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Roasted Fennel Pesto

We made this pesto with intermediate school kids recently, and none of them had ever seen a fennel bulb before… how do you cut it? What does it taste like? After roasting in a little olive oil and salt, everyone decided they liked its sweet mild anise flavour. Tasters of this recipe came back for seconds… and thirds and fourths… until the bowl was empty.  Continue reading

Creamy Potato Celeriac Soup

Ever tasted something and though, ‘wow, I have to have that again!’? This soup was one of those items for us. A friend of ours made it, based on recipes she grew up with in Poland. It’s a thick, creamy soup, served with fried onions, roasted diced potatoes and celeriac on top, and a sprinkling of finely chopped chives. Continue reading

Seasonal Pasta

This delicious meal is an adaptation of a dish done by Thomas Keller. He used homemade gnocci, we are using brown rice pasta spirals. The dish is done in a frypan, limiting serves to one or two at a time – if you try to do more at once, the different elements lose their shape and texture. Once you have the preparation done though, the assembly part is quite fast, so for extra serves, do them one after the other in the frypan.

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