Monthly Archives: October 2012

Chicken Thighs with Caramelized Shallots and Bacon

A local favorite restaurant of mine, Nick and Toni’s in Easthampton, makes one of my favorite roast chickens.  They have a wood-burning oven in which they roast most of the main courses that are served–meats, fish and chicken. One of … Continue reading

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Pasta al Forno with Cauliflower and Sausage

I just returned home from a nice long vacation in London and the English countryside, and the food is still fresh in my mind.  The flavor of those wonderful English sausages was intoxicating (they produce so many great varieties–one more … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Pasta with Cauliflower and Pancetta

The earthy flavor of cauliflower is the perfect complement to the nutty, full-bodied flavor of whole wheat pasta.  Although this dish could be made vegetarian without the pancetta, I think the cured pork is a natural flavor enhancer for these … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Spiced Sage Butter

Now that it’s sweet potato season, I’ve been experimenting to create the perfect sweet potato gnocchi.  These are predominantly made with sweet potato, with a touch of white potato added for starch and dryness. The white potato is necessary because … Continue reading

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