Category Archives: roasting

Pork Roast “a la Paysanne” aka Slow Roasted Pork Roast on a Bed of Onions and Potatoes

Pork Roast “a la Paysanne” aka Slow Roasted Pork Roast on a Bed of Onions and Potatoes

ShareTweet Peasant Girl Pork Roast. Does that sound appealing? That’s the literal translation of this Roti de Porc a la Paysanne, a deliciously slow roasted pork roast on a bed of caramelized onions and potatoes. The subtle differences between French and English never fail to amuse me. I’m a language and history geek. I can’tContinue Reading

Dry Roasted Pork Shoulder to Combat Spring Sports Schedule

Dry Roasted Pork Shoulder to Combat Spring Sports Schedule

ShareTweet This big hunk of slow roasted pork shoulder is more powerful than it looks. More than a mound of melt in your mouth tender pork, it’s a dinner solution for little league baseball late nights. Every April, little league baseball takes over our family. My husband coaches my son’s team and their practice andContinue Reading

Soy Butter Glazed Roast Chicken: a Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinner with Glorious Crispy Skin

Soy Butter Glazed Roast Chicken: a Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinner with Glorious Crispy Skin

ShareTweet I’m sharing a recipe for roast chicken with soy butter glaze today with just an instagram photo to illustrate. The chicken was too good to keep to myself, but I have no materials left today to take a pretty picture with. Food stylists work with food that gets thrown away. Food bloggers work withContinue Reading

Beautiful Roast Duck with Crackling, Crispy Skin

Beautiful Roast Duck with Crackling, Crispy Skin

ShareTweet How do you like your duck? I’ll take mine a number of ways. On the bone. Off the bone. Just the breast with a simple honey sauce. But if we’re talking about the whole duck, then I have to have it slow roasted until the skin is so crispy, sweet and glossy that itContinue Reading

Cider Brined Turkey: Brine that Bird!

Cider Brined Turkey: Brine that Bird!

ShareTweet We’re entering final countdown mode before Thanksgiving. But before you start digging through your cupboards to find the platters and gravy boats, there’s one important yet easy food prep step you have to take care of. It’s time to grab that turkey and submerge it in a brining bath! You can brine your turkeyContinue Reading

Meat is Love: Slow Roasting for Perfectly Pink Roast Beef

Meat is Love: Slow Roasting for Perfectly Pink Roast Beef

ShareTweet Meat is love. Back in college, I cooked for one. Broke and a little too obsessed with my weight, I walked to the supermarket and would buy two sea scallops to saute in butter and shallots, served next to a handful of green beans. My roommates thought I was insane, but I felt likeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Roasted Squash Arancini: a Celebration of Leftovers

Roasted Squash Arancini: a Celebration of Leftovers

ShareTweet Leftovers are unappealing. Dumped into dented plastic containers, they get shoved to the back of the fridge and forgotten, until they’re discovered weeks later, covered in funky patterns of furry chartreuse mold. I’ve been reading a fantastic little book by Tamar Adler called An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace that challenges theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Roast Pork

Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Roast Pork

ShareTweet Roasting became an obsession of mine last fall when I was busy and overwhelmed with the baby. Roasting dinner in the oven was as effortless as throwing ingredients in the crockpot, just with a tastier, richly caramelized end product. Now that the leaves are beginning to die in a riot of color, I’m backContinue Reading

>Roasted Shrimp with Lemon Pasta and Asparagus

ShareTweet > Ever noticed how some great ideas seem to come out of nowhere? I had barely finished vacuuming up all the confetti the kids had strewn throughout the house for New Year’s when I started hearing about roasting shrimp. First I read about it in the copy of Food Network Magazine my sister hadContinue Reading