Rabbit Marinade

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3 cloves garlic 1/2 cup olive oil 2 springs rosemary 1 cup parsley, picked 1/2 cup tarragon, picked 2 Tbsp Sambal 2 Tbsp salt Combine all ingredients and buzz in food processor. Marinate rabbit for 3-5 hours Grill over medium-high heat for 20 minutes, until firm and meat is white all the way through.

Duck Tartare Recipe

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yield: 4-6 appetizer servings 1 Duck Breast Umami Mayo, recipe below Duck Fat Crackers, recipe below Spice Mix, recipe below Grilled Picked Mushrooms, recipe below 1/4 cup Duck Skin Crackling 1 cup Brussel Leaves 2 Tbsp Capers 1/4 cup Gooseberries, quartered 1/4 cup Flat-leaf Garlic Chives, sliced 1 tbsp Sorrel, chiffonade 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce… Read more »

Crispy Brussels with Maple Gastrique

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yield: 4 servings 1 lbs Brussels Sprouts, cleaned and halved 1 cup Pecan Pieces, toasted 2 cups Gooseberries, cleaned and halved 1/4 cup Maple Gastrique, recipe below Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Add a small amount of oil and without crowding the pan add brussel sprout. Allow to brown for 2 minutes before tossing… Read more »

Win a Brunch at the Green City Market!

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  I have been so happy the past few years that the Green City Market has come to the West Loop!  For someone who lives and cooks in the West Loop it has always seemed like one thing that was missing in our neighborhood,  and as a long time supporter of the amazing Green City… Read more »

Grilled Pineapple and Blueberry Pico

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This is a tasty and refreshing pico de gallo that I threw together for some skirt steak tacos the other night.  For the grilled pineapple, just slice pineapple first then grill and dice up. If you grill extra pineapple, can also toss some with a little sugar and serve over some vanilla ice cream as… Read more »

Simple Grilled Shrimp

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While I’m home with our new baby, I have had a chance to do more home cooking that usual…but had to get creative with the ingredients we have on hand, as baby Ernie isn’t ready for the grocery store yet! Luckily there are lots of yummy things you can make with a few fresh ingredients,… Read more »

Simple Brunch frittata

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This simple egg dish can be made with your favorite vegetables, as long as they are completely cooked until fairly dry.  Try caramelized onion, sautéed mushrooms, roasted peppers, or a combination whatever you prefer.   yield: 4 servings 1/2 tbsp butter 1 cup cooked vegetables 8 eggs ½ cup cream 1 ½ tsp salt 2 tbsp goat… Read more »

Faux Irish Cream Syrup

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Yield: 1 cup syrup Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp almond extract 2 tbsp chocolate syrup Whisk together all ingredients until well combined. Adjust vanilla and almond extract to taste. For espresso: Combine 1 ½-2 oz syrup with a double shot of of espresso and top… Read more »

Pan Fried Fish with Green Curry Sauce

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Serves: 4 Time: 30 minutes 3 tbsp basil leaves, packed 1 c cilantro, chopped with stems, about ½ bunch ¼ tsp ground cumin ¾ tsp ground coriander 1 tbsp garlic, chopped small 1½ tbsp ginger, peeled and chopped small 2 medium shallots, thinly sliced and divided 2 tsp jalapenos, chopped with seeds (omit seeds for… Read more »