Herb soup 🌱

Summer is long gone and autumn is taking over. The chilly temperatures turn nature orange; green will soon be a past memory. Before that happens to my kitchen garden, I collected the very last herbs and turned them into a hearty, plant-based soup. Peel and chop parsnip, parsley root, yellow carrot and shallot. Sauté the…

Inverted parasol mushroom omelet 💚

Today, I’m preparing another dish featuring mushrooms. The other day, my hubby hit the woods and returned with a basket full of parasol mushrooms. I couldn’t help myself but to combine these wild treats with a creamy French omelet. Sauté the hat of parasol mushrooms in olive oil. Season with fleur de sel. In the…

Figs • Parma ham • Ricotta • Olive herb

Never change a winning team! That’s what I though, when I created this plating exercise around some of Italy’s finest ingredients. On a dollop ricotta, place fig slices and Parma ham in an overlapping circle. Top the figs with olive herb. Surround with roasted pine nuts, olive oil drizzle, balsamic vinegar pearls and geranium petals.