Update: “Around the Kitchen Table” Photos!!

Pork Shoulder Roast slowly braised with carrots, rutabaga and onions; Creamy Polenta topped with sautéed mushrooms, shallots and goat cheese; Green Salad with a Lemon-Thyme Dressing; Cloverleaf Potato Rolls

Just a quick update to Sunday’s post…

On Sunday I mentioned my menu for our virtual Sunday meal together to celebrate the launch of “Around the Kitchen Table.” Today I leave you with Continue reading

Around the Kitchen Table: Presidential Inauguration

Around the Kitchen Table: Inauguration

Today, I am beginning a new segment of Cleansed Palate called “Around the Kitchen Table.” It is something that I have planned for quite some time but am just now getting around to implementing.
Each Sunday I will offer a menu. With that menu I will include a topic of discussion. In a sense we will all be sitting around our virtual kitchen tables enjoying a nice meal and conversation. That conversation may be lively; it may be educational. Perhaps it will even be controversial.
The only rule I offer up is to be respectful. There will be no tolerance for bullying or disparaging others. No name-calling. I am looking for an exchange of ideas. Perhaps you will have insights that I – or others – have not considered before now and vice versa…

Around the Kitchen Table: Today’s menu

It’s winter, and in many places that means cold and snow. Here it is cold and wet, in the form of rain instead of snow. Unfortunately Continue reading