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This may sound ridiculous, but The Butcher had put a ban on my efforts of perfecting pork chops. Yep, I know, crazy right? Well, he was nice about it…but he kindly asked that I stop cooking pork chops…because it just wasn’t working.  So, for a few years I bypassed the pork section of the meat case.

Lately I have been “living” in the beautiful new cookbook, A Kitchen In France, written by Mimi Thorisson. The recipes sound delicious and fresh and the photography of her farmhouse and the French countryside are just breathtaking. I’m learning that in French cooking, many fresh herbs and ingredients are used. Each recipe looks hearty and healthy. In France the Butcher and the Fishmonger are held in high regard, as they use their… Read More

Sausage and Peppers is a classic dish that will feed a crowd and seems to be an Italian favorite. The thing I find funny is that I have eaten this dish at many restaurants and at many parties, but it never tastes the same. Every cook or chef seems to have their own secret way of preparing it. I have to say, my favorite by far…is Grandma’s way.

Home! What is Home? What does it mean to us? A place of peace- rest- affection? Of gaiety- and laughter? The place we love- reverence- yearn for? Enjoy? For which we are ready to work, and plan and strive? Or does it mean confusion, inharmony? Hour after hour of petty quarrels, differences? Frowns and fault-finding? Injustice and misunderstanding? Home is first of all within ourselves. The most stately of mansions, the richest… Read More

When people hear that I am married to the butcher they often comment that we must eat well. They are right. But, there are days when it’s hard to convince the butcher to bring home dinner! Yep, it’s true. There are also days where I prefer to start dinner early in the day to prevent that mad rush after school. And then, there are some days I feel slightly lazy, and look… Read More

Today is a great day to simmer a delicious pot of Grandma’s Sunday Sauce. If you missed the video that shows the sauce making event at Grandma’s…you can watch it herehttps://randsmeatmarket.com/2014/09/02/grandmas-sunday-sauce/ ‎ FYI…plan to spend a beautiful afternoon making this sauce. Pour yourself a glass of wine, put on your favorite tunes and be prepared for family members to taste test along the way…. Sauce Ingredients: Two 28 oz cans of Whole… Read More

As it turns out, two days of hunting down an article about grilling whole chickens, has made it much easier to tear it out, and bring the chicken to the table. I’m happy to say…..grilling a whole chicken was simple and fancy too! My butcher recommends a D’artagnan all natural roaster. I marinated the bird in buttermilk for 2 hours, turning it at the halfway point. Don’t Skip this step, it keeps… Read More