Archives for February 2013

Introducing New Foods to Your Kids: Eat Well, Spend Less

This month in the Eat Well, Spend Less series I look at how the group introduces new foods to their children, whether they eat the same food, and whether they think any of that is important at all. Lights glare from the bubbles above the dining room table, sending yellowish streams through the room. Typical […]

Honey Sweet Potato Biscuits: ONE

Soft, pillowy biscuits are touched with a slight sweetness from syrupy honey and the distinct orange of sweet potatoes baked in. In that waking moment between the dream world behind your eyelids and reentering consciousness, your body becomes aware. Slowly, the darkness fades as your mind crawls across your body, searching, and you start to […]

Honey Sweet Potato Biscuits

1 large or 2 medium sweet potatoes 1/3 cup buttermilk 2 tablespoons raw honey 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes 1 tablespoon melted butter Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into 1″ pieces. Place the sweet potato […]

Ham and Potato Beer Cheese Soup

Dark Irish stout and sharp cheese come together around bits of salty ham and soft boiled potatoes in this recipe for a chunky, satisfying soup. I’ve had this post open for five days now. For five days the white space between the HTML of the images has haunted me and begged me to tell a […]

Ham and Potato Beer Cheese Soup

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, diced 1 stalk celery, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 8 tablespoons flour 1 cup Irish stout 2 cups ham pieces 4 cups diced golden potatoes (peeled or unpeeled) 5 cups ham stock 5 tablespoons butter 1 cup milk 2 cups shredded sharp cheese (like Dubliner) Heat oil in a […]

Ham Stock

1 medium ham bone 2-4 onions, ends and peels 2 stalks celery, ends and leafy bits 2 cloves garlic, skin on other vegetable scraps (carrots, leeks, shallots) In a large stock pot, place the ham bones and the vegetable scraps (approximately 2-4 cups of vegetable scrap). Cover the ham with water and place the pot […]

An Under-the-Weather Menu

When you aren’t feeling well, simple things sound best: soup, soup, and more soup. Comfort food becomes a way of life, and the weekly menu tends to be filled with just those things. I have just turned out the lights and pulled the covers up to my chin. My head throbs lightly, and I swallow […]