I’ll keep this short and sweet. I’m making this recipe tonight from my Italian Cuisine book. The Creamy Carrot Fennel Soup is, well, it’s awesome. I happen to have a lot of carrots thanks to my CSA so BAM. Done. Decision made. If you don’t have my latest book, I’m going to be super nice and give you this recipe because it would be mean and nasty of me to eat this delicious soup without you, so I invite you to join me in the goodness that is Zuppa di finocchi e crema di carote!!!! [Read more...]
Last night in a rush to prepare dinner, I made one of my fairly standard go to meals; but it always comes out different. I call it “Kitchen Sink Soup” because everything I can find in my kitchen typically goes into it, except the kitchen sink… Before we ate, I took a picture of my bowl (it was so pretty!!) and quickly put it up on Facebook and of course, you all wanted the recipe and of course I want to share it with you! Like I said on Facebook, this soup is more of an idea than a recipe that should be followed to the T so feel free to change it up as you and your tastebuds see fit.
Oh, by the way, when I make (any) soup I make a GIANT pot so we can have leftovers for the next day. For example, the little boys had leftover soup for breakfast this morning topped with a fried egg (from our very own chickens). Deliciousness in a bowl!
By the time you read this blog post the current events of today will have passed, It’s the San Francisco Giants home game opener this afternoon and as a California native I’m cheering my team on! I thought it only fitting to cook up a meal that just screams sports, so what else than…CHILI! This chili recipe has been a long time staple of mine. I love making chili because it’s such a forgiving dish. You can play around with the ingredients and the end result comes out great every time. I have mentioned before that I have a diverse meat selection at my disposal so for tonight’s chili I used a combination of Venison, Buffalo, Beef and Pork. I don’t usually have a lot of buffalo lying around but my husband picked it up at a local butcher shop and I figured tonight’s chili was a great use for it. I was a little skeptical that the buffalo would have some strange flavor that I wasn’t going to like but as always this chili turned out great. Absolutely any combination of meat works for this recipe. [Read more...]
A few months ago I posted on my Facebook page, a picture of our freezer full of grass fed beef and many of you wanted to know who my “supplier” was! I was eager to fill you all in on my secret but the awesome little company that I had purchased my beef from was only selling locally at the time. Now for the good news – my little local supplier is shipping their amazing beef nationwide! I am happy to introduce Massa Natural Meats, offering pasture raised beef from start to finish and I must say that their product is by far one of the highest quality and most amazing tasting beef I have ever eaten. I also appreciate that you can order either by the cut OR you can have them custom butcher and send to you your choice of an 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, or a whole cow! Finally, Massa Natural Meats will soon be offering all natural, pasture raised, heritage pork and grass-fed lamb! Please visit Massa Natural Meats to see all that they have to offer and let me know what you think of their product! I’m sure you will be impressed.
Now on to the recipe!!
Today I woke up for the first day of my last semester as a college student; a bittersweet moment indeed. Knowing I had a busy day ahead of me I wanted to have a meal ready to go when I got home from my classes and work. I walked into the kitchen grabbed my handy crock pot and started throwing everything that sounded good into it, set it on high and walked out the door for the day. It was a perfect meal for a cold rainy winter day.
This recipe was inspired by a reader who emailed me a recipe that he created for a seafood curry that was served over roasted pumpkin. Of course I can never leave anything alone so I revised his recipe to make this Creamy Pumpkin Curry. The whole family loved this savory fall soup and I hope your family does as well!