Tag Archives: leeks

Herb Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

We debated going out for Sunday dinner versus staying home. If we stayed home, it meant devoting much of the afternoon to meal preparation. Neither choice seemed satisfactory. Fortunately, we found this recipe that allowed us a home-cooked meal with … Continue reading

Posted in Chicken | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Slow-Roasted Salmon with Soy-Caramel Sauce, Carrot Puree and Crispy Leeks

It is not true that our oven aestivates. For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, aestivation is a term from biology, defined as “a state of animal dormancy, similar to hibernation, characterized by inactivity and a lowered metabolic rate, … Continue reading

Posted in Seafood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lentil Soup with Pork Sausages

Lentils are the centerpiece of this recipe. Lentils are an Old World food staple from prehistoric times. Many nutritionists consider lentils one of the top foods to add to your diet. Lentils are an excellent source of protein, folate, minerals … Continue reading

Posted in Sausage, Soups | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Creamy Winter Vegetable Soup

This recipe might be called “Clean Out the Vegetable Bin” or “Chop ’til You Drop,” but Creamy Winter Vegetable Soup is the name Rachael Ray gave it on Food Network, so that’s the name for the blog, too. The link … Continue reading

Posted in Soups, Vegetable | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beef Short Ribs

We made this recipe from Ina Garten (the Barefoot Contessa) recently. You can find the recipe from her show on Food Network here. We used less wine than she recommended (an entire bottle). Half that amount was plenty! We served … Continue reading

Posted in Beef | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment