Napa Sauerkraut Steamed in Alsatian Wine

What better way to enjoy home-fermented, probiotic sauerkraut than to infuse it with Riesling wine from Alsace? Steaming sauerkraut rather than braising it has the added advantage of helping remove much of the salt. Apples and caraway round out the complex flavors of this cold-weather side dish, a perfect accompaniment for franks and boiled potatoes….

Stinging Nettle Soup

Equip yourself with tongs and scissors to harvest stinging nettles and snip the leaves off the stems. If you are sensitive to nightshades, use 1 sweet potato in place of the potato and carrot. The bigger the potato, the thicker the soup. Peel/trim and dice: 1 potato 1 carrot 1 onion 1 rib celery 2…

Fusion Marinade for Shish Kebabs

East meets West in this tangy, pungent, heavily salted marinade made with widely available Japanese and British condiments. The complex flavors won’t be overshadowed by the charring and caramelization produced by grilling. Combine in a blender: 3/4 cups oil 3/4 cups tamari soy sauce 1/2 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons mustard…