Making a good risotto is very easy! All it takes are a few good ingredients and some love.
Make this risotto for your whole family or for a fine dining with friends. The toasted hazelnuts and the roasted pumpkin seed oil gives it the little something extra …
Winter is here and this season is also synonymous for less abundance in fresh fruit and vegetables. I have to admit that winter is not my favorite season and, very often at the end of it, the beginning of spring is very welcome. Probably not just for me.
One of the main winter vegetables you can find everywhere right now is the pumpkin. And just because we don’t have that many vegetables in winter it doesn’t mean that cooking has to be boring. Instead, let’s get a bit creative with the winter squash and make a quiche with it. This should be a nice alternative to the traditional albeit delicious and comforting soups or purees.
Fall is here, the leaves on the trees turn yellow and orange, the pumpkins appear on the market, the weather gets colder and there are these days when you just want to stay inside where it’s warm and cozy, and bake.
I love wandering over the green market and being inspired by its produce to create dishes; maybe I come across a new produce or herb I never tried out. But the market is also full of its “classics”. As spring and summer are coming back more and more fruits and veggies are back at their respective times. I really enjoy seeing from week to week what is back in season… sometimes impatiently waiting for an item to be back! Asparagus, strawberries, ramps, peas, the list goes on and on. But in this post I want to talk about corn.
I love beets! Raw or cooked, they are one of the healthiest vegetables you can find. They are a good source of fiber, folate and potassium, and they are also extremely rich in antioxidants, in fact more so than almost any other vegetable.
Let’s talk about lentils!
Lentils might not be under the spotlight of the all favorite foods ever but I personally like to cook and eat them. If you are not already a lentil’s lover, I will show you through this recipe that working with lentils is easy and that they are delicious.
It is summer, it is hot, and juicy fruits are available in abundance. Let’s make some easy ice cream at home!
You cannot imagine how happy I am when in spring, back at the farmers market, I see more and more produce becoming available, especially after a hard and long winter like the one we had this year in NY. I love wandering through the market and discovering week after week which produce is back again. To celebrate the abundance and beauty of fresh and available produce I created this delicious creamy but light zucchini soup that I like to serve cool. Very few ingredients, easy to make and keeps well for the next day as well.