Braised chicken with mixed vegetables

Simple and effective. Roasted Maryland chicken cuts (leg and extended thigh, with skin) in a mixture of great vegetables, served with mashed potatoes. In an oven proof deep dish on the stove, brown the chicken, set aside, and then sauté the vegetables accordingly. Add the wine, reduce the liquid by half, then add the tomatoes…

Garlic and red wine pork sausages

This recipe is from Charcuterie by Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn.  These sausages are succulent and juicy, with a robust garlic flavour and red wine base.  I might have made them too garlicky, though, not that the recipe called for too much garlic but I used local Gippsland garlic I bought at a Farmer’s Market,…