Pizza Arugula with Marinated Mushrooms and Onions

Cool Toppings for Summertime Pizza Serves 2 With the sizzle of summer upon us (although it’s rather soggy here in Connecticut), we continue to keep pace in our busy kitchen, but with added emphasis on ease and simplicity.  Bruno’s latest pizza creation was inspired by my irresistible craving for arugula straight from the organic vegetable…

Potato Gratin-A Perfect Accompaniment

Potato Gratin Gratin Dauphinois Serves 4 Are you planning a special Christmas menu as we are?  One of our traditional favorites is Gratin Dauphinois, the perfect accompaniment to any meat, poultry, pork or fish dish. We recommend using small to medium sized, high quality, low-starch potato varieties such as Charlotte, New, Fingerlings or White Round….

Asparagus Parmesan

Asparagus Parmesan Parmesan aux Asperges Serves 2   Available all year around, asparagus is at its best in early springtime. The composition of this tasty veggie is 93% water, low in calories, sodium and a good source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. As a side dish or an appetizer, get a boost on your…

Salad of Dandelion Greens, Beets and Grilled Goat Cheese

Salad of Dandelion Greens, Beets and Grilled Goat Cheese Salade de Pissenlits Verts, Betteraves et Fromage de Chèvre Grillé Serves 2 Found right in your own back yard, dandelion greens eaten raw or cooked are highly nutritious in vitamins and minerals that contribute to overall good health, in particular reducing inflammation and heart disease. Enjoy…

Swiss Chard & Cheese Pie

Swiss Chard & Cheese Pie Tarte aux bettes à carde et au fromage Serves 2 As we focus more on good health and bolstering our immune systems, getting enough leafy greens into our daily diets are essential.  Although slightly bitter, the leaf blades of Swiss chard or bette à carde are highly nutritious and perfect…

Penne with Goat Cheese and Mushrooms

Penne with Goat Cheese and Mushrooms Penne au Fromage de Chèvre et aux Champignons Serves 4 The Skinny on Spelt For those who are gluten sensitive, could there be such a thing as “good gluten”? Apparently yes, and it’s found in the ancient species of wheat known as “spelt”. After overindulging every morning on croissants…