Butternut and Acorn Squash Soup with Apple Balsamic Crostini

It’s the time of year when we are celebrating the harvest of that lovely food that is squash. My daughter ate so much of the stuff as a baby that her nose had an orange color for a while! Recently I was introduced to some wonderful Balsamic vinegar products from the company House of Balsamic, This company offers top quality balsamics and in different forms including a jelly. I was sent an assortment of products to try including those interesting {Read More}

Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

I have been so sick lately with a cold that went to my chest. I also was under a lot of stress with my college class starting at the same time, and now, in a day or so, my two oldest going to school. I needed something to eat and had nothing to make me feel better. I had some chicken though, so I decided on soup! But… no chicken broth (neither store bought nor homemade) As I frowned I {Read More}

Purée of Green Pea Soup With Mint Cream

Yield: 3 Portions, 8 oz. Prep Time 10 minutes, Cook time 30 minutes. – Recipe by Chef Ian Ingredients: ¼ oz. butter 3/4 oz. onion, small dice 2 C. Chicken Stock 12 oz. Fresh or Frozen Peas (I would go for sweet but that is a personal preference) Salt and Ground White Pepper to taste 2 TBSP. Heavy Cream Garnish: 1 ½ oz. Heavy Cream 1 ½ tsp. fresh mint leaves, finely shredded ———————————————————————————- Instructions: 1. heat the butter in {Read More}