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We're Cookin': The Just Simply... Cuisine Foodcast

We're Cookin' is a foodcast for home cooks, hosted by Just Simply... Cuisine in Washington, D.C. Hosts Chris Coppola Leibner and Brooke Rodgers will teach you how to cook seasonally and with real food, share stories from their JSC kitchens and gardens, introduce you to their favorite local and regional artisans, vendors, and experts of all things good food, and give you the best tips, tricks, time-savers, advice and recipes that we’ve picked up over the years!
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Apr 21, 2021

Spring has sprung, and rhubarb has won! In this episode, the versatile ingredient will be broken down … to a compote! Is it a veggie or fruit? How is it used in both sweet and savory recipes? Get inspired to make your own strawberry-rhubarb compote over ice cream! (03:00) Vanilla my sugar! We share a simple tip for tempering vinaigrettes, balancing marinara sauce, caramelizing slow-roasted tomatoes, and glazing your grilled steaks. (11:40) It’s all about the dirt, as Chris digs into the reasons why nutrient-rich soil is essential for a healthy harvest and dispels the myth of the ‘perfect garden.’ Meanwhile, Brooke turns overripe onions into blossoming bulbs and updates us on her salvaged potatoes. Later, the journey detours to the land of lemony sorrel and herbal chervil, also known as French parsley. (14:15) Hold the plastic! The ladies exchange ideas for maintaining an ecofriendly kitchen and extending the shelf-life of our precious produce. (25:00) Chris shares one of her favorite books by Ellen Ecker Ogden, The Complete Kitchen Garden: An Inspired Collection of Garden Designs and 100 Seasonal Recipes. Finally, we discuss long handle spoons, flea markets and more helpful resources from the Sage Advice newsletter. (30:20)

For recipes and more, including information about our virtual cooking classes and monthly newsletter, Sage Advice, visit justsimplycuisine.com and follow us on Instagram.

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[Episode 2]

Apr 21, 2021

Spring is here, the gardens are budding, and our taste buds are fired up for Season 2 of We’re Cookin’! In this second season premiere, we’re serving a springtime medley of flavor and fun, featuring seasonal cooking tips from host Chris Coppola Leibner, owner of Washington DC’s beloved Just Simply… Cuisine cooking school - and introducing our amazing new co-host, Brooke Rodgers. In this episode, we dive into a mouthwatering Milanese recipe that you can easily make at home: Rosemary Gremolata Stuffed Lamb Loin Chops. (03:03) Don’t spend your weekends cooking – and don’t forget the reduced balsamic! We’re giving you even more ways to incorporate the ever-reliable starter vinaigrette into your sweet and savory dishes. (11:52) Unsure about how to repurpose your leftovers? We’ve shared quick tips on how to marry ingredients from your winter harvest (and grocery bags) with that cold pizza sitting in the fridge. (15:00) If you’re ready to start or remix your garden, look no further for tips on city and in-home gardening, including street-strip potato beds, garlic scapes and potted herbs. (16:03) Later, Chris recounts a surprising discovery of morel mushrooms and shares tips for preparing these delicate, delectable fungi! (24:45) Finally, Brooke helps us marry cross-seasonal ingredients as we transition from winter to spring. (27:00)

For recipes and more, including information about our virtual cooking classes and monthly newsletter, Sage Advice, visit justsimplycuisine.com and follow us on Instagram.

Many thanks to our sponsors:

FireFly Farms

American Kitchen Cookware

 

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