The Foodist: Buttermilk Biscuits

This is the original recipe card for Big Mom’s buttermilk recipe card. Not sure what the original source was. Easy peasy!

Big Mom's Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe
Big Mom's Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

The Foodist: Pasta with Mussels

This is a superb recipe and a favorite here at Mezzacello. It is also the FIRST recipe we ever posted here!

Pasta with mussels
Pasta with mussels and garlic wine sauce

The Foodist: The virtues of Bourbon and Vanilla

This delightful Madagascar Bourbon infused Vanilla Extract is the ultimate luxury in the kitchen of a foodist!

The Virtues of Bourbon and Vanilla
Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract

The Foodist: Quick Bean Soup

For a quick and savory meal in a flash, I always turn to this delightful Jaques Pepin-inspired soup.

The Foodist: Quick bean soup
Warm, hearty, and easy Quick Bean Soup

Preserving Eggs 1860 Style

Every summer I waste eggs that I don’t get out to people in need or I can’t eat fast enough. I collect fresh chicken and duck eggs. I bring them in to the house confident that their natural bloom will…

Peas Porridge Hot, Peas Porridge Bold

Eat like a sailor! A ration of peas and seawater with a dash of butter and flour and some toast and you have a meal!

Greek Gyro Omelette

Rick made this up this morning with duck eggs from the coop and gathered veggies from the potager garden and herb parterres. Feta and milk came from #GiantEagle Straight to the recipe! 4 duck eggs (6 chicken) 1/4 cup milk…

A reverse engineered Gyro with duck egg omelette.

Amazing Fried Chicken

Rick made fresh fried chicken in his mother’s mother’ cast iron skillet with fresh herbs and garlic. It was very, very pretty and super delicious! I will ask Rick to post the recipe here if you share with me your…

Rick’s maternal grandmother’s cast iron skillet with fresh chicken, and rosemary, thyme, and garlic straight from the garden.

Mapping The Foodstream on an Urban Farm

Tbe foodstream in an urban farm is really very diverse. It includes directly and indirectly, seven ecosystems and lots of animals, insects, bacteria, and plants. Take for example, Rick’s winter root pie. Here is a breakdown of what’s coming in…

The finished pies! They look and smell delightful!

Adding a Bloom of Flavor

This year an herb garden was added to the “rooms” that were already installed. It was a compromise between Jim and I. The property and gardens are divided between ornamental for me, and pracical/productive or food for him. Actually it…

Bottles of EVOO with fresh herbs infused