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Fettuccine with Merguez

Our friends, Jody and Luisa Somers of Dancing Ewe Farm in New York, raise sheep.  They use the sheep’s milk to make the most incredible ricotta and pecorino cheeses.  They use the meat to make a spicy merguez sausage that seems to beg me to buy it every Friday at the Union Square Greenmarket.  Both the pecorino and the merguez made it into this homemade fettuccine dish.  Having friends is a gift.  Having friends who are farmers is an endowment.

Fettuccine with Merguez and Chard

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Sheep’s Milk Ricotta

Perhaps my favorite food of the spring is sheep’s milk ricotta from Dancing Ewe Farm in Washington County, New York.  Every Friday, on the north end of the Union Square Greenmarket, Jody and Luisa Somers can be found with their newborn son, Matteo, selling their delicious Italian style cheeses and salumi for a fair price, and giving their beaming smiles away for free.  I can barely wait to get it home and drizzle it with buckwheat honey and toasted nuts.  It’s enough to make me that hope spring never ends.

Sheep's Milk Ricotta