Broccoli “Cream” Soup

Really easy soup for the cooler weather. 🙂 1 large onion or 2 leeks, chopped 2-3 small bunches broccoli or one large 3 large garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoons butter, or extra-virgin olive oil, or 1 tablespoon each 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth (I use the bone...

The Mighty Broccoli

We’re about halfway through Lent and I thought it would be a great time to feature some meatless recipes here. I probably should dedicate this post to my youngest brother who hates broccoli >:) . Broccoli’s one of my favorite vegetables though, and...

Thai-Flavored Stir Fry

2 tablespoons canola oil 1 medium onion, sliced thinly 2 large cloves garlic, sliced thinly 1 tablespoon turmeric 2 Thai chilies or 1 Serrano chili, sliced thinly (deseed if you want less heat) 1 1/2 tablespoons grated gingerroot 1 12-oz package cremini mushrooms, or...

March 2009

found a Town and Country here (and same color as our van in the US!) — an Italian version, approx. the same size as the Fiat Ulysse we’re renting, thought that was pretty funny — this was taken at the apt. complex where our condo is – March 10...

Spicy Broccoli Braise

Heat canola oil in skillet, over high heat. Add minced garlic, minced ginger, sliced onions, and crushed red pepper flakes (or broken up dried Chinese hot pepper). Stir-fry 10 seconds. Add broccoli florets and 1/4 cup water. Cover for 3-5 minutes and cook over...