Chicken Liver Pâté

My farmers’ market source for pasture-raised chicken products is La Bahn Ranch.  Typically I get a few dozen eggs and a whole chicken, but being such a fan of liver pâté I’ve been dying to try it out.  Thanksgiving proved to be the perfect excuse so I finally took the plunge and bought a pound of chicken livers for a whopping $2! I had heard recipes for liver pâté are fairly simple and the one I found was just that.  All I... Read More

Butternut Squash Butter

Due to some unforeseen technical difficulties I had with the blog the past few weeks, I didn’t get a chance to post the rest of my recipes from Pivot’s December Food Demo.  They are all holiday recipes that work well throughout the winter, so I will be burning through these recipes in the next few days so that I can move on to prepping for the January Food Demo.  The theme is All Things Green and will be on January 26th at 3pm.  More... Read More

mushroom walnut pâté

mushrooms were super cheap at the market recently, which can mean only one thing – they are slightly old and have to be used fast.  i bought three or four containers so i had to think up a way to use a lot of mushrooms in one simple recipe. by frying them up in a little oil and blending them with some tofu and walnuts i was able to make a large amount of tasty spread that i could use for days to come.  they were good on tiny toastettes and... Read More