Homemade Gyros

I’m 1/4 Greek on my mom’s side. Many of the local pizza places in suburban Boston are Greek owned. As such they have signs in the windows advertising “Gyros.” One when I was about 14, every the curious culinarian, I asked the guys at Newtonville Pizza what at “Ji-row” was. He got super annoyed and said, “First it’s a h’yee ro” while way over pronouncing it…. and I assume he went on to explain what it was. But my shame stopped me from listening after that. Of course 26 years later I make a mean Gyro myself, though it’s tough to photograph.

Homemade tzatziki sauce, tomato, shaved onion on pita. The meat is basically just ground lamb from our new meat share #WaldenLocal with red onion, nepitella, EVOO, S & P. Maybe a bit of white wine… I can’t remember.IMG_20190104_181657211

Christmas Dinner 2018

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Warm Salad of
House-Made Duck Confit,
Poached Quince, Toasted Pistachios, Duck Cracklings
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Potato Leek Soup,
Aged Cheddar, Parsley Oil
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Roasted Long Island Duck Breast,
Parsnip Puree, Haricot Vert,
Oyster Mushrooms, Marsala Reduction

Frost came early in N.E.

I’m super behind in posting, but I wanted to get one out today. The first frost came super early this year, knocked out my fall green beans, the last of the tomatoes, and the peppers… before they even turned red. My fall pea plants have not produced a single pea. However pea tendrils are always delicious… if you have the patience to pick them. Here they are with sliced flat iron steak and parsnip puree from homegrown parsnips. The tendrils are sauteed very quickly with EVOO, salt, and pepper and tossed with lemon juice before serving.Flat Iron