Charcuterie for the Holidays

I love appetizers, tapas and meze because you can be very creative, have food set up in various places and keep them out all evening. Some of my favourite items are different charcuterie. To make the perfect platter always have an array of smoked meats, salami, cured hams and different cheeses. I love adding both…

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Why not enjoy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup as a hearty and healthy meal on a cold winter’s day? This version has a slightly creamy texture. You might be surprised to learn which ingredient is used to give it that creaminess, that allows it to not be too heavy. Soup can be accompanied by bread, salad,…

Cauliflower Bisque

How To Make Cauliflower Bisque! INGREDIENTS 1 head Cauliflower – chopped 1 Onion – diced 8 large Potatoes (Yukon gold preferred) – peeled & cubed 3 stalks Celery – chopped 3 Bay Leaves Salt & Pepper to taste 3 liters of Chicken Stock 1 cup Sour Cream 1 cup Parsley – chopped   INSTRUCTIONS In a stock…

Minestrone Soup

Making Minestrone Soup INGREDIENTS 1 large Onion – finely diced 2 stalks Celery – finely diced 3-4 Carrots – peeled & sliced 3 cloves of Garlic – minced 1 head of Kale – chopped 4-5 Bay Leaves 1 bunch fresh Thyme – (or 1 tbsp dried Thyme) 1 Red Bell Pepper – finely chopped 1 can…

Leek & Potato Soup

INSTRUCTIONS 1 bunch Leeks (2-3) 8 large Potatoes (Yukon gold preferred) – peeled & cubed 3 stalks Celery 3 Bay Leaves Salt & Pepper to taste 3 liters of Chicken Stock 1 cup Sour Cream 1 cup Parsley – chopped   INSTRUCTIONS In a stock pot in 3 tbsp Oil – bay leaf, leek and…