Monthly Archives: April 2010

Squash + Apple Soup with Fennel Pollen Cream

  April seasonality doesn’t typically see a great deal of winter squash hanging around, but I did a riff on a cold weather version of this soup and the result was too good not to share.  The addition of fennel pollen cream adds a unique twist and unexpected flavor component perfect this time of year. Serve with...

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The Mighty Maitake Mushroom

Also commonly referred to as “hen of the woods”, the maitake falls into the medicinal (and wild) mushroom category for its phenomenal healing potential.  The maitake contains a compound known to lower cancer risk, promote immune function, ward off viruses and bacteria, alleviate allergies and support the body’s natural detox mechanisms. They’re also prized for...

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Chicken + Wild Mushroom Marsala with Spring Asparagus

  When I first met my husband, some of the natural first questions I asked were about food.  I’m sure it may have been a little odd at the time, but I just can’t help it.  “Food compatibility” is critically important to me. While very adventurous when it comes to food, his heart belongs to...

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