Watercress is one of my favorite vegetables of all times. This soup is a cross between Caldo Verde (Portuguese green soup named after the intense color of the couve galega) and Sopa de Agriões (Portuguese watercress soup). You can add Portuguese chouriço or Spanish chorizo to spicy it up.
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This recipe works with any type of fresh oily fish with a fatty texture, such as sea bass, black cod, and halibut.
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Last weekend I found stinging nettles in my neighbourhood market for the first time this year. To me that is the sign of spring. I bought a bag and made my favorite nettle pesto. It is super easy to make and completely vegan.
Here is how I do it.
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This delicious tart takes a little bit of planning, First you poach the pears, which is a no-brainer. Then you make the shell, add the toppings and bake it again, et voilà – a beautifully golden colored, nicely caramelized tart!
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I made this cake last week for a Chinese New Year’s celebration party. It was an instance crowd-pleaser.
I was asked to share the recipe so here it is.
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I found this recipe from Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. It’s incredibly easy to make and incredibly tasty. Aloo means potato. Gobi means cauliflower. So Aloo Gobi is a dish of cauliflowers and potatoes.
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When I phoned my mom last week, the doctor in her reminded me that I had been eating unhealthy during the holiday season. She was right, what with all the parties and dining outs, it’s hard to pick what I ate, let alone controlling portions. Continue reading “Recipe: Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Truffle Oil”
A really simple recipe of watercress fried rice.
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This is a guest post by my friend and fellow blogger Jenny Lombard
, an amazing potter and certified aromatherapist, born and raised in Alaska. Jenny lives in Bremerton, WA with her husband and two cats. In August, Jenny went blackberry picking and made liqueur out of the fruit of her labor. Below is her story.
Remembering Summer with Homemade Blackberry Liqueur
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When I lived in the east coast, salmon was never my favorite fish to fry. The salmon I had at local restaurants were mostly overcooked – the meat was stiff and flavorless. Health benefits aside, I simply can’t fathom why they are such a big deal.
Back then, salmon was just salmon. Continue reading “Recipe: Pan Seared Salmon with Nettle Pesto”