• Dinner,  Recipe


    The food is as rich and encompassing as the book. My own take on the delicious meal Vianne made; pork roast with German potato dumplings, sauerkraut peppered with bacon and smoothed by shredded green apple, and of course, French peas drowning in tarragon butter.  Ingredients 1 lb bacon, diced 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 1 granny smith apple, shredded 3 cans sauerkraut, rinsed 2 cups chicken stock 1 baking potato, shredded 3 T butter salt & pepper to taste Brown the bacon until crispy in a large dutch oven. Remove from the dutch oven with a slotted spoon, placing on a plate covered in paper towels. Drain the grease except…

  • Dinner,  Recipe,  Vegetarian

    German Potato Dumplings

    This recipe has been passed down in my family for generations. I’ve done my best to put measurements to it, but we have always made them by feel. Dense and filling, these dumplings are best paired with the sauerkraut recipe below.  Ingredients 1 baking potato, peeled and cubed into 1/2″ pieces 2 baking potatoes, shredded 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 2 1/2 cups flour salt and pepper to taste Boil the cubed potato until tender. At the same time, boil a large stockpot of water. Put drained potato cubes into a bowl with the shredded potatoes. Add egg, milk and flour. At this point, you just have to play with…

  • Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Recipe,  Vegetarian

    French Peas

    Light and gorgeously green, this dish will brighten any table! Ingredients 1 T olive oil 1 shallot, thinly sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 16 oz frozen or fresh peas 1/4 cup chicken stock 1/4 tsp lemon juice salt & pepper Cook down shallots in oil. Add garlic and sauté for 1 more minute until fragrant. Add peas, stock, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer until peas are tender, about 5 minutes. Top with tarragon butter. Nerdy Fact green peas are loaded with vitamins and contain high levels of heart healthy minerals, such as calcium, potassium and magnesium.