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Almond Flour Pancakes

Almond Flour Pancakes

These pancakes are so luxurious that Paul and I staged this photoshoot just as an excuse to make this breakfast for ourselves. Luckily almond flour is a great substitute for wheat flour and makes this recipe far less of a carb catastrophe than regular pancakes. Also known as Almond Meal, it’s imporant to note that […]


Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese and Figs

Port, Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese, Figs, Honey and Shredded Chocolate

Cheese board with Humboldt Fog goat cheese, fresh figs, local raw honey, shredded dark chocolate, crushed pecans and a french baguette.  This cheese board pairs well with a 10 year old Tawny Port.


Maine Lobster

Maine Lobster - Young's Lobster Pound

“Bring me back a lobster!” It’s what almost everyone says when I mention we’re headed up to Maine to visit my Dad. They don’t ask about whoopie pies, blueberries, Moxie soda or Dynamite sandwiches. And it’s not the French Acadian buckwheat Ployes (pancakes), or holiday Tourtière pies they want to hear about – it’s all about […]


Spicy Corn & Crab Chowder

Spicy Corn & Crab Chowder

Corn, corn, corn everywhere in Bucks County during late summer. This is a wonderful time of year in anticipation of autumn and the beautiful scenics it brings. We can feel the seasonal change in the air especially at night and hear the crickets through the open windows. It’s so nice to live in the countryside. We’ve been exploring the […]


Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos with Chipotle Sauce

Although fish tacos have been showing up on menus all the over the U.S. in recent years, they are nothing new to the culinary world.  Baja California fried fish tacos have been inspiring the rest of the country for only a few decades while Mexicans have been enjoying this simple yet perfect dish for centuries.  The corn tortilla dates back […]


Coquilles Saint-Jacques (Gratinéed Scallops)

Coquilles Saint-Jacques (Gratinéed Scallops)

Coquilles Saint-Jacques is the French word for scallops, meaning “shells of St. James.”  The same word refers to the classic French recipe of preparing scallops on top of a bed of mushrooms and shallots, and then broiling them with a rich gruyère sauce. There are a few fantastic versions of the legend behind the French name for […]


Spiced Nuts

Spiced Nuts

These herbed and spiced nuts are great to serve as a simple appetizer, or alongside your favorite beer or cocktail. For some glorious cocktail hour suggestions, which pair well with this crunchy treat, try some of our popular recipes below: Cosmopolitan Cocktail Blood Orange Margarita Perfect Manhattan Calvados and Maple Syrup Cocktail Dark and Stormy […]


Chicken with Olives, Garlic, Lemon and Potatoes

Roasted Chicken w/ Olives, Garlic, Lemon, Vermouth, Red Potatoes

Here’s a comforting martini-style slow roast chicken recipe, punctuated by dry vermouth, briny olives, sweet garlic, tart lemons and creamy potatoes. For another gloriously easy lazy person’s chicken try this Slow Roast Chicken with Lemon and Garlic. Print Chicken with Olives, Garlic, Lemon and Potatoes Author: The Framed Table   Ingredients 4 lbs chicken, drumsticks and […]


Crab Bake

Crab Bake

Serve baked crab with crusty bread and a cold beer. Print Crab Bake Author: The Framed Table   Ingredients 8 oz cooked crab meat 1 tbsp parsley, chopped 2 tbsp gin 2 tbsp Dijon mustard 4 tbsp grated cheddar ground black pepper 1 peeled whole onion 5 or 6 cloves 1.5 cups milk 1 small bay […]


Sweet Potato Risotto with Bacon

Sweet Potato Risotto with Bacon

Risotto is a comfort food that requires no special skill other than patience.  Arborio rice is typically used to make risotto due to its short grains and high starch content, giving the dish its creamy texture.  Paul usually makes his risotto with parmesan or mushrooms, but his latest experiment with sweet potato gave this savory […]


Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

Lobster Macaroni & Cheese

Thomas Jefferson did not invent macaroni and cheese.  Our third President was however famously obsessed with the pasta and cheese dishes he enjoyed in Europe, so much so that he had a macaroni machine delivered from Italy to Monticello in Virginia so he could serve “macaroni” (his word for any kind of pasta) to his […]


English Muffins

English Muffins

Home made English Muffins are one of the most exciting things we’ve made recently.  It’s not that we’re boring people, it’s just that after a lifetime of buying them off the shelf, cradled in suffocating cellophane-covered boxes, it was extremely satisfying to cook these uncaged, free-range muffins on our own griddle at home.  After some […]


Grilled Pizza with Clams, Arugula and Peppers

Grilled Pizza with Clams, Arugula and Peppers

When it’s the middle of summer and too hot to think about heating up the kitchen for homemade pizza, we turn our outdoor grill into a blazing hot pizza oven.  Grilling pizza directly on the grill grates can be a harrowing experience, and didn’t really give us the kind of uniformly charred and crispy bottom […]


Seared Pork Chops with Tart Cherries and Mint

Pork Chops w Tart Cherries & Mint Chutney

Tart cherries, also known as sour cherries, aren’t just for dessert.  Here’s a simple recipe using them as a dressing for succulent seared pork chops.  Pair this with a Riesling, or even champagne for an elegant summer night indulgence. For our classic Tart Cherry Pie recipe, click here. Print Seared Pork Chops with Tart Cherries […]


New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder

What would an 18th century soup recipe be without a bit of controversy stirred in?  New England clam chowder is a cream or milk based soup made with fresh clams, onions and potatoes and absolutely NO tomatoes.  With New York’s debut of the tomato based Manhattan clam chowder in the 1930s, the polarization on the […]


Reuben Sandwich

Reuben Sandwich

In 1914, the Reuben was reportedly created in New York by restaurant owner Arnold Reuben, Jr. for a hungry actress named Annette Seelos.  The Reuben was also supposedly invented in 1925, when Omaha grocer and poker player Reuben Kulakofsky made this sandwich for his fellow poker players, one of them being Charles Schimmel who added […]


Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs are a common menu item in England, and despite their name eluding to a different origin, actually did first appear in England. London department store Fortnum & Mason is credited with “inventing” them in 1738 and helping increase their popularity in the 18th century. This meat-wrapped, breaded and fried hen’s egg (or quail, […]


Smoked Salmon Plate with Cornichons and Capers

Smoked Salmon, Capers, Cornichons

A recent assignment in England gave us plenty of opportunity to enjoy this classic appetizer of smoked salmon, cornichons and brown bread. We often make it at home paired with regular Irish Soda Bread, but Irish Brown Bread, made with a mix of regular and whole wheat flour, sweetened with a little molasses or honey […]


Corned Beef and Cabbage (New England Boiled Dinner)

Corned Beef & Vegetables

Corned beef and cabbage is one of the food traditions most closely associated with the celebration of Irish ancestry each year on Saint Patrick’s Day in the U.S., though oddly enough it’s not really an Irish national tradition. In 17th century Ireland, salted beef was widely produced but it was very expensive and only accessible […]


Chabichou du Poitou

Chabichou du Poitou

Chabichou du Poitou is a French goat cheese from the Poitou-Charentes region, a cheese which according to legend dates back to the mid 700s.  As old as this cheese is however, it was only in 1990 that it was granted Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) protecting the authenticity of its origin.  The soil is chalky in this […]


Cassoulet

Cassoulet

This is not the proper way to make Cassoulet.  This recipe will however get cassoulet on your table in about 30 minutes – 45 minutes if you’re a procrastinator or are styling ingredients for a photo shoot.  With Languedoc origins from the Southwest of France, historically cassoulet is not a quick meal to prepare and […]


Shrimp and Arugula with Spaghetti

Shrimp and Arugula Spaghetti

Arugula is also known as rugula, rucola, rocket and roquette and is a spicy, peppery and nutritious salad green. Originating in the Mediterranean it has long been used in Italian cooking, and the ancient Romans not only ate it for good luck but also as an aphrodisiac. Shrimp and pasta is a perfect vehicle for this […]


Montgomery’s Cheddar

Montgomery's Cheddar

Unlike some British cheese names, the name Cheddar is not government controlled or protected.  This means that Cheddar is open to international imitation and interpretation. Fortunately Montgomery’s, Keen’s and Westcombe, three British farms producing Cheddar using the old traditional method, joined together to create an Artisan Somerset Cheddar British Slow Food Presidium, a local project dedicated […]


Duck à l’Orange

Duck à l'Orange

If you’re looking for an easy weeknight meal, this is not the dish you’re looking for.  Duck à l’Orange is not difficult to make but it does take some time and attention, for which you will be greatly rewarded.  Crispy duck skin rivals bacon any day. This has now become our Christmas Eve tradition, we […]