Mushroom Soup with Chervil Cream

Mushroom Soup with Chervil Cream

January 29th, 2009 | Category: Soup, Vegetarian


Can you imagine Martha serving an ordinary soup at a Thanksgiving dinner? Exactly. But that's not the only reason why I bookmarked this mushroom soup as soon as I saw its photo gleaming on page 146 of Martha Stewart Living's November 2006 issue, where she entertained 20+ guests at her farm in Bedford, New York. Did it ever happen to you, too? A recipe screaming "Cook me. Ladle ...

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How to Make a Flavorful Vegetable Broth

How to Make a Flavorful Vegetable Broth

January 21st, 2009 | Category: Soup, Vegan, Vegetable, Vegetarian


Preparing a well-balanced, flavorful vegetable broth at home is not only easy, but also a great way to salvage leftover vegetables in your fridge. Simmering a handful of vegetables, herbs and spices with water will reward you with nutritious and fragrant soups, risottos, stews, braises and countless other dishes. Just throw them in a pot, and you're done. It is really that easy. I've used this broth ...

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Pomegranate Sorbet Recipe

Pomegranate Sorbet Recipe

January 14th, 2009 | Category: Ice Cream & Sorbet


A quart of this pomegranate sorbet will set you back $12 in San Francisco, $22 ($15 on sale) in New York & Houston, £15 in Scotland, €10 in Tuscany and $35 in Iowa, but a pint of Ben&Jerry's costs almost 13$ here in Istanbul, so I guess we're even. Seriously, if you happen to come across pomegranates on sale, or if you're lucky to have a pomegranate tree ...

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Ice Cream Bombe Cake

Ice Cream Bombe Cake

January 11th, 2009 | Category: Brownies, Cakes, Chocolate, Ice Cream & Sorbet


New Year's Eve dinner parties at the mansion last for two days. The first night is a joyful gathering between close friends. Everyone is on their best behavior. 12 grown-ups and few kids dining like royalty. Come next afternoon, things get ugly. The vultures are back at the table for a leftover lunch party. No plates, no silverware, no rules, no mercy. The first pair of claws ...

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