Baby Arugula Salad with Prosciutto, Shaved Parmesan and Balsamic Vinaigrette

This is my absolute favourite salad to make. I enjoy other salads that are more difficult to put together but I very seldom make them at home – I leave that for restaurants. This salad is so simple and so satisfying that I find that it is enough for a meal for two. You needn’t worry about getting Prosciutto di Parma from the gourmet deli, although for the salad in the picture I did use the good stuff from Vincenzo’s. I usually make this with the pre-sliced, packaged prosciutto from the deli section at the grocery store. Getting Parmigiano-Reggiano wedges […]

Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup with Crème Fraiche

I made this Sunday night in a flurry of inspiration and a desire to use up some things in pantry. This is quite a simple soup recipe with not too much chopping and everything went into one pot. The chipolte chile pepper made this soup pretty spicy which my husband loved.  Adding some creme fraiche to the pureed soup mellowed the spiciness slightly but it was still damn hot.  If you like things a bit milder, you could use half a chili pepper and still get the smokey heat that chipotle gives. If you aren’t familiar with chipotle chile peppers […]