Pumpkin Coconut Soup

This was an experiment that worked out. Real, REAL good. I needed to use up some pumpkin puree after shooting my homemade pumpkin puree video. I remembered a recipe I made several years ago, a butternut squash and shrimp soup with a coconut milk base, that was AB FAB. And you know, pumpkin is so similar […]

Mushroom Pierogi

Mushroom Pierogi Video (scroll down for recipe) Part one in my Christmas Around the World series! Christmas in Poland, focus on: PIEROGI!  I need to give a warm “Thank You!” and even a round of applause to Marta Z. who helped immensely by emailing me with recipes and advice about making pierogi and Christmas traditions in […]

Mushroom Duxelles in Puff Pastry

  If you don’t know, duxelles is just French for “mushrooms cooked down into paste”. Mushroom paste? Blech. No wonder they made up a fancy-sounding word for it. But it is yummy if you’re into mushrooms. If you’re not, I completely understand because I have hated mushrooms my whole life until very recently when I […]