Recipe Roundup: Hibernation Food

Lamb Stew with Parsnips, Bacon, and Fennel

 

As the Longest Winter That Ever Was continues its icy reign throughout much of the country, we're spending a lot of time indoors. We mean: A LOT. And what better way to while away these seemingly endless dark and dreary days than by cooking up a (proverbial, please) storm? These five hibernation-friendly dishes are giving us the will to hang on until spring:

 

 

Lamb Stew with Parsnips, Bacon, and Fennel [JBF]

Serve this hearty, satisfying stew with spaetzle or egg noodles tossed with butter and parsley.

 

Morning Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel [Smitten Kitchen]

Not only will this cross between French toast casserole and tarte tatin give you a reason to get up in the morning, but it's also super easy to... Read more >

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Staff Picks: Condiments

JBF staff picks their favorite condiments

 

We don’t usually spend a lot of time talking about condiments, but the right one can completely transform a dish. Add a splash of soy sauce to chicken soup and it’s a whole different ballgame. Want to perk up a chicken and avocado club? Slather on a dollop of sriracha mayo. Tired of plain scrambled eggs? Give them a spicy, soulful kick with a spoonful of harissa. In the spirit of celebrating these unsung heroes, we put together a list of the condiments our staff is crazy about right now.  

 

 

Chimichurri:

“I like to spoon it over steak and chicken (and it’s super delicious on a cheeseburger!), and I’ve been adding it to soups and rice dishes too. It’s perfect for this time of year because of all of the fresh herbs, and it brings me back to when I traveled to Argentina with my husband in 2007.”

-Michelle Santoro, Project Manager... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: Winter Squash

Paolo Parmeggiani's pumpkin soufflé with Parma chips

 

Although these recipes all call for butternut squash or pumpkin, feel free to substitute any flavorful, orange-fleshed winter squash. We particularly like the Kabocha and Buttercup varieties for their sweetness.

 

Butternut Squash Soup with Curried Pears and Toasted Pecans

Everyone has a favorite butternut squash soup. This one will be yours.

 

Pumpkin Soufflé with Parma Ham Chips

This creamy, prosciutto-topped soufflé contains only eight ingredients (including salt and olive oil) and is super easy to make.

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Market Haul: December 5



This week’s CSA box includes what will likely be the last of the season's broccoli, along with some gorgeous Brussels sprouts, crunchy kohlrabi, and plenty of root vegetables.

The Haul: Russet potatoes, Tuscan kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, kohlrabi, parsley

The Menu Ideas:

Southern Indian Vegetable Curry [Jamie Oliver] Ignore the long list of ingredients and adapt this recipe according to what you have on hand. Don’t like okra? Sub in cauliflower. Need to use up some carrots? Throw them in. The curry leaves are optional but coconut milk is a must.

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Market Haul: After Apple-Picking Edition

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For I have had too much 
Of apple-picking: I am overtired
 Of the great harvest I myself desired. –Robert Frost, “After Apple Picking”

Apple picking is an eagerly anticipated autumn ritual. Crisp fall air, cider donuts, hayrides, a bright wagon overflowing with apples that we are sure we will put to delicious use—sometimes it’s easy to get a little carried away. Once home with our invariably enormous haul, we begin to cook with the best of intentions. But after baking a pie or two and making a couple batches of applesauce without seeing a noticeable dent in the apple stores, panic can begin to set in. What’s an overly ambitious apple picker to do? Here are a few ideas.

The Haul: Apples. Many, many apples.

The Tools: A

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Recipe: Nico Romo's Curried Crab Soup

Nico Romo's Curried Crab Soup This makes-itself soup from Nico Romo of Charleston's Fish gets some big kick from red curry paste and sriracha.

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