Braised Beef in Red Wine, Brasato di Manzo

Braised Beef in Red Wine, Brasato di Manzo

Beef Braised in Red Wine, Brasato di Manzo.  Let’s start the week with a simple, versatile recipe that you can make throughout the fall and into the winter.   Last week I was in Tuscany where braised meats are part of the culinary tradition, using full bodied red wines to cook or braise the meats […]

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Autumn Chicken Salad with Radicchio, Red Grapes and Fennel

Autumn Chicken Salad with Radicchio, Red Grapes and Fennel

Autumn Chicken Salad with Radicchio, Red Grapes and Fennel.  What a wonderful salad to welcome the Fall Season.  This chicken salad is filled with fall’s seasonal splendors, grapes, pomegranate, fennel and walnuts all tossed with a balsamic vinegrete. Like it’s “sister” salad, Chicken Salad Mediterranean Style, both these salads have unique flavor combinations and the chicken […]

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Cream of Leek, Potato and Cauliflower Soup with Bacon Bits and Chives

Cream of Leek, Potato and Cauliflower Soup with Bacon Bits and Chives

Cream of Leek, Potato and Cauliflower Soup with Bacon Bits and Chives.  I love creamed soups, if you have been following my blog posts, you already know this fact!  Today’s soup, is a nice transitional dish.  It is still a light creamed vegetable base soup, but with the added density of  potatoes, and then crunchy […]

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