AJ’s Duck Prosciutto

AJ and I love curing our own sausages and meats.  As we live in the Back Bay and have a “galley” size kitchen, duck proscuitto has become a superb “alternative”  to making room in our fridge for an entire dry cured ham.  (Trust me, if it was up to AJ, our produce and condiments would […]

Fig and Prosciutto Pizza with Roquefort and Chive

Fig and Prosciutto Pizza with Roquefort and Chive

This is one of AJ’s and my favorite pizza combinations, inspired by Todd English’s Figs restaurant on Charles Street in Boston.  The fig paste is rich and sweet and is beautifully balanced with the earthy Roquefort and salty prosciutto which crisps nicely in the oven.  I like to garnish with chive after I’ve pulled the […]

Gordon’s Beef Wellington with Spring Carrots, Potatoes Mousseline and Blackberry Demi Glace

Our dear friends, Lynne and Laurence, visited me and AJ this weekend from Vermont.  Lynne is a theatre professor and author at the University of Vermont and Laurence is an accomplished CIA trained French Chef.  Because nothing says, “We think you’re special” louder than Gordon’s Beef Wellington, I decided to put Chef Jeff’s method to the […]

Mom’s 35 Minute Pizza Dough

Perfect pizza dough from scratch in only 35 minutes?  Heck, this recipe comes together faster than you can run to the corner store and grab a bag o’ dough.  This recipe originated in my mother’s kitchen on Bainbridge Island, WA.  My parents built a pizza oven on their patio a couple years ago and since […]