Asparagus with Bacon & Pine Nuts Recipe

Asparagus with Bacon & Pine Nuts

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a simple, yet "fancy", asparagus dish with the addition of a little bacon and some toasted pine nuts. Pork and asparagus are a natural combination - think about those prosciutto wrapped asparagus spears; and it lends this grassy, fresh tasty...
Pear Gorgonzola & Walnut Salad Recipe

Pear Gorgonzola and Walnut Salad

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a Pear, Gorgonzola, and Walnut salad (and there’s a bit of bacon in there too). I have to admit that I don’t eat as many fruits and vegetables as I should. And while salad is a great way to get healthy foods, the standard green salad gets a bit boring...
Asparagus Risotto with Lemon

Asparagus Risotto with Lemon

In this recipe video I show you how to make another simple and delicious risotto. This one, definitely "Spring" themed uses fresh asparagus and some lemon zest and makes a great starter or main course. I actually also love making risotto's for special occasions or to impressive on a...
Dave Beaulieu June 3rd, 2011 Pasta

How to Pit an Olive

Nobody (except maybe your dentist) wants to see you bite into an olive pit. Those little guys, despite be very small and harmless looking, are hard and rocks, and it could really ruin someone’s day to bite unexpectedly into a pit; So, is this quick cooking video I show you my technique for removing an olive pit. Granted, you can find olives that are already pitted…and if you like them, and can find them…by all means use them. But, if you come across some that need pitting, you can follow these simple steps.
Asparagus Soup Recipe

Asparagus Soup

In this recipe video, I make a simple asparagus soup. Once the things I love about cooking this soup is that it only takes about 30 minutes to make. The other thing I like, is that while being super delicious, it is also super nutritious. I make a few batches every spring when asparagus is in...
Green Beans

Green Beans with Parmesan & Pine Nuts

In this recipe video, I show you a jazzed up green bean recipe. Probably one of the more common vegetables I make, I do like a good green bean, and fresh from the garden, they don't need any extra flavor at all. However, I'm always looking for ways to make vegetables more interesting,...
Gnocchi with Asparagus & Bacon Video

Gnocchi with Asparagus & Bacon

In this recipe video, I show you how to make an awesome Gnocchi recipe. This version is perfect for spring time, with the Asparagus is fresh and delish. I combine that Asparagus with one of it's best natural pairings - Bacon. Bacon gives the Gnocchi a smoky, salty taste that is frankly...
Dave Beaulieu May 7th, 2011 Pasta

How to Blanch Asparagus

I blanch asparagus, just about anytime I’m cooking for a dinner party, and many times when it’s just my wife and I. Blanching the asparagus, allows you to cook it most of the way well in advance, which is a huge time saver when I need it and n this cooking technique video, I show you how to do it...

How to Clean Asparagus

Asparagus is one of my favorite Spring vegetables. I love the nice, clean, grassy taste, and it’s really versatile to cook with. You can grill, steam, sauté it…asparagus also makes a great addition to pasta’s and salads. However, before you do any of that, you've got to get it cleaned and prepped...

How to Clean Kale

Here is a short cooking video where I show you how to clean kale. Kale, much like chard and collard greens, are large leafy vegetables, which are more hearty, and much bigger than spinach leaves. I think they have a great texture and flavor, and make a great side or vegetable for pork and chicken...
Creamed Spinach Recipe

Creamed Spinach

In this recipe video, I show you a tasty and easy creamed spinach recipe. Creamed spinach is a “steak house” classic that many people seem to be intimidated by; but it’s so simple, I make it just about every time I cook steaks. There’s only 3 – 4 ingredients and everything’s in one pot. In the...

How to Clean Brussel Sprouts

It took me a long time to learn to like Brussel sprouts. Memories of over-cooked, limp spouts linger in my head. But they don’t have to be that way. Cooked right, Brussels sprouts make a great addition to so many meals. I love to pan roast them so they get nice and caramelized. With a bit of butter...

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