Lunch Club #1

19 of us got together at The Club on February 27 to make this warming winter lunch: Southwest Vegetable Chowder Chocolate Dipped Dates Making Soup Making Dessert Enjoying Lunch

Chocolate Dipped Dates

Makes 24 You can dip all your dates in dark chocolate (which is healthier), or dip 12 of them in milk chocolate (which is yummy and milder-tasting, if you’re not a fan of dark chocolate). Stuffed with pecans, these remind me of Turtles (Medjool dates taste quite caramel-y, especially with chocolate).  These are dairy-free if…

Southwest Vegetable Chowder

This is a hearty vegetarian chowder which could easily be the main course for lunch or supper. Serves 8 Kitchen equipment • Measuring cup, measuring spoons • Cutting board & paring knife • Small & medium bowls • Can opener • Cheese grater • Large soup pot • Wooden spoon • Immersion blender or potato…

(Post)Valentine’s Supper Club

We went a little bit fancy, celebrating Valentine’s Day on February 15 with romantic dinner music and this menu: Spinach Salad with Walnuts, Goat Cheese and Pears               Salmon Kedgeree               Cherry Clafoutis Cooking together: A Toast to the Cooks:

Julia Child’s Cherry Clafoutis

Serves 6-8 for dessert, or 4 for breakfast/brunch   Kitchen equipment • Measuring cup, measuring spoons • Baking sheet • 2 quart baking dish (8 X 8, 9 X 9, or 7 X 11 inches) • Blender • Oven mitts • Sieve   Ingredients • 1 ¼ cups milk (we used 2%) • ⅓ cup…

Salmon Kedgeree

This mild curried rice dish is an inexpensive way to serve salmon, because you don’t need a lot.  The boiled eggs provide added protein. Serves 4 Kitchen equipment • Measuring cup, measuring spoons • Cutting board & paring knife • Sieve • Medium pot with led • Medium-large pot, with lid • Wooden spoon •…

Spinach Salad with Pear, Walnuts & Goat Cheese

Serves 6 Kitchen equipment • Measuring cup, measuring spoons • Salad bowl • Salad spinner or dish towels, if spinach is not pre-washed • Garlic press or micro grater • Cutting board, cutting knife • Small baking sheet • Oven mitts • Medium-sized jar with tight-fitting lid Ingredients Dressing • 3 Tablespoons vinegar (balsamic, red…