Potato-Leek Soup

3-4 medium potatoes, scrubbed and diced 3 medium leeks, white and green part only, rinsed thoroughly to remove all dirt and then diced 3-4 cups chicken or vegetable broth butter for seasoning white pepper nutmeg milk or cream Sauté leeks in butter until...

Summer Melon And Arugula Salad

(makes 6 servings) For the vinaigrette: 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/3 cup canola or other light vegetable oil 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil For the salad: 1 medium (about 3 cups) cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch slices 3 cups seedless watermelon, peeled and...

Potato and Leek Grati

2-3 pounds potatoes 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1-2 leeks, white part only, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 1 cup whole milk 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 cups Gruyere...

Basil Broccoli Penne

1/4 lb penne pasta 1/2 lb broccoli florets  1 tsp olive oil  1/2 cup fresh basil leaves  Salt and freshly ground black pepper  2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese               Place a...

Pickled Dilly Beans

2 lbs. fresh green snap beans 4 sm. garlic cloves 4 heads dill or 4 tsp. dry dill seeds 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes 2 1/2 c. white vinegar 2 1/2 c. water 2 tbsp. kosher salt Wash beans and break off stem ends. Peel garlic. In 4 sterilized jars (pint size) put 1 clove...

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