Suzi's Blog

Summer Lamb with Fennel and Roasted Nectarines from Clodagh’s Irish Kitchen

At Cooking by the Book, Suzen has surrendered. There are just some dishes that she cannot get her corporate clients to eat. Guests come here, cook together in our large kitchen, and dine on their own creations. People will just not eat Bambi. Not here, but they do in Ireland. And not just in the…

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Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Lentils from Fireside Feasts

Even May can have nights to make you believe winter will never end. In the Catskills, you can still have a chilly or even freezing night. Suzen and I never plant our herb garden until after Memorial Day. We have planted sooner and we have learned our lesson.  On nights like this, you can long…

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Easy Provencal Lamb Recipe from Ina Garten

Easter is over. The candy gone, not to return for another year. Next Easter perhaps you’ll face that same “lamb or ham” question. But you know, it’s still springtime and the lamb is still here for enjoyment. For our Easter dinner, and perhaps for your next spring feast, we wanted lamb. But we did not…

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Navarin of Lamb from Kevin Dundon’s Back to Basics

Navarin. Just say the word and you know it has to be French. And it is. A navarin is traditional French ragout or stew of lamb and vegetables. The name probably comes from “navet,” the French word for turnips which is the one vegetable traditionally included. Navarin has been a spring dish, which lamb is…

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