Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Friday December 17, 2010

Carole’s Concoctions:
A Page out of Jen’s Book!

I must give credit where credit is due.  And, today my sister, Jennifer Murko Gower gets all the credit. Jen is the consummate concoctor and she has truly developed some of the best recipes/guides for certain dishes that I often cook.  Several years ago she made a pork stew out of a leftover pork roast.  I asked her for the recipe and what she gave me were some basic instructions such as: "I used cumin to taste, lots of pepper, cannellini beans, onions, garlic, carrots - whatever -WHITE WINE, of course - chicken stock and finish it off with some spinach." 

And I have concocted this recipe with those instructions.  But I have taken it one step further - I wrote down exactly how I did it and the amounts.  So, here it is but PLEASE feel free to substitute and play - it's where all the creative fun happens!!