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DDC Week 3: Venison with Celery Root Fries

celery root and venison

Celery root fries and venison backstrap

Celery root (Celeriac) is perhaps—and I’m not exaggerating—my favorite vegetable ever. It tastes slightly of celery or maybe something else. It’s silky and smooth, but provides the same comfort satisfaction of potatoes. But it’s not a starch, so it doesn’t cause the bellyache that potatoes often cause for me.

Duck a l’Orange

duck a l'orange

Duck a l'Orange, frittes, and beans...very French.

I’ve been trying to get this post written and up for a few weeks now. Crazy how time flies when life is insane. But better late than never!

When I read about the Maple Avenue Market in my local paper, I knew I had to figure out a way to shop there. That’s not as dramatic as it seems: it’s only about a 10 to 15 minute drive, so very doable. The owners are just normal people who had big jobs and found farming more fulfilling. They work a small piece of land in Great Falls, VA, source from local vendors, and have the cutest little market ever.

Dark Days Week 2: Pumpkin Chocolate Chili

venison pumpkin chocolate chili

Venison, pumpkin, chocolate...awesome chili.

This week’s Dark Days Challenge really was a challenge. Work was insane and left me about zero time to think about cooking. The madness should be over by Wednesday, and I’ll have the rest of the year to just think about food.

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