Category Meat

Ratatouille Beef Braise

Welcome to 2010 everybody (although compared to our relatives in Australia, we are *so* late to the party). The last decade was certainly an interesting one for us.  Where did these two kids come from?  Here’s hoping for a great next ten! This recipe was simply an inevitability in this household.  I love braises. I… Continue reading

Summer meals: gratins and sauces

I’ve been on a gratin kick again the last few days.  The first one was a remake of an eggplant, zucchini, basil and cheese gratin dish I blogged a year ago.  It was one of my favorite meals of 2008, and it struck gold again. It should have been enough for 4 people, but was… Continue reading

Slow Baked Dry Rubbed Spare Ribs

Theoretically, I should experiment more with dry rubs but, well, it’s just… for me, this stuff is like the grill equivalent of crack.  Crack and pork. Pork and crack. I play around with ratios and leading actors, but I always come back to the same basic cast of characters.  When these players hit the stage… Continue reading