Pheasantly Surprised

Pheasant Stew in Puff Pastry

Pheasant Stew: As I sit pondering over writing this recipe with both a sense of indecision and ignorance, I’m left with a surprising solace. It is always entertaining to venture into the unknown, equipped with only a spoon and sense … Continue reading

Partridge in a Canadian Pear Tree

Braised Partridge with Mushroom Sauce

Braised Partridge with Mushroom Sauce & Raspberries: We spent the holidays at Mont Tremblant, a beautifully majestic ski resort in Quebec north of Montreal. Canada as a whole is a wonderful country with welcoming people and an array of fine … Continue reading

Layer Cake


Bolognese Lasagna: Layering flavors is a term that is straight forward and equally mind boggling. Much like an author writing a compelling and emotional scene that excites, terrifies, and makes you feel content at the same time, there are similar … Continue reading

Bird is the Word

Roasted Chicken with Herb Butter & Farro

Roasted Chicken with Herb Butter & Farro Salad: Cold rainy days always make me smile, and as silly as that sounds, it remains true for me. Perhaps from some deeply suppressed childhood memory, or simply because it inspires me to … Continue reading

Play It Again

Moroccan Chicken with Couscous

Moroccan Chicken with Couscous – Classics sometime shouldn’t be reinvented. If Hollywood were to “remake” Casablanca, it would be a travesty at the least, and an injustice to an unmatchable original. However, in cooking it’s free game when it comes … Continue reading

Orient Express

Mongolian Pork with Lemongrass Rice

Mongolian Pork with Lemongrass Rice: Last weekend we hiked for miles. The kind of mind-clearing walk, through quiet and heavily wooded areas, that even Henry David would be inspired by. It’s always rejuvenating when spring finally springs and long hikes … Continue reading

Take Me Out

General Tso’s Chicken with Ginger Rice & Broccoli

General Tso’s Chicken with Ginger Rice & Broccoli: It’s usually on those more busy workweeks, when you glance at the clock and realize you should have left for home hours ago, that we commonly reach for the stack of take-out … Continue reading

Fooled Again

Braised Chicken with Spring Fettuccini

Braised Chicken with Spring Fettuccine: It’s funny, even when you have a clearly defined plan the final results can often be positive surprises in the end. The seasons have this way of steering my subconscious, especially in cooking. Last week … Continue reading

Will Love for Food

Spring Risotto with Mushrooms & Edamame

Spring Risotto with Mushrooms & Edamame: Risotto easily represents the pinnacle of nurturing, indicative of taking one’s time to craft something understandable and significant. What I love about the best risottos is their inherent restraint of ingredients in order to … Continue reading

Green Alligators

Corned Beef & Cabbage Rolls

Corned Beef and Cabbage Rolls: I never really engaged in St Patrick’s Day until I had moved to Boston and experienced it firsthand, along with the deep pride that comes from those who have lived it. I remember when first arriving … Continue reading