Saturday was enjoyed in the backyard, building a new chicken coop. I wanted to keep working until dark, so I paused only briefly to fire up our first grill of the year. The Weber Smokey Joe is the perfect size for family meals, and my wife grilled rabbit sausage over lump hardwood charcoal. Cooked over low heat, we removed the lid for the last few minutes to brown the links. Seasoned with thyme and accompanied by a cold Summit Pale Ale, the sausage was a great start to grilling season.
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.