Slowing Down and Summer Goodies

Unlike many Americans, summertime is the busiest time of year for those of us who work in museums. So I often miss whole seasons of fruit and vegetables before I can fully appreciate them. Working extra hours each week and then spending the weekends DOING things because it’s beautiful weather out or it’s so hot … Continue reading

Lard-Roasted Potatoes – Snack of the Year?

In my last post, I talked a little bit about lard-roasted potatoes. While some people may fear animal fats, I am not one of them, and pork fat with potatoes is quite possibly the greatest combination ever.   I render my own lard at home from locally produced pork fat I buy for cheap at … Continue reading

A need for knoephla

Knoephla soup. Do you know what it is? If you grew up in North Dakota, like I did, you probably have at least heard of it, if not eaten it. (It’s pronounced “neff-lah” by the way.) It’s a delicious soup from the Germans from Russia tradition. What? You’ve never heard of Germans from Russia? Here, … Continue reading

Christmas Traditions, Old and New

Some traditions are old. Some are made new and then become old. Since moving to New York, I’ve been trying to create some traditions of my own, especially those centered around the holidays. This far from the Midwest, I’m also disconnected from my Scandinavian roots. Back home we celebrated a lot of Scandinavian holidays in … Continue reading

Pizza Nite at Palazzo Pisano (Food, Art + Love)

Menu: Home made pizza (including the crust) Wine (including champagne during preparation, a must) Salad (with homemade crotons + homemade dressing) Partners in crime:     Suz and Tom Pisano (happy accomplice Me) So I invited myself over to Suz and Tom’s place after a missed opportunity to eat pizza and wine the week before, I was … Continue reading

Challah and Pear Bread Pudding

I love bread pudding. Chad loves bread pudding. Bread pudding is delicious and an excellent way to use up bread that’s too stale even for french toast. And you can’t have french toast for dessert. But I had always thought you had to put it in a water bath to bake it, and I’m lazy, so … Continue reading

Let’s Bring Back Porridge – UPDATED

Yep. I said it. Porridge. It doesn’t generally conjure up the most appetizing image, does it? Thick, lumpy, tasteless. Or is it? A couple of months ago I went to a local co-op and on a whim, I bought some steel-cut oats, kasha (toasted buckwheat),  and spelt berries. That night I went home, perused some … Continue reading

Peach Gratin and Three French Cookbooks to Love

Ah…. French food. Totally stuffy, right? All fancy tarts and a bajillion sauces and lots and LOTS of butter and heavy cream and wine. Right? Wrong. At least, wrong for most French people. Or at least, most French people fifty years ago. You see, I have this thing about old school farm food. I like … Continue reading

Raspberry salsa

After spending the afternoon in the berry patch, I had to decide what to do with my red and golden raspberries. I decide that this was a great opportunity to try something different, so I decided to make raspberry salsa. This recipe will make you realize that you have many more taste-buds than you imagined! … Continue reading

A Call for Recipes!

Hello all! It is the lazy cook of FarmHouse Mag, yep that is me.  You know making something from something else, the 5 minute rule. Well I am willing to change my ways, but only if you help.   You see I love baguettes, but often buy, well…how should I say this not the best … Continue reading