52 Dinners - Week 24: A Birthday Duck for Thomas

52 Dinners - Week 24: A Birthday Duck for Thomas

For my birthday yesterday, I cooked a Flatlander Farm duck with garlic, rosemary, orange, and ma...
52 Dinners - Week 23: Ribs & Rosé

52 Dinners - Week 23: Ribs & Rosé

This lovely May week, we had a Ribs & Rosé party for about 45 of our closest friends and neig...
52 Dinners - Week 22: Tequila y Carnitas

52 Dinners - Week 22: Tequila y Carnitas

We take carnitas very seriously in this house.Our friends Annie and Tobin came over last night f...
52 Dinners - Week 20: Salad Bar for 30 (Complete With Little Tongs)

52 Dinners - Week 20: Salad Bar for 30 (Complete With Little Tongs)

Congratulations Ally and Colin! Ally is my right hand woman in the bakery during farmers’ market...
52 Dinners - Week 21: Good Martinis, Great Friends

52 Dinners - Week 21: Good Martinis, Great Friends

A lovely, low-key time Andy and Marina came over for a simple Sunday dinner this weekend. We la...
52 Dinners - Week 19: Say It With Me: Bibimbap

52 Dinners - Week 19: Say It With Me: Bibimbap

Bibimbap is as fun to make as it is to say! We caught up with our friends Mike and Katie last nig...
52 Dinners - Week 18: Big Gay Easter Brunch

52 Dinners - Week 18: Big Gay Easter Brunch

Yesterday was the most beautiful spring day, and our big gay Easter brunch was the perfect opport...
52 Dinners - Week 17: The Pork Plan (Buy Local)

52 Dinners - Week 17: The Pork Plan (Buy Local)

Pasture raised pork was originally a big part of our business plan. We maintained breeding stock...
52 Dinners - Week 16: Peace & Gravlax for All

52 Dinners - Week 16: Peace & Gravlax for All

Fresh homemade bagels, my own cured gravlax, necessary accoutrements. 
52 Dinners - Week 15: Hungarian Food & Garlic for Transylvanians

52 Dinners - Week 15: Hungarian Food & Garlic for Transylvanians

Beth Beverly is the artist behind Diamond Tooth Taxidermy. She’s extraordinary, and a true kind...
52 Dinners - Week 14: Pierogi Party

52 Dinners - Week 14: Pierogi Party

A couple of couples came over last night for a very special Polish dinner! Magda & Nate own ...
52 Dinners - Week 13: Mamma Mia! It's Greek Week!

52 Dinners - Week 13: Mamma Mia! It's Greek Week!

Opa! We had a Greek meze party with Anna Jane from Little State Flower Company, Brad from Lumber...
52 Dinners - Week 12: To the Bruschetta Station!

52 Dinners - Week 12: To the Bruschetta Station!

We shared a great evening last night with Leanne, Roberta, and their son Olin. Lee is a cockta...
52 Dinners - Week 11: Croquettes, Chips, Gratin...A Little Bit of Everything

52 Dinners - Week 11: Croquettes, Chips, Gratin...A Little Bit of Everything

I subscribe to Plate Magazine and every year they send out a glossy calendar put together by the...
52 Dinners - Week 10: Mother Cuisine with Mothers in the Motherland

52 Dinners - Week 10: Mother Cuisine with Mothers in the Motherland

Greetings from North Dakota! I rarely make this pilgrimage to my homeland and was overdue for a ...
52 Dinners - Week 9: An Evening with Old Friends & Indian Food

52 Dinners - Week 9: An Evening with Old Friends & Indian Food

We’ve just returned home from a quick trip down to Philly, where we visited the Philadelphia Flo...
52 Dinners - Week 8: Enter the Deep Fryer

52 Dinners - Week 8: Enter the Deep Fryer

In the words of Edith Piaf:  I will have no regrets. Bailey has been suggesting for years that ...
52 Dinners - Week 7: Iceberg Lettuce is for Everyone (So Is Pot Pie)

52 Dinners - Week 7: Iceberg Lettuce is for Everyone (So Is Pot Pie)

We’re really fortunate to have such wonderful neighbors in Kris and Karen. Karen actually grew...
52 Dinners - Week 6: An Unforgettable Pork Loin Roast

52 Dinners - Week 6: An Unforgettable Pork Loin Roast

Five friends braved the blizzard to join us for dinner last night. Kelly showed up with a box ...
52 Dinners - Week 5: Cheese for Dinner

52 Dinners - Week 5: Cheese for Dinner

We were in Gran Canaria for our annual winter holiday in 2019. It’s a small Spanish island off ...
52 Dinners - Week 4: Mini Frittata for Friends

52 Dinners - Week 4: Mini Frittata for Friends

Everyone loves brunch. Katt and Ben dropped by last week for Sunday brunch. Katt is a good frie...
52 Dinners - Week 3: Venison and Venice

52 Dinners - Week 3: Venison and Venice

Vermont's tight-knit farming community It’s always such a pleasure to spend an evening with Andr...
52 Dinners - Week 2: Homemade Fortune Cookies & Chinese "Takeout"

52 Dinners - Week 2: Homemade Fortune Cookies & Chinese "Takeout"

Our local Chinese restaurant burned to the ground over a year ago, and there are no signs of a r...
52 Dinners - Week 1: Roast Chicken as Dazzling First Impression

52 Dinners - Week 1: Roast Chicken as Dazzling First Impression

Week one of our Fifty-Two Dinners project, including Ina Garten's best roast chicken recipe ever.