Roasted Pear & Butternut Squash Bisque

roasted pear and butternut bisque

Since there are so many recipes out there for butternut squash soup, I thought I’d join the party.  It is such a seasonal thing, after all.  You’ve probably heard the line before …this is the one that you really have to try.  Well, it really is.  The combination of flavors is unbelievable.  Butternut squash, sweet pears, […]

Beef Stew and Dumplings

beef stew and dumplings

Dumplings or amadombolo were usually reserved for big traditional family gatherings on my grandfather’s farm, but occasionally Mom would surprise us with a hearty stew served with dumplings. And this  This easy dumpling recipe will ensure it becomes a weekly treat during winter. General info: Serves 4-6  For the beef stew 45 ml cake flour salt and […]

So what makes a wine perfect?

wine glasses

The ‘perfect’ wine rides a line between intensity and sumptuousness. It has haunting aromas that astound your senses and the taste continues to evolve with layers of complexity that last a long time. Some people disagree and believe that perfection can’t be reached; but why deny the possibility that it exists? Especially if you are […]

Playing Around With Balsamic Vinegar

lamb ribs in balsamic vinegar reduction

So a couple of bottles of balsamic vinegar were sent to my house, I was wondering what am I going to do with all of this balsamic vinegar because it’s usually served as dressing and it has an intense smell and distinct taste…but here’s ways to transform it which is healthier replacement of barbecue sauce. […]