Mark Hinds

Cuba Libre

The Cuba Libre gets its bright tropical flavors from fresh squeezed lime juice that is nicely complimented by the Coca-Cola and some good rum.

Lamb Stew with Great Northern Beans

Lamb stew with fresh herbs and white beans is a dish full of delicious flavors that has the right combination of fresh and hearty to work anytime of year.

What makes this lamb stew recipe so delicious is the interesting flavors from the coriander and how the seasoned flour helps the lamb stay tender, while creating a thick, rich stew.

Garlicky Refrigerator Pickles

This refrigerator pickle recipe only takes a few minutes to make and is a tasty way to eat more veggies. We like to eat these refrigerator pickles as a side dish, appetizer, or accoutrements to sandwiches, burgers, and BBQ.

Dashi and dried shiitake mushrooms

The history of umami, where it comes from, what it tastes like, and how it was discovered is a fascinating journey wrapped up in culture and chemistry.

Smoked Salmon Canapes with Cream Cheese and Raspberry Fruit Spread

Smoked salmon canapés are a delicious appetizer that is easy to make.  The flavors in the smoked salmon compliment the sweetness in the raspberry fruit spread and the crisp rye flavor in the crackers.

Blood Orange Negroni

A Blood Orange Negroni is a unique way to feature blood oranges when they are in season.  The bitter sweetness of the fresh squeezed blood orange juice is the perfect accruement to the bitter floral notes in a Negroni. 

Using mesquite to smoke ribs produces a distinctive smoky flavor

Mesquite smoked pork ribs are perfect for great BBQ.  This smoked rib recipe uses Ancho chili powder, smoked paprika, and a little brown sugar to bring the flavors in the pork to life, while adding a touch of sweetness.

Ancho Chili and Honey BBQ Sauce

With their dark color and rich smoky flavor Ancho chilies are the perfect foundation for a great BBQ sauce.  This Ancho Chili and Honey BBQ Sauce recipe uses dried Ancho, Chipotle, and Pasilla Chilies to create a sweet, smokey, sauce with a little heat on the finish.

Smoked Salmon BLT

Smoked salmon BLTs are a delicious way to use smoked salmon and step up your BLTs.  The reason smoked salmon BLTs are so tasty is the rich smokiness from the salmon knows how to compliment the bacon and the pumpernickel.

Alex Gibney and Michael Pollan

Cooked, a new documentary by Michael Pollan and Alex Gibney on Netflix, is a beautifully filmed series about the role cooking plays in what makes us human.  If you’re interested in seeing a show about food where you actually learn something new and are entertained Cooked is worth watching

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Stories

Geese flying in formation
Daniel Swenson-Klatt | October 14, 2016

The V formation itself is a thing of beauty.  I understand that on long journeys one person cannot be expected to carry the full weight and responsibility.  When it is shared, the burden is lighter, the investment is deeper, and there is a benefit to having a range of experience to draw upon. 

Recipes

Caramelized Onion White Bean Dip
Laura Burrack | January 2, 2017

This creamy white bean dip is a delicious and healthy appetizer with a touch of sweetness from the caramelized onions that is perfect for serving with crackers or vegetables. 

Drinks

Food

Persimmon pudding
Mark Hinds | January 12, 2017

With its warm fall flavors, a hint of cinnamon, and creamy texture persimmon pudding is a delicious dessert everyone should try.