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Cranberry Pear Pie

By Jan Buhrman

Pie Crust I believe nothing compares in flakiness as a pie crust made with lard. At the kitchen porch, we use lard from pigs that we know are raised well and have happy lives. Otherwise the next best ingredient is butter! 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour. Pinch salt 1/2 cup lard 3 to 4 tablespoons...

Pork Curry

By Jan Buhrman

This recipe was a part of our Curried Winter Night menu. Please check out the entire menu and the story behind its creation – it includes a handy shopping list! 4 tablespoons coconut oil two onions, finely chopped two apples cut into small pieces 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2” ginger 2 teaspoons ground...

Sweet Potato and Spinach Fritters

By Jan Buhrman

This recipe was a part of our Curried Winter Night menu. Please check out the entire menu and the story behind its creation – it includes a handy shopping list! Makes 24 small one-bite fritters Disclaimer: This recipe may come out differently dependent on method of cooking sweet potato/spinach, etc. I made these a...

Stuffed Cabbage

By Jan Buhrman

This is one of Julia Child’s recipes. When I was in graduate school, I lived right across the street from Julia on Irving Street in Cambridge. She invited me a few times to her home and I would see her daily on the street walking with her husband Paul. I used to pore over...

Cashew, Almonds, Chocolate & Coconut Rolls

By Jan Buhrman

These fructose-free bliss balls are a great treat to serve your friends and family to show them that quitting fructose can still be delicious! 1/2 cup cashew butter 1/2 cup coconut oil 2 tablespoon honey 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder 1 cup almond meal 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon cardamom 1...

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa and Vegetables

By Jan Buhrman

Squash can be sexy! “Squash is a great member of the curcubitae family and all, especially the seeds, contain high levels of citrulline. This helps our body utilize arginine more effectively for improved blood flow and better circulation. It is often called the poor wo/man’s Viagra. When I recommend it for those I work...

Roasted Delicata Squash

By Jan Buhrman

Roasted Delicata Squash Cut into one inch slices and pour apple cider over and bake in oven for 30-35 minutes. If this is too plain, sprinkle with cinnamon, Raz el Hanout and/or maple syrup and salt! Eat seeds and all! Roasting the Seeds 2 cups seeds with most of the pulp removed 3 tablespoons...

Raw Banana Pudding with Walnuts

By Sheryl Dagostino

I haven’t written here in a while…  I work with Jan regularly behind the scenes here on the blog and marketing for Kitchen Porch – Culinary Experiences.  I’m actually always here in one way or another. I’m inspired by Jan in many ways.  Jan’s delicious recipes and her own inspirations, her resources and fervor...

Rabbit with Onions and Raisins

By Jan Buhrman

3 rabbits whole 3 red onions sliced thin 2 cups golden raisins 1/2 bunch cilantro and parsley each chopped fine 2 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon each ginger, black pepper, salt, cinnamon, turmeric, Ras el Hanout 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup oil Mix the wet rub well and massage into rabbit. Allow to marinate for...

Tangerine Strawberry Sorbet

By Jan Buhrman

Most participants in our Metabolic Boot Camp and Spring Cleanse retreats have trouble with sugar.  Here is a sugar free dessert recipe sure to please.  Of course you need a good blender. We recommend a Vitamix, but any high-powered one will do the trick as well: 2 organic tangerines 2 cups organic strawberries 2...

Gingerbread Dough for Making Houses + Royal Icing

By Jan Buhrman

I am making gingerbread houses with my neighbor boys who are 8 and 10 this week and this is a good recipe. It is too hard to eat, but after many years of making gingerbread houses, this one does work and holds up well. One year, I saved our gingerbread in the basement with...

Tzimmes

By Jan Buhrman

5-6 sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds) 4 Tablespoons butter ½ cup honey 1 cup orange juice 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ cup figs chopped into small pieces ½ cup pitted prunes chopped into small pieces Slice sweet potatoes, place in casserole dish and roast in 350 degree F oven for 35-40 minutes...

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