The Art of Salad: Fennel Slaw with Grapefruit, Cracked Pepper, and Pistachios

There are a million creative and innovative ways to prepare fennel.  It can be grilled, roasted, braised, sautéed, added to soups and stews, and still my favorite way is to use fennel in salads.   The crisp crunch of raw fennel with a very subtle anise flavor is beautiful and provides a worthy foundation for an … Continue reading The Art of Salad: Fennel Slaw with Grapefruit, Cracked Pepper, and Pistachios

Sugar Snap Pea and Fennel Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Welcome to Spring! Fresh, light and absolutely delicious.Sugar Snap Pea and Fennel Salad with Apple Cider VinaigretteServes 4-6Recipe from www.Gourmandeinthekitchen.comIngredients:1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or walnut oil1 teaspoon Dijon mustard2 teaspoons finely chopped shallots1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt2 cups sugar snap peas, tough strings removed, cut into strips1 cup frozen peas, thawed1 … Continue reading Sugar Snap Pea and Fennel Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Roasted Fennel Soup with Hazelnuts

Last weekend, I experienced a soup that was intensely flavorful but, was delicate on the palate.  This was proof that food made with only a few fresh ingredients can deliver concentrated flavors that are satisfying and comforting.  This soup included fennel, onions and rosemary, that were roasted, and combined with a good quality stock.  The … Continue reading Roasted Fennel Soup with Hazelnuts