Sept ’18

Sept ’18

Doesn’t the hint of fall in the air make you think of soups?

Having worked at both the Purple Onion and Side Street I have a bit of a following with my Soups. I have spent countless hours in my Test Kitchen perfecting each and every one of my recipes! Many of my Soups are a version of a favorite comfort food and several have an International theme! Remember the key to a great Soup is the Stock. If you would like any of the Recipes please let
me know and requests are always welcome.

Soups

Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken Noodle or Rice
Chicken Vegetable
Chicken Tortilla
Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken Ala King
Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
Chicken Florentine
Stuffed Cabbage and Peppers with Organic Chicken Meatballs
Thai Chicken and Rice
Italian Wedding with Orzo and Lemony Kale
Clam Chowder New England or Manhattan
Old Bay Shrimp Corn Chowder
Brazilian Shrimp Stew
Shrimp Bisque
Cream of Mushroom
Velvet Cauliflower
Broccoli Cheddar
Mac N Cheese
Roasted Vegetable
Roasted Red Pepper with Smoked Gouda
Sausage Lentil (Vegetarian Available)

More Soups

Black Bean (Can add Chorizo or Smoked Turkey)
Cheddar Corn Cheddar
Minestrone (Vegetarian Available)
Brunswick Stew
Split Pea (Vegetarian Available)
Roasted Pork Vegetable
Pork Mexican Pozole
Tuscan White Bean and Rosemary Crusted Ham
Velvet Tomato Basil
Potato Leek
Tuscan Sausage White Bean served over Baby Kale (Vegetarian Available)
Organic Chicken and Chorizo Chili
Beef Barley
Texas Chili
Pepper Steak
Beef Bourguignon
Beef Stroganoff
Beef Shepherd’s Pie
Beef Goulash

May ’18 – Tips on Chef Products and Tools

May ’18 – Tips on Chef Products and Tools

May 2018 Newsletter

tips on chef tools and products

Last month’s Newsletter featured Pantry and Fridge Staples. As a continuation in helping to make cooking more fun I wanted to share ideas and products you should know about! I would also encourage you to visit the Food Blog to check out previous posts you may have forgotten about, lots of great stuff!

Flavor Boosters:

  • Herbamare Sea Salt adds such a subtle undertone to my cooking, I use it to finish off Soups and Sauces and it is a great replacement for table salt https://www.avogelusa.com/herbamare/
  • Calabria Chili Paste is something all cooks should have in the kitchen. Add as much or as little as you like to give layers of savory flavor to Pasta Sauces, Eggs, Sandwich Spreads, Vegetables and Meats. I blended it into a Meatloaf mix and wow it really punched up the flavor. https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Chili-Peppers-Crushed-jar

Food Trends:

  • Pickling, this fun process is the hottest trend going and Spring is the perfect time of year to get started. Whether it is a quick pickle or the stove top version, you can create any texture or flavor profile you want. It’s really the new “Condiment of Choice” top your favorite Salad, Taco or Sandwich and it makes a great Marinade for Meats. I like to change the Flavors by adding a Mexican Twist using Fresh Cilantro, Jalapeños, Coriander and Cumin. Check out this easy recipe https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/quick-pickled-vegetables
  • Power Bowls are so popular now that even Cracker Barrel is using the idea as a Marketing tool! Look for these Fresh and Healthy options on my Menus this Summer. https://www.simplemost.com/power-bowl-recipes-make-lunch-dinner/

Kitchen Tools:

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April ’18 – Kitchen Staples

April ’18 – 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

February ’18

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

January ’18

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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