French Onion Soup

It has been raining and cold all week! What happened to the beginning of summer? Whenever the weather gets wonky like this, I like to make soup, but which soup to make? I feel like you can turn anything and everything into a soup, but I tend to use those veggies that are a bit too…

Fresh Pea Soup

Spring time brings a plethora of lovely vegetables! Asparagus has been rolling in at the farmers market over the past month, and so have the glorious morels that we made into a Soufflé last week, and finally, the farmer with a cooler full of fresh peas arrived last weekend! I couldn’t help buying a pound…

Asparagus – or Celery – Velouté with Bacon Croutons

Velouté means velvet, and that defines this soup perfectly! I have made several versions of this soup and each time, everyone loves it! This soup can serve as a starter for a heartier dish like Boeuf or Lapin Bourguignon, or serve a larger portion for a full meal. This dish seems really impressive, but it…

Curried Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

We make a lot of soups throughout the week. Nico loves soups, and I love liquids that go along with big loaves of bread! This quick curry soup can be made with the mixture of sweet potato and carrot, or with either of the roots, whatever you have on hand! I have made all three…

Rabbit and Andouille Gumbo with Porcini Mushrooms

We went to Emeril Lagasse’s NOLA when we were in New Orleans, and we had an amazing meal. As an appetizer, we shared his Rabbit and Andouille Gumbo. It was amazing!  I knew I wanted to make one for our dinner party. Gumbo is a soup type dish that is served over a bed of…

Crawfish Étouffée

We had this dish in New Orleans and it was delicious! I knew I wanted to make it for our dinner. For some reason, I didn’t process that I would need live crawfish to make it happen. The weekend before our dinner, I started googling where to get crawfish in Maryland and found a guy…