April ’18 Newsletter – Kitchen Staples

April ’18 Newsletter – Kitchen Staples

Be Prepared With a Well Stocked Pantry

With Spring here and the warmer temperatures approaching we will have an abundance of amazing produce to work with, but don’t forget to have your Pantry and Fridge stocked with the the basics to elevate whatever you are cooking. The beauty of these items is that you can create a meal even without the benefit of a
protein or vegetable. The below is my list of items that I can’t live without!

Pantry

  • Kosher Salt
  • Extra Virgin Oil
  • Boxed Stock and Broth
  • Pastas all shapes and sizes
  • Jasmine Rice, Quinoa, Barley, Farro, Couscous
  • Artichokes, Roasted Red Peppers
  • Canned and Dried Beans all varieties
  • San Marzano Tomatoes, Tomato Paste in a tube
  • Coconut Milk
  • Nuts
  • Italian Tuna
  • Dried Bread Crumbs
  • Spices of your choice

Fridge

  • Lemons and Limes
  • Parmesan, Asiago, Pecorino, Cheddar, Gruyere or whatever you like
  • Olives, Capers
  • Pickled Jalapenos, Banana Peppers, Relish
  • Eggs/Butter
  • Hot Sauces, Soy Sauce, Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Mustards, Mayonnaise

 

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February ’18 Newsletter

February ’18 Newsletter

Chef Patricia February ’18 Newsletter

With Winter finally showing signs of winding down, now is a good time to stock up on some of your favorite Soups! I will begin to transition the offerings from denser comfort food based recipes to lighter more broth based recipes. As most of you know I call my Soups Stewps! This thought came to me years ago as I traveled around the world and noticed that for many cultures soups represented the main meal. Check out this link https://odyb.net/food-cooking/types-of-soup/. From this idea, I have taken entrees like Beef Stroganoff, Jambalaya even Mac N Cheese and created the Soup Version. Below is a Master Soup list that continues to grow.

Think about throwing a “Welcome to Spring Soup Party” or gift a friend in need, or simply stock up the freezer for those times you just don’t feel like cooking!

More to come…

Best,

Patty

Master List of Soups

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Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Noodle

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom

Chicken Tortilla

Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Chicken Florentine

Italian Chicken and Rice

Chicken or Beef Hungarian Goulash

Seafood Chowder or Clam Chowder New England or Manhattan

Velvet Cauliflower

Broccoli Cheddar

Roasted Vegetable

Roasted Red Pepper with Smoked Gouda

Italian Wedding with Orzo and Lemony Kale

Lentil (Can add Sausage)

Black Bean (Can add Chorizo or Smoked Turkey)

 

Cheddar Corn Cheddar (Can Add Shrimp)

Minestrone (Vegetarian Available)

Vegetable

Brunswick Stew

Split Pea (Vegetarian Available)

Roasted Pork Vegetable

Pork Mexican Pozole

Tomato Basil

Velvet Potato Leek

Tuscan White Bean and Baby Kale (Can add Chicken Sausage)

Organic Chicken and Chorizo Chili or Vegetarian 5 Bean Chili

Mushroom Beef Barley

Texas Chili

Beef Stroganoff

Pepper Steak

Shepard Pie

Mac N Cheese

Stuffed Sausage and Peppers

Portuguese Cabbage Soup

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January ’18 Newsletter

January ’18 Newsletter

Chef Patricia January ’18 Newsletter

With the first month of the New Year almost over I wanted to take the time to re- introduce my many services. Most of you have become Cooking-class-tryon-ncclients via word of mouth from the Weekly Grab and Go Program. This Program has proven to be a big success and has allowed me to introduce you to a variety of different flavors and items in a cost-effective way. The response to the addition of the Recipe Cards has been great and has given me another way to pass on tips and ideas to inspire you to get into the kitchen and re-create those recipes!

Many people ask what is the difference between a Personal Chef and A Private Chef? The difference is, that a Private Chef prepares food for a single Family or a Client while a Personal Chef has several Clients. Check out this link on my website: What is  Personal Chef,  to understand how my services work on a one-on-one basis. Lastly, one of the hottest concepts I have introduced is a Street Taco Bar which is great for events like the Super Bowl, Family coming to town, Birthdays ETC. It’s interactive, super tasty and lasts for hours. I have several other fun motifs so if you are interested please let me know.

More to come…

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