April 26, 2012 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Written by Lidia Bastianich Published December 5, 2011 FoxNews.com Rate This   foxnews.com Previous Next Prep Time 30min Cooking Time 2hr Total Time 2hr 30min Servings 8 This simple soup can be made any time, but it is best with locally-grown asparagus (if you can possibly get it) with the sweetness of springtime. It’s also important to cook this soup sufficiently to develop the full flavor. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 Pound fresh asparagus spears 1/2 Cup extra-virgin olive oil plus more for serving 4 plump garlic cloves, crushed and peeled 2 Cup cauliflower fleurettes cut in ½-inch cubes 3 Cup chopped leek, 1/4-inch white and green pieces 5 Quart water 2 bay…

April 26, 2012 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published April 25, 2012 FoxNews.com 9 Ratings   iStock Previous Next Nothing beats the rich taste of Asparagus after its been baked with the rustic flavor of walnuts and given a hint of lemon. INGREDIENTS 4 Tablespoon chopped walnuts 2 to 3 Pounds thin-speared asparagus, woody stems removed 1 Tablespoon margarine, cut into small pieces 3 Tablespoon walnut oil or olive oil 1 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice Salt and freshly ground black pepper for asparagus and topping, to taste PREPARATION Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread walnuts on a cookie sheet and set aside. Spread asparagus on a separate cookie sheet; sprinkle lightly with salt…

February 15, 2012 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Terry Goodkind the Author of the Sword of Truth Book Series was kind enough to post his spice soup recipe for his fans. This book series is the inspiration for The Legend of The Seeker television series. The series was canceled after just 2 seasons, but it’s numerous fans are actively working to bring the show back. The have multiple fan websites, facebook pages, online petitions, letter writing campaigns and much more. Unfortunately this show fell victim to an all too common network mistake, a changing time slot and lack of promotion. Seeker fans hope that by gaining attention and…

February 7, 2012 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published February 06, 2012 Reuters iStock Elderly adults who regularly drink green tea may stay more agile and independent than their peers over time, according to a Japanese study that covered thousands of people. Green tea contains antioxidant chemicals that may help ward off the cell damage that can lead to disease. Researchers have been studying green tea’s effect on everything from cholesterol to the risk of certain cancers, with mixed results so far. For the new study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers decided to examine the question of whether green tea drinkers have a lower risk of…

January 21, 2012 Ralph Smith 0Comment

With the crazy winter we have had this year I have had numerous people ask me for my French Onion Soup Recipe. The fact is it is easy to make and if you do it the old fashioned way you won’t be disappointed. Ingredients; 3 – 4 large onions 16 – 20 cup of salted beef stock or bullion 2 table spoons of Worcestershire sauce 6 ounces of cooking sherry Olive oil Shredded Swiss Cheese or Provolone are my favorites French Bread Chop the onions to the size you like and put them into a non-stick stock pot large enough to hold all of…