What are your favorite ingredients and tools? Ingredients: Fresh eggs, especially those from our intrepid duck, Mara. She lays the best eggs you have ever tasted; rich, the yolks are almost buttery. We only have one duck who lays eggs, so hers seem a bit precious and special. Salt, olive oil, bitter greens, good butter, red pepper flakes, cornmeal, lots and lots of fresh herbs, especially parsley, accompanied by whatever veggies and fruits are coming in from our garden or from the folks down the road.