thanksgiving, and there will be pie!

thanksgiving there will be pie
cranberry pie, one part tang + one part sweet = perfect

Funny thing happened. I spent some time the last couple of days writing a blog post, only to have one I wrote this time last year pop up on my Facebook “share your memories.” It was way too similar, all about turkey or sides; you know that great consideration, of which I fall on the side of the sides. Turkey is merely a vehicle for the go-withs. I thought, “Would it be plagiarism if I wrote the post?” Anyway, those 500 words got ditched in lieu of the dessert board. Continue reading

fennel + sausage, thanks Trader Joe’s

fennel + sausage
allow the fennel and onions to caramelize to a light brown

A big bulb of frondy fennel walked into Trader Joe’s with some fat juicy Brats. Oh, actually, it was me who walked into Traders, and they who were serving a sauté of chicken sausage and slivered fennel, as a side dish.

They had me at the fennel part, but I tumbled further with the addition of the savory sausage.

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