Recipe Redux- Green Herbs in the Kitchen

Nettle- Some rights reserved by James Bowe

This month’s Recipe Redux asked us to use a green herb in a different way, or to highlight a rarely used herb. Nettles (Urtica dioica) are my favorite springtime herb, one that many people aren’t aware of as food, but I love in this Nettles Soup recipe. They are a bit like the season-vibrant, bitter,…

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Turkey Soup with Dumplings

Soup with Dumplings- Gluten-Free
Without Xanthan or Guar gums

Now that the Thanksgiving dinner is done, what do you do with the leftovers? Around my house there are family classics so important that we actually make double of these foods just to enjoy them. One is this soup. The recipe calls for vegetables to be diced from fresh, and that is wonderful. But, I…

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Roasting the Turkey

I have to admit, I have never overcooked a turkey. So here is how I do it. Recipe: Roast Turkey Ingredients One 12-14 Brined Turkey One onion chipped into 1 inch dice 2 carrots – cut into 1 inch pieces 2 celery stalks- cut into 1 inch pieces 2 stalks of fresh rosemary 1/2 organic…

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Turkey Gravy- No Lumps!

Once again our lack of gluten can make life just a wee bit easier. Since we have to use a gluten-free flour to thicken our gravy, it is very easy to stir out any lumps. But to get a flavorful gravy there are a few tricks. First, use the roasting pan of the turkey as…

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Brining your Bird

Recipe: Brine for Turkey Ingredients 1 cup kosher salt 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 gallon boiling water 1 tablespoon black peppercorns Ice Place salt, sugar and boiling water in a pot. Return to the boil and cook till sugar and salt melt. Chill till very cold. In a 5 gallon bucket or large stock…

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