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You Heard It Here First…

1 Feb

I didn’t plan it this way but how apropos (I love that word) my first post of the new year is about one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. A little set up:

I have this great friend Val. We teach yoga together. She’s beautiful, intense, sublime. She recently became engaged to a fellow named Aaron, whom I’ve come to know well through Val. Aaron is awesome. He has this terrific band I love to go hear when they play. Val often sings beside him, they are electric singing together. Through Aaron, I met his good friend Dominic, a TV producer, who is one of the sharpest people I’ve met in a long while.

These are three terrific people. You probably know the type I mean…talented, attractive, have a ton of abilities, can excel at whatever they try. If you’re anything like me, you really want to be annoyed by people like this, out of jealousy if nothing else, but then you spend time with them and find they are so down to earth and fun and charming, and anything but pretentious, you can’t help but fall in love. I keep trying to be annoyed by these three, but, lo, it is impossible.

 Um… what does this have to do with food and an amazing meal?

Well. Aaron and Dominic have created Edgeware, Click here for more!!

A Fall Supper

9 Nov

(Note: I’ll be doing some posting about Thanksgiving on the Facebook page. Be sure to like the page. I won’t clutter up your newsfeed needlessly, don’t worry.)

I love fall. Love everything about it. Crisp sweater weather. Football games. The first fires of the season. Long coats in which to get lost. Gray cloudy days. Even rain.

Have I mentioned I also love to eat?

He loves fall, he loves to eat, so what could be better than a Fall Supper?

For me, Fall Suppers mean comfort food. Long braised meats. Lots of greens. Root vegetables. Apples and pumpkins. Personally, I can (and do) eat this food all year long. But it was supremely satisfying to have the first true fall supper last Sunday, serving a few of my favorite dishes I’d not prepared in a while. Some very good friends were coming over for dinner, one of whom unexpectedly and wonderfully became engaged two days before. So we turned the dinner into a small celebration. And even though it was #@%$ 90 degrees in November, we had a great fall supper which I present to you. 

This is a very easy supper to prepare, particularly if you have time to stick something in the oven the day before. Most of the ‘work’ is done well before, so you can relax and not stress the day of. 

Braised Lamb Shanks over Polenta with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

and Sautéed Winter Greens

Get the rest of the post…and the recipes…here!