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“How to Cook a Whole Hog”

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One of the questions I get most often from interviewers is “what is your favorite wild animal dish?” I always describe this one. From the first moment I tasted it, it earned itself a special place in the crevices of my mind. This is a whole wild hog, marinated for days and then smoked for …

 

“Pam’s Pumpkin Custards & A Giveaway(s)”

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And the winner is….Rory Allison “I love me a pumpkin cookie that my wife makes. It is more cakey then cookie but with hot chocolate it is divine.” Congrats Rory! Email me at georgia at georgiapellegrini dot com to claim your prize! _______________________________________ Here is a fun treat for a Thursday. A double giveaway. Since …

“How to Make Applesauce”

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As you may recall, I went apple picking with an old college friend not too long ago. It was an attempt to re-live those cool, crisp New England days. But seeing as it was 104 degrees, and we were sweaty, I don’t think it was really a walk down memory lane. But we got apples. …

“Heirloom Apple Pie”

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There’s an old gnarled apple tree hovering over the well at Tulipwood. My great-grandfather built the well and he probably planted the apple tree too. It is a very moody apple tree. Some years it is full of low and high hanging fruit and my brother and I shake it and throw sticks at the …

“Grandma’s Pudding”

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Grandma Pellegrini has these faintly pink glass bowls in her house. She’s had them since the 1930′s. She and her sister (my great-aunt) lived together in New York City when they were working girls. I like that she still has them. She served me a pudding in them that I would like to tell you …

“Moroccan Lamb and Beef Stew”

Moroccan Lamb and Beef Stew

This is one of my favorite stews. It is perfect for the really cold months and for large gatherings when you have a lot of people to feed. In isn’t your everyday beef stew. For one, it has equal parts lamb in it and then it also has a middle eastern flair…a little dried fruit, …

“Gingerbread Castle Bundt Cake”

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I have a mold. I don’t know where it came from. It just appeared one day. It’s always in the way, it doesn’t fit anywhere nicely. It was suggested at one point that we throw it out, but it wouldn’t go. So today I finally used it, in honor of our Christmas party this evening. …