Pre-cooking Your Mushrooms

1 lb. fresh white button mushrooms, washed well, then quartered like a cross 5 oz. fresh Shitake mushrooms, washed well, stems removed from the caps with a knife and discarded 1 jumbo fresh Portobello mushroom cap, washed well, stem removed and discarded, sliced into 3/8 inch wide steaks, then crosswise into 3/4 inch wide segments 4 … Continue reading Pre-cooking Your Mushrooms


Simmering With Lids

When putting a lid on any sauce that's going to simmer for a while, occasionally take a peek beneath the lid to make sure it isn't boiling rapidly. Sauces tend to do that when you're not looking. If the burner is on the lowest setting and it's still boiling rapidly, which happens sometimes, especially with … Continue reading Simmering With Lids

Cooking With Ramps

1 bunch fresh ramps – wash and trim as you would scallions 1-2 T. extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper to taste Slice white parts of ramps thinly and green parts into 1/2 inch wide pieces. Heat skillet to very hot, add oil, salt and pepper, followed by ramps. Saute quickly, moving them about … Continue reading Cooking With Ramps