Creamy Mushroom Soup

So good on a winter’s day, this creamy mushroom soup is both earthy and warming. Full of nutritional benefits and easy to make, you can serve this soup with the mushrooms in tact (photo at the end), or purée it like I did hear. Tasty and durable, this version has  bit of an Asian flavor profile because… Read More

Seasonal and Holiday Favorites

Now is about the time I start to think of holiday meal planning and I’m often swapping recipes and ideas with friends and family. Here’s a list of a few of my seasonal and holiday favorites from the archives. Happy Holidays! Much love, peace and happiness to you. ~ Martine SAVORY Walnut and Mushroom Pâté – For… Read More

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

Tech Tuesday: Making Vinaigrette

Because many store bought vinaigrettes contain a lot of unnatural ingredients—synthetic flavorings, additives, and more—and preservatives, seasoned home cooks and chefs often prefer to make their own. Making your own vinaigrette is easy and allows you to be in complete control, using your own choice of fresh and flavorful ingredients. Traditionally, a vinaigrette is made… Read More

Spring Vegetable Soup

Need a quick and healthy dinner in less than an hour? Well, here you go. This will take you about 45 minutes, really. This one pot meal is an adaptation of a recipe I saw in the most recent edition of Cooking Light magazine. My version is oil free, using the culinary technique, dry-sauté, I discussed in my last post. Instead of… Read More