In July, we were very lucky to welcome Chef Chris Schlesinger to our classroom not once, but twice! First up, he taught an amazing “Seafood Grilling” class and was behind the grill a second time for “Grilling 101.” Chef Schlesinger, of East Coast Grill fame, is co-author – along with John “Doc” Willoughby – of several grilling classics and is Valerie’s annual challenger in The Great Westport Paella Tournament. This year (the fifth that the tourney has been in existence), Valerie let Chris win for the first time ever (sorry, Chef!). Friendly rivalry aside, we are big fans of Chris’ food – he works the grill with hard-won experience and a natural intuition. The below recipe appears in Chris and John’s book, Grill It! and was one Chris used in his “Seafood Grilling” class – he kindly gave us permission to share this glorious recipe as we savor the last days of summer! Continue Reading »
A moment of inspiration prompted by childhood memories turns a classic breakfast into a summery dessert – here is a recipe for Blueberry Pancake Ice Cream.
This recipe for “Crispy Zucchini Fries” celebrates a wonderful summer crop from Red Fire Farm in Granby, MA.
Right now, we have in beautiful Arrowhead cabbage from Red Fire Farm in Granby, MA – and, the other night, I took the opportunity to use one for a wonderful, sweet and crunchy salad
This recipe for “Pea Greens, Pecorino and Grilled Spring Onions” is an easy little salad featuring delicious red spring onions and pea greens.
Right now we have in juicy, flavorsome, local strawberries from Red Fire Farm and they pair particularly well in this recipe with local mozzarella from Mozzarella House in Everett, MA. Toss a handful of chopped herbs such as tarragon or dill to add bright, floral notes.