Giardiniera – Sweet and Sour Vegetables {by Cristina}

Homemade giardiniera is beautiful, colorful, tasty and very easy to prepare. It’s always ready for use and can be stored for several months. I serve it in combination with sliced or boiled meat, or simply use it to dress a rice salad. Giardiniera will always be appreciated by your guests because it is a genuine product made with your own hands – nothing at all like similar products purchased at the supermarket! It’s very simple – just follow along… First, use your favorite in season […]

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Four Cheese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms (and Cooking with Daniel at ICE)

It’s not news that I love to cook…and love to eat even more. It’s sort of like a chicken and an egg thing – do I like to cook because I like to eat or do I like to eat because I like to cook? It really doesn’t matter, but one of the things I enjoy is learning new recipes and cooking techniques (so I can cook and eat more) and as I’ve written about before, the Institute of Culinary […]

Farro Salad

Farro Salad with Kale, Radishes and Toasted Walnuts

  I’m not one to eat something just because it has nutritional and health benefits – if it doesn’t taste good, I won’t eat it (unless someone comes up with a food GUARANTEED for instant weight loss or the fountain of youth, in which case all bets are off and I’ll try anything). Ancient grains are very popular these days and it makes sense – most are high in fiber, some have several grams of protein and they’re loaded with […]