This woodsy risotto would be at home on the menu of a gourmet restaurant. Barley gives a chewier, less creamy risotto than does rice.
Wild Mushroom Barley Risotto with Scallops
Sweet Corn and Crab Soup
To get filmy and light strands of egg, the soup should be simmering. If the soup’s at a hard boil, the egg gets scrambled and rubbery.
Crockpot Coq Au Vin
A classic chicken and wine dish, simplified by use of a slow cooker. Chicken thighs are great in stews, as they don’t dry out and toughen like white meat can.
Cool Cucumber Sunomono with Crab
Sunomono is Japanese for vinegared salads, especially refreshing in the heat of summer. Serve as part of multi-course Japanese meal.
Scalloped One Potato, Two Potato
Scalloped potatoes are an all-time favourite. Sweet and white potatoes combine in this update of a dish that’s usually high in fat. We used stock instead of cream to reduce the fat.
Finely chopped hard-boiled egg makes this salad look like mimosa flowers, hence the name. Instead of chopping the egg, you can use a ricer if you have one. Keep the white and yolk separate for a particularly striking presentation.