Anisage Chicken

I don’t remember why I bought whole anise seed. Well, I remember why I bought it whole: it’s one of those spices that loses its flavor rapidly once it’s been ground. Maybe I had a recipe in mind. Maybe it was on sale at Penzeys. It doesn’t matter — this dish is yummy enough to…

Beet Greens With Garlic & Sage

I’m not big on impulse buys, but there are exceptions to every rule. When I was at the butcher recently, they had rack of lamb that was just gorgeous. I splurged and bought one. I’m usually a pretty strict grocery list follower, but it’s not rare for me to venture off-list at the butcher if…

Scarborough Salt

This little gem of a seasoning blend is quite versatile. Sprinkle it on salads, use it as a rub for grilled or roasted meat, add a dash to your favorite soup, use it to season roast potatoes, or give as a hostess gift. It’s also a great way to use up the last bit of…