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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Zuchinni Blossoms Tempura w/ Aromatic Vegetables & Ricotta

I went to inspect the zuchinni flowers, and as i looked closer i was in shock. A bug menage a trois was indulging in decadent hedonism in broad daylight AND right in front of me!.. Pigs!!.. I mean Bugs!! Now, i don’t watch much television but i must say – this was much more entertaining [...]

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