Posts Tagged: Dutch Oven Cooking

Unlikely Combination: Asparagus & Apple Soup

I’m trying to remember where I first tasted this brilliant concoction. If my memory serves me correctly it was my good friend Dan, a mighty fine chef – who created such soup from the whorls of his wacky brain.

I, purveyor and lover of wacky minds, loved this soup upon very first taste. Not because it was such an unlikely marriage, the asparagus and the apple; but because it was (is) worthy of food porn status.

There was no sharing of the recipe, no talk of the soup ever again, but it always remained in the recesses of my mind as one of the best things I ever ate. Accompanied of course by some fresh baked bread. Is that not the going rule for all soup? Indeed.

Moving right along…

I’m sure my recipe is far different than Dan’s and I could never get it to taste quite like his. However. It’s incredibly simple and damn tasty, so there’s that. Soup deliciousness made possible by these two toddlers (well, mostly the older one) and their apple picking adventures.


Mango Curried Chicken, Otherwise Known as a Mouthgasm

I made this hearty, robust dish the first time a few months back, when I had a mountain of ripe mangos to use up.  I’m surely not creating the wheel on this one, but here’s my spin on it. This is the kind of slow-cooked goodness that leaves your house smelling divine. Whereupon your dinner guests enter to exclaim with wonder and anticipation, ‘You are a goddess. I am the luckiest person ever to know you.’

Not the best money shot. Meh. This is actually the day after, an after-thought. We, (I) we too busy with mayhem the night before.

Want More ROAR In Your Life?

Subscribe to our Reader's Digest and get our posts delivered straight to your inbox once a week!