1. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Bell Peppers Stuffed with Lamb, Cabbage, Onion, Za'atar, Topped with Labne

    I aim for a Middle Eastern taste profile here. The lamb came from a local farmer. Labne is a Middle-Eastern / Persian dairy product very similar to yogurt (it has cultures, and probably listens to Mozart when it can). I find this at a Persian market in the Connecticut River valley. It...
  2. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Appetizer: Soft Shelled Crab & Ramps, with Za'atar Seasoning

    But, what about ramps? Ramps (Allium tricoccum) are native to eastern North America, and as the genus name, Allium, indicates, they are in the onion family. They have a unique but onion-related taste of their own. While not as stringent as some onions, there is a distinct "earthy" taste...
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