Monthly Archives: May 2015


Sunday Night Dinner – Creamy Asparagus Soup and Tomato Grilled Cheese

I’m taking advantage of the last few cold days we have and making creamy asparagus soup for dinner.  For Mother’s Day my boys got me a Vitamix, something I have really wanted for quite some time.  As a chef it is an invaluable tool in the kitchen.  It arrived Thursday […]


Cream of Tomato Soup

Simple and ingredients make this soup special. Cream, or milk and flour make this creamy soup base. If you have homemade veggie broth and fresh basil on hand, even better!


Cream of Tomato Soup

What a day…. As I type this, I am in a tent with my five and two year-old.  The breeze is blowing and there is a promise of rain in the air.  Normally I’d not be doing a rain dance while camping outside, however given the recent weather patterns and […]


“The Show” -Springdell Mid-season Pick-up #3

Today was our third pickup of the weekly interim share box.  This week we will be working with: 1 bag of spinach 1 bag of mixed greens Tomatoes 2 bunches of Asparagus Fiddleheads 1 bag of mushrooms  These items scream Spring.  Asparagus is only with us for such a short […]


The “Tell” – Springdell Mid-Season Pickup #2

As we prep to pick up our goodies from the third Pre-Summer Farm Share,  we wanted to share the “tell” of our Springdell show and Tell to show some of what was done with these yummy veggies: 1 bag of spinach Spinach Fried Rice Green Smoothies Spinach Lasagna In the […]


Racks of Lamb With Mushrooms and Zucchini

This is less of a recipe and more through a talking through the experience of grilling rack of lamb. Full fat yogurt and maple sugar make a nice sauce for the lamb, along with the simple sides of shiitake mushrooms and zucchini.


Lamb with Mushrooms, rice and Zucchini

Culinary school was a really amazing experience for me, it totally changed the way I look at food, with the added bonus of meeting some really cool people.  One of those people, my very good friend Sherry, brought over some racks of lamb for me this weekend.  I mean really, […]


Fiddlehead Parmesan Puffs

What a busy day! My other half is on the other side of the planet at the moment, so the boys and I have been busy entertaining ourselves with chores, playgroups, Karate classes and, of course, cooking and gardening.  (If my writing is sporadic and disjointed this evening, you now […]


Fiddlehead Parmesan Puffs

Adapted from a Williams Sonoma Recipe for Asparagus puffs, gruyere cheese and parmesan is good, as is a sharp cheddar. Whichever cheese you use, I hope you'll like these!


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