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Seasonal food blog of Chef Deborah at Cuvée at The Greenporter Hotel

Entries from January 2010

Small Plates-Big Love For Your Valentine

January 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Dinner, Drinks & Cocktails, Snack, Soups & Bisques, Wine, Winter Recipes

· 1 Comment · Dinner, Drinks & Cocktails, Snack, Soups & Bisques, Wine, Winter Recipes

We always wonder why the French are so thin. Remember the best selling book by Mireille Guiliano, French Women Don’t Get Fat? They manage to eat cheese, Pâtés, bread, dessert, drink wine and still manage their weight. Her message is simple in that she encourages us to not deprive ourselves but just to have smaller portions. [...]

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More soup for the soul (and for the pocketbook)

January 24th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Dinner, Lunch, Snack, Soups & Bisques, Vegetarian

· 4 Comments · Dinner, Lunch, Snack, Soups & Bisques, Vegetarian

Despite the recent chill, I am starting to see signs of spring everywhere; whether it’s the sound of birds in the morning as I leave my house or the Rhododendrons springing back from hibernation on the North Fork.  But I want to embrace what’s left of winter and start to wonder what winter vegetables I’ll [...]

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New You Of 2010: What’s in the White House Garden-vegetables on your table?

January 11th, 2010 · No Comments · Dinner, Winter Recipes

· No Comments · Dinner, Winter Recipes

As part of my new year’s resolution to relax, eat better and “smell the roses“, I watched an Episode of Iron Chef today.  They featured produce from the White House garden being served up so many different ways by culinary masters like Bobby Flay, Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse with White House chef Cristeta Comerford.  Despite the players (other [...]

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Winter White Bisque: the truth about winter root vegetables

January 8th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Dinner, Lunch, Soups & Bisques, Vegetarian

· 3 Comments · Dinner, Lunch, Soups & Bisques, Vegetarian

While shopping the Farmstands and Farmer’s Markets you will find a variety of what I like to call the “winter white” root vegetables. Unfortunately it’s hard to convince the less adventerous to try these these vegetables. They may still be scarred from childhood when these vegetables appeared on the cafeteria tray boiled to death and [...]

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The cure for Holiday leftovers and the Holiday blues

January 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Dinner

· No Comments · Dinner

It could be that some of you feel rested after the holidays but after speaking to several friends, many of them sound like they need vacations. And if you’ve been entertaining over the last few months, you may have ingredients from the holidays that you may need to use before you no longer can. I [...]

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