Oh it’s been so long since I have been here. It has been an interesting year and I feel the need to nourish those I love. This warming and delicious soup is just the thing to do that. Autumn Harvest Soup 1/2 cup diced pancetta 1 red onion, diced 2 med shallots, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups chanterelle mushrooms, cleaned and chopped large pinch fine sea salt a few grindings of fresh black tellicherry peppercorns pinch of Hunter’s Moon spice blend (recipe follows) or any Smoky Spice blend you like 1 oz character sherry 2-1/2 cups roasted butternut squash, Split and seed and brush with olive oil, bake…
I just received a lovely box of delicacies from Foods from Chile. I won it over on Kitchen Play becauseÂ Johanna from Momma CuisineÂ picked my suggestion for using the contents of her gift box to make an Once (Chilean tea time)Â feast. Thanks to everyone involved. I am sure I will enjoy the extra virgin olive oils, blueberry juice, mussels, onion jam, lip balm, apron, shopping bag and recipes, plus some healthy substitution tips on a handy magnet. I will use the olive oil in my next Once feast to make Poor Man’s Butter. It is one of my favourite treats. Gracias! It’s a bounty!
Today I am making pomanders. Do you remember them from childhood? They always make the house smell like Christmas memories to me. Just get some oranges and whole cloves and push the pointed end of the clove into the orange’s peel. That’s it. You can add a ribbon or whatever if you want to get fancy. MMM. Smells good! FYI I find that my local Asian market usually has the best and least expensive whole cloves. The ones I just bought were 99 cents for about a half cup of cloves. Good deal! The pictures are of my work in process. You have to go a bit slow since pushing…