thai basil gin fizz

Thai Basil Gin Fizz

I bet this would be delicious with a bit of Thai basil muddled into the lime juice and bitters, but I didn’t have any on hand to try it. The flavor from the bitters alone is pretty awesome.

gin and cherries

Cherry Gin Fizz

I featured this cocktail at a recent holiday party and it went over really well, even amongst folks who typically don’t love gin. I garnished some of those with rosemary, some with thyme, and some with just the lime.

maple chive parsnip cakes

Maple Chive Parsnip Cakes

A little sweet for my tastes, hence the reasoning behind only 1 teaspoon of maple syrup, but if you dig the sweet stuff feel free to add more like a tablespoon or two of syrup. I served these with Sriracha and it was the perfect complement.

Sausage stuffed butternut with kale

Sausage Stuffed Butternut with a Side of Kale

Butternut, kale, shallots, and herbs from Red Fire Farm. Sweet Italian sausage from Hettie Belle Farm. Mozzarella from Maplebrook Farm (via Red Fire CSA). A super easy, delicious, savory dish straight from our local farms. <3

Ridiculously Rich Potato Soup

Keeping on the soup trend, this savory potato concoction is super thick n creamy. Inspired by cold, rainy weather; an abundance of potatoes, onions, herbs, and bacon from CSA shares; and some freshly made chicken and turkey stock from Thanksgiving birds.

onions

French Onion Soup

Soup season is still in effect. Hearty, rich, and flavorful; the perfect combo of caramelized onion sweetness, salty cheese, and a buttery base.

Two Tone Tipple

Two Tone Tavern Tipple

The most popular summer porch drink at the Two Tone Tavern in 2015 has been this simple, refreshing gin cocktail. Good thing we have farty water on tap and fresh mint growing here!

barbacoa-tacos

Barbacoa Beef

Succulent braised and shredded beef perfect for tacos, enchiladas, salads, or even just to dig into with a fork. Very similar to my favorite carnitas recipe, but with beef instead of pork and some slightly different seasoning.

Texas Red Chili – Sort of

I prefer to add a small amount of beans and tomatoes, even though that’s not really what Texas Red Chili is. This is not an authentic Texas Red Chili, but more of an inspired-by recipe.