Fruit

Quince Slatko

Yesterday I made a few pints of Eastern European-style quince preserves called slatko or varenye (slatko od dunja, варенье из айвы). Look at that color! It’s a very simple recipe: just quince, sugar, water, and lemon, with a little finely minced dried cranberries for added […]

Mince Pie

Mincemeat pie made with Granny Smith apples and persimmon jelly; dried cranberries, apricots, plums, figs; candied ginger and orange; walnuts and my medlar-infused brandy. Lots of butter (in lieu of tallow, which I don’t have) and spices too! Second photo is of two little blackberry […]

Fruity Booze

I’m up to my ears in medieval fruits so I’ve started a half gallon each of quince ratafia with vodka (left) and medlar liqueur with brandy (right). These are my own recipes based loosely on 16th- and 17th-century cookbooks I’ve read. #booze #historic #tipple #quince […]

Persimmon Season

Was just revisiting some old Instagram posts to find inspiration for using persimmons. This one was particularly sublime.   Tails & Trotters pork tenderloin with caramelized onions, apples and persimmons and a red ale reduction; pumpkin risotto with home-cured bacon lardons. Not pictured: green salad […]

Figgy Pudding

This is especially nice rewarmed as a coffee cake to serve for breakfast. Warm figgy bundt cake made with puréed roasted figs that I froze back in July, studded with pistachios, glazed with honey and melted butter, and topped with a diced brown turkey fig […]

Pantry Raid

All summer long I felt like I was hardly getting any canning done, but now, looking at my shelves, my heart is as full as my pantry. #canning #putuporshutup #growyourown #preservation #pantry A post shared by Heather Arndt Anderson (@heatherarndtanderson) on Oct 3, 2017 at […]

Guinea Hen with Blackberry Mole

Mole is one of those things. It takes time and a million ingredients (or twenty, in this case), but it’s not actually that hard to make. You just have to commit to it. Ingredient list after the jump. Smoked Grimaud Farms guinea fowl in homegrown […]

Peanut Butter and Blackberry Jam Rice Krispie Treats

Peanut butter-jam Rice Krispie treats with homemade/homegrown blackberry jam. #makestuff #treats #peanutbutterjellytime ?? ? ? ? ? ?#peanutbutter #jam #berries #glutenfree #foodgawker #foodstagram #instafood #instayum #huffposttaste #sweets #forkyeah A post shared by Heather Arndt Anderson (@heatherarndtanderson) on Aug 17, 2017 at 10:08am PDT

Staycation

I was craving a teriyaki Trader Vic's-style thing so I grilled up a Nicky Farms wild boar patty, yakionigiri (grilled rice balls), fresh pineapple and bell peppers. The wild boar is really nice — it's leaner and more flavorful than farm pork. It goes well […]

Greengage

Greengages are an old plum that came to England from France, where they were called Reine Claude. In Germany, where they are much relished, they’re called Reneklode. “[W]hen quality alone is considered,” wrote nineteenth-century horticulturist Charles Mason Hovey, “the Green Gage must carry off the […]