Green again. The year's first arugula frittata on Sunday night, baked in the enameled, cast iron fry pan. And on the side, a heap of arugula, a mess of arugula, wilted in hot olive oil and touched with a pinch of salt. And May with its lilacs...
I live in Middlebury, Vermont, a recent transplant after living in Minnesota from 1996 to 2012.
I'm a Buffalo, NY native. I grew up in a house where everything was made from scratch. Not fancy, but good.
I've a real love for traditional stews, especially coq au vin and cassoulet.
From raising and butchering the chickens and ducks I use for stews and confit, I love to be involved with all aspects of the food I eat. I grow vegetables in my garden and save seeds, sharing them with other gardeners through Seed Savers Exchange.
My wife and I have three children who eat, cook, garden, bake, and smell wine. They're part of almost everything we do in the kitchen and at the table.