Tag: the preservation kitchen

Buttermilk-Blueberry Swirl Ice Cream

My friend Celia┬árecently asked me to make some ice cream for a birthday party — her boyfriend’s family was in town from California, and knowing my ice cream making obsession, she decided to ask me for a couple batches rather than pick up whatever this or that ice cream was

Peach-Saffron Jam & Ice Cream

Ahh, this time of year. The best of end-of-summer crops meets perfect weather. The very last bit of peaches, peak foliage in the White Mountains, a final 80 degree day at the beach followed by a cozy sweater, fleece leggings, and Alfred Hitchcock movies. Sort of says it all, doesn’t

Seared Scallops with Pickled Watermelon & Crispy Pork Belly

Having visited New Bedford earlier this week and ogled at the scallop boats, I decided I needed to make a scallop dish this week. Honestly, I’m happy with just simple, seared scallops. It’s the best way to just let the sweet flavor of the shellfish speak for itself. However, I

A Parfait of Brandied Figs & Greek Yogurt

It’s such a special treat to have brandied figs on hand. The seasons are so short: here and then GONE! for such a brief time in early summer and again in the fall. Anything I can have year-round without compromising taste, but rather at the peak of freshness, cracked open

Meyer Lemon Tarts

Butter. Butter. Sugar. Butter. Sugar. Sugar. Lemon. Lemon. Lemon. Lemon. Butter. I could leave it there, but there’s a bit more to the recipe than that. And with that introduction…obviously it’s delicious. Tasty – tangy – tart – sweet – and lemon lemon lemon. This recipe from La Tartine Gourmande

Gluten-Free Goat Cheese & Pickled Cherry Tomato Tartlets

Mmm…nothing like the tartness of pickled cherry tomatoes, with their extra zing, paired with a soft and sweet chevre! I was hunting around the kitchen for a snack last night, and was so happy to remember the jars of pickled cherry tomatoes I made earlier this fall. Made some toast,

Duckfat-Poached Haddock with Dill Pickle Vinaigrette, Sauerkraut, and Warm Kale Salad

It’s Monday night, so you’re going to have to bear with my subpar iPhone/Instagram photos, but this was a really tasty meal that was surprisingly easy to pull together. From start to finish, including cleaning the kitchen after, it only took an hour. Poaching fish in fat is really great

Welcoming Autumn

And all of a sudden, it’s fall. Bring on the hearty, comforting dishes. I’m shocked, but nevertheless ready for hikes, pumpkins, cider, toasty nights, boots and sweaters — and the inevitable hibernation after this crazy busy, fun year.Everything is changing so quickly this season. Or maybe it just snuck up

Poached Eggs with Pickled Cherry Tomato Salsa

Happy 25th birthday to me! ­čÖé I have really, really good feelings about this year. I’ve worked my butt off and feel I’ve really developed my passions, have surrounded myself with inspired, positive people, and feel so lucky. Smiles all around. The above photo is from my birthday brunch at

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