Eggplant in lamb and eggplant ragout*

I’ve never believed in salting your eggplant to extract the bitter juices.  I always think you just end up with salty eggplant.  If I use eggplant in a composed dish, I bake it first to break it down, and then just stir it into whatever I’m making.  Lamb and Eggplant Ragout (more than enough for […]

More layer cake

I’m ashamed to report that I ate it for breakfast.

The wholesome truth

Over the last couple of days, I’ve rendered two batches of pig fat. We had a lot of it because, back in the spring, we bought a pig from a nearby farmer. We split it with our neighbors but they weren’t interested in lard so, although I had only half a pig’s worth of meat, […]

Layer cake, with eggs from our newly minted layers

I don’t generally make cakes, but we were celebrating both our first egg and my mother’s 70th birthday.  Fortunately, my mother is the kind of woman who doesn’t mind sharing the honors of the day with a bunch of chickens. It was a pumpkin spice cake with a cream cheese frosting.  It was good but it […]

Leftover smoked trout cakes

This time, with creamed collard greens.