Rosemary Duck with Apricots

This recipe comes by way of my Tennessee friend Keith Gray, who when I asked him, “does this recipe work with ducks you shoot, or that you buy in a grocery store?,” replied with a puzzled look, “I ’ve never bought duck in a store, but I guess it would work.” Thanks Keith for introducing […]


Is there anything so wonderful as a fresh apricot, picked right from the tree, so ripe that it literally bruises in your fingers if you don ’t hold it with the lightest touch? You can ’t buy apricots like this; they are just too fragile. The commercial growers pick them still hard and let them […]

How to Make Fruit Leather

When you have your own fruit trees (or access to someone else ’s) sometimes you can feel a bit buried in fruit, whatever happens to be dropping off the trees at that time. Summer becomes a mad dash of canning, jamming and freezing, trying to preserve the bounty to enjoy throughout the year. One thing […]

Apricot Riesling Jam

Please welcome Garrett McCord, who shares with us his latest jam recipe. ~Elise I ’m surprised that the food obsessed don ’t consider Ernest Hemingway a proper food writer. Go pick up a copy of A Farewell to Arms or “Big Two-Hearted River” and pick any random page and the characters are either drinking or […]

Couscous with Pistachios and Apricots

Do you like couscous? I had a particularly good meal at a local restaurant recently that served grilled chicken with a side of couscous that had been tossed with some toasted pistachios and a little harissa. I ate every last semolina granule on my plate. Inspired, we made our own version, with pistachios and some […]

Roast Chicken with Apricot Glaze

You know the easiest way to make a simple roast chicken something worthy of fancy dinner party? Glaze it in the last few minutes of roasting with a little melted apricot preserves. It will make you look like a master chef! It ’s an old trick, but a good one. In this recipe we ’re taking it even […]