Creamy White Asparagus

Every spring, white asparagus makes a brief appearance in most supermarkets. Although it’s been a European delicacy for a long time, white asparagus has lately also become popular in the U.S. So popular in fact, these porcelain-like spears are often hard to find. Like ramps and fiddleheads, they’re considered a rare spring delicacy. When they… Read More

Carrot and Pistachio Soup with Tarragon

Tarragon is one of my favorite herbs. Although fairly strong, it’s one of those herbs that marries well with lots of other flavors. But, you have to be really careful with it. For example, it’s not best to combine it with other herbs and, as a tip, add it at the end of the cooking process. Also, you… Read More

Roasted Acorn Squash Soup

They say that years of careful nurturing and gentle pruning—from seed to tree—makes a significant difference in the way oak trees develop. If tended to well, an oak tree grows strong and is able to provide shade, comfort, and beauty for many years. But, if left to chance, a vulnerable tree can become weak and gnarled, providing shade… Read More

PWC’s 2nd Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

Hi Friends! PWC’s 2nd Healthy Lifestyle Challenge is soon to begin on Monday, October 12th. I’m looking forward to participating in this Challenge with you, regardless of whether or not you participated in our last Healthy Lifestyle Challenge. If you’d like to join me, please let me know in a comment below! If you know of anyone else… Read More

Green Velvet Soup

Hi friends. I know, it’s been a while. I haven’t been in the kitchen a lot lately. I had minor surgery on my left hand (fortunately I’m right-handed) so I wasn’t able to do much cooking. The healing process has gone very well so I’ve been slowly getting back into my cooking groove, more and more… Read More