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Quick-Braised Curried Chicken Pitas

Since November tripped into December way too quickly for my liking, I’m hurrying to markets to salvage the last bits of warm light, vegetables, and flavors that have hung around this long.  I know Mark Bittman stole our thunder on this one, with his fancy curried turkey leftovers bit on NYTimes.com, but this dish is somewhat different, a little more seasonal, and, of course, ovenless.

Also cramping our style today, Grub Street posted about the Chang/Batali session at the Strand last night that Rachel and I checked out (although we left as the audience questions started, missing the Rachel Ray appearance). The two chefs, along with Peter Meehan, appeared with Heinekens on stage and still managed to be not only funny but, at times, insightful as well.  Anyway, on to the recipe. Continue reading

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Quickie: Chicken with Creamed Kale

Let’s just start this off by noting that I do realize the words “quickie” and “creamed” appear in slightly too-close proximity in this post.  Now that that’s out of the way.

Last Saturday, Rachel spent a beautiful morning at the USq. Farmer’s Market with her Mom (cute!) as the start to a relaxing weekend.  She picked up some great kale and brussels sprouts on the stalk. I’d been in Boston watching my sister’s volleyball match and visiting my brother at Northeastern.  After a long bus ride home, I wasn’t really up to devote a bunch of time to cooking, so I picked up some chicken breasts and shallots and decided to make it quick.  It was good, but the standout was the kale…one of the best veg sides I’ve ever made.

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Featured Farm: Holbrook, Bethel CT

Saturday morning.  It’s the first day Rachel and I both have off in the apartment, and so of course we toast up a bagel and sit down to blog a bit.

This time last week we were getting off a train in Redding, CT, with plans to go apple picking, see my family, and secretly sneak in our oven fix by roasting a couple chickens!

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Meal: Pan-Roasted Chicken with Brussels Sprouts

So when you’re legitimately uncomfortable walking around outside, in the middle of the day, without a light jacket or sweatshirt, it’s time to give it up:  fall is here.

A few days ago I stopped by Holbrook Farm in CT (I know we keep mentioning them; don’t worry, we’ll pass on a bit more info soon) and was lucky enough to grab a bag of their first Brussels sprouts of the season.  Though the first frost hadn’t hit yet (which always makes the sprouts sweeter) I was craving them.  I knew I’d sear them with cranberries, as I learned from John Holzwarth at The Dressing Room, but not quite sure if that would be all, or what I’d end up pairing them with.

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