Fire (Artisan, 2014), one of my favorite cookbooks from last year. Save the greens for Carrot Top Pesto. 2 pounds young carrots, trimmed, leaving a bit of the green,...

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Mrs. O’Duffy’s Soda Bread

If you like you can substitute part unbleached all-purpose white flour for an equivalent amount of the whole-wheat flour. Your result will still have plenty of flavor and texture. If you must get into it before it cools, break,...

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Maple Syrup Pie

This recipe (which despite its title calls for maple sugar, not syrup) produces a very intense and tasty little pie. The unusual touch of black pepper provides a quite wonderful accent and makes perfect sense given this recipe’s...

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Roasted Bloody Mary

Roasted Bloody Mary 3 red peppers, fire-roasted, peeled and seeded OR 1 (12-oz) jar roasted red peppers 2 tablespoons freshly grated or jarred prepared horseradish ½ teaspoon celery seed ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ½...

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Oyster Roast

4 ounces butter 3 tablespoons sherry 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste) 48 oysters (6 to 12 per person), cleansed of mud Prepare a grill setup and burn a hardwood fire to build up some good coals. Round up some tongs,...

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