Archive for the 'Vegetarian' Category

Warm White Asparagus with Sauce Gribiche

White asparagus is simply good old green asparagus that has been covered with soil to keep sunlight (and green chlorophyll-producing photosynthesis) away from the ripening spears. It’s in the ground they develop their unique delicate flavor. The spears are then harvested before their tips break through the surface. The farmers must keep a close watch […]


Four-Cheese Lasagna: step by step

I recently received an email from someone who had almost a nervous breakdown from having to make a simple lasagna for a family gathering. There was nail biting and tears which is exactly the opposite of what I’m trying to teach on this blog. It made me realize that simple recipes that I take for […]


Five-Herb Ravioli with Chanterelles, Roasted Tomato Coulis and Basil Oil

With summer fleeting away rapidly i’m rushing to use the last of the summer harvest. The overripe tomatoes were turned into a roasted tomato coulis, the herbs from the garden which don’t do well in colder temperatures were used to make a stuffing for ravioli along with ricotta, mascarpone and spinach. The overgrown basil was […]


Eggplant Parmegiana

When life gives you eggplants, make eggplant parmegiana! And recently life has been very generous to me on the eggplant side so i feel like i should share this recipe with you to keep my good eggplant karma. Eggplant parmegiana is not something i make very often but maybe i should change that. I realized […]


Wild Mushroom Tart with Gruyère, Herb Salad & Balsamic Reduction

It’s time for the monthly food fight hosted by Mel of Gourmet Fury and Leela of She Simmers. The theme ingredient this month? [drum rolls] ..Mushrooms!! My submission is this simple but sophisticated appetizer that everyone can make at home in a snap. Well, if you use store bought puff pastry that is. If in […]