Tuesday, March 8, 2011

And we're back.

After moving from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Somerville, Massachusetts, having one baby girl, and consuming many meals not blog-worthy (and some that were), We Are Back. I didn't know what would get us rolling again until last Saturday night. Now it is clear that I was waiting for Russ Parsons' Lamb-Stuffed Cabbage Rolls. I'm not sure who this man is but he has a gift. I found the recipe on Wednesday Chef, which if I remember correctly is exactly where I first found inspiration a year and a half ago when this blog began. Now the Wednesday Chef is living in Berlin with a book contract and I'm sitting in my living room with my black-eyed peas soaking and a baby asleep in the next room.

But back to Saturday night when a craving for meat led us on a recipe hunt which then led us on a walk to Savenor's where the nicest butcher in the neighborhood ground us some fresh lamb. When he reemerged from the back and held out the meat, I knew it was going to be a good night. And it was. The dish turned out better than we could have hoped and I'm still thinking about it, and definitely still talking about it.


  1. Nice to have you back.
    We made lamb brewats this week- ground lamb w/ onion & spices wrapped into little triangles in phyllo dough and baked. Cute & yummy. We hope to get out east this summer and meet your daughter.


  2. welcome back! i'm actually going down to plymouth in a couple weeks to learn how to make my grandmother's stuffed cabbage. she always made it for every family gatherin - but its been years. i'm looking forward to featuring her recipe at easter this year! we'll have to compare recipes!