Fresh and Festive Appetizer : Endive Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

Endive Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

Our home has been swarming with family, and to keep up with growing babies appetites there has been a constant stream of food flowing from our kitchen. And yes…those ongoing dirty dishes. Grandbabies played with their cousins with the remains of Christmas wrap and trimmings strewn about. Papa G turned out some amazing wood toys that all the kids were trading off playing with. We had a few “firsts” … Read More

Fresh and Festive : Celery, Sunchoke, Fennel Salad with Green Apple and Walnuts

Celery, Sunchoke, Fennel Salad

Allow me to introduce you to what might be a “new” vegetable on the chopping block.  The Jerusalem Artichoke, which is neither an artichoke, nor from Jerusalem.  Go figure!  The name has morphed over the years, currently also known as the Sunchoke.  They are tubers, similar to potatoes, but they have a sweet, nutty flavor.  In their raw form sunchokes will remind you of the water chestnut because of their crunchy texture and … Read More