Beef Borscht is a quintessential soup for these frigid Winter days. I can just imagine my Russian ancestors huddled around the kitchen table and digging into a bowl of this body and soul warming soup laden with shredded beef, beets, cabbage, and potatoes. It is truly a whole meal in […]
A Rolled Turkey Breast Stuffed with Spinach is a sure fire way of avoiding any dry white meat. The moisture from the spinach assures that every slice will be juicy and full of flavor. Ask your butcher to flatten a turkey breast for you so it is easy to roll. […]
Meringues are made from egg whites beaten with sugar and a little cream of tartar, salt or lemon juice to help them hold their shape. This process can take on many different uses depending on how you treat the meringue. You can flavor it with vanilla, peppermint or whatever you […]
Leek and Potato soup is a carb lovers delight. It’s easy to make, creamy, without cream, with the subtle flavor of leeks. Serve with chopped chives and croutons.
Rich, velvety Chocolate Mousse with Minced Orange Rind is a treat for everyone. Who can resist rich creamy chocolate dotted with bits of candied orange rind. It is almost too good to be true. I like adding coffee to the chocolate; but if you don’t, try adding an equal amount […]
Baked Poached Salmon may seem counter intuitive; but baking your salmon surrounded by herbs and wine in the oven produces the most moist and delicious fish. I used to poach my salmon stovetop in a gorgeous stainless steel poacher. Placing the salmon in the poacher was no problem. Lifting it […]
Roast Duck in Orange Sauce was generally my Father’s and my first choice at La Grenouille- a spectacular French restaurant in New York City. Duck served in a restaurant of this caliber- well, there is just no way to describe it properly. The skin was completely crisp and delicious […]