rub #2 spiced rum punch

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this is how you warm up on these cold snowy days. gather some friends, light a fire and sip on spiced rum. or just make a big pot for yourself 😉 rub #2 spiced rum punch   yield: 4 servings ½ gallon apple cider 1 orange 10 cloves 1 cinnamon stick 1 tsp rub #… Read more »

Melted Leeks

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leeks are a vegetable that i just love to be kept simple…. melted slowly in some butter to let the sweetness come through. the addition of the rub gives a hint of cheese like a lighter version of leeks gratin. great on its own or served under fish or chicken! melted leeks with rub #… Read more »

Sunday Goat Supper

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we had such a good time this past sunday at the sunday goat supper that we decided to host one here every sunday in december! tickets for each week’s dinner will go on sale the wednesday prior. also, for an additional $30, we will be selling The Flavor gift baskets! you can select to purchase… Read more »

“canned” cranberry gelatin

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i’ve always been a fan of canned cranberries and whenever i see homemade at the holiday table i’m quietly disappointed. these taste just like the ridged cranberry goodness that i love and they’re super easy to make! another version of this recipe uses rub #2, so if you have that at home, make sure to… Read more »


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turkey is usually the most stressful part of cooking any holiday meal. using the easy brine below ensures that the turkey has and keeps some great flavor. holiday turkey brine with marinade  yield: 5 gallons or brine for a 15-20lb turkey 2 ½ gallons water 10lbs of ice 4 garlic clove, smashed 3 cup salt… Read more »

Nuoc Cham

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this is my version of a simple vietnamese dipping sauce.  classically served with summer rolls, but I like to dip everything in it! makes a great salad dressing as well. give it a try and you’ll soon be pouring it on everything like me 😉 in the photo below, you’ll see it used as a… Read more »

Apple Buckle

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i can’t take credit for this recipe, it belongs to my pastry chef from girl & the goat, mathew rice. when he first told me about it, i said “what the heck is a buckle?” turns out it tastes like the best apple pie meets crumb cake you’ll ever have. we top it with sour… Read more »

shredded turkey and arugula salad

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i’m a big fan of shredded slaw style salads. great textures of raw winter veggies make this one colorful and refreshing. the slaw itself is great with fish or pork chops too! shredded turkey and arugula salad  yield: 4 servings 1 small butternut squash, peeled 1 large bulb kohlrabi, peeled ½ red onion, julienned 2… Read more »

sloppy goat

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sloppy goats  makes about 10 sandwiches vegetable oil 3.5 cups roughly chopped onions 1/3 cup tomato paste 8 cloves roughly chopped garlic 2 tablespoons tamarind concentrate 3 tablespoons yellow mustard 1 ½ teaspoons dark brown sugar 3 tablespoons malt vinegar 2 ¼ teaspoons soy sauce 2 ½ pounds canned diced tomatoes with juice 3 tablespoons… Read more »

sweet potato gratin

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here is a reason to look forward to cold winter nights… hearty vegetables like sweet potato gratin. we always had sweet potatoes with sugar and marshmallow because it was my dad’s favorite. but sweet potato gone savory gets my vote! sweet potato gratin serves 6-8 cheese sauce 2 cup heavy cream 6 oz smokey bleu… Read more »