Any mushrooms will do but wild ones have more flavour.
1 small cooking onion, chopped finely
2 tablespoons oil
1 pound fresh wild mushrooms, any variety, washed with stems separated from the tops
Freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
3 cups water, divided
2 cup whole milk or light 10% cream or 1 cup 35% cream
1 tablespoon dried parsley
Optional: ¼ cup of dry white wine
Stir-fry chopped onion is a medium pot or wok. Onions are completely cooked when they are translucent.
Finely chop the stems of the mushrooms, add them to the onions along with several twists of fresh black pepper and salt to taste. Add one cup of hot water, stir and cook for 10 minutes, or until mushrooms are soft. Remove from the heat and leave in the pot or wok. When cooled, use a handheld blender to puree the mixture.
Thinly slice and then roughly chop the tops of the mushrooms. Add the mushrooms and the remaining ingredients to the wok. Stir and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the mushrooms are well cooked. Stir occasionally and add more water if the soup becomes too thick.
Garnish bowls of soup with a sprinkling of parsley.
I’m so proud to announce the beautiful illustrated version of my latest cookbook, Roz Weitzman’s World of Chinese Comfort Food. Every recipe photo has been wonderfully hand-drawn and illustrated by my talented Illustrator, Nancy Szostak.
All the same book of 70 Chinese Comfort Food recipes but with illustrations instead of photos.
Please take a moment to have a look at the ebook at the Lulu website and even write a brief review.
Makes 1 – 9×13 inch baking pan
- Prepare the crust by mixing together the softened butter, flour and sugar with a pastry cutter, hand mixer or a fork. Press the mixture onto the bottom of a parchment paper lined baking pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Beat together the ingredients for the filling.
- Pour over the baked crust.
- Bake for 20 minutes. The lemon filling may not be solid but will firm up as it cools. Carefully remove from the pan onto a cutting board together with the paper while still hot. Sprinkle with powdered icing sugar. Cut into squares when cool with a sharp knife dipped in cool water each time you make a slice and place in muffin papers.
1 cup water
2 cups milk
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 cups dry pasta, any variety you like
½ cup or 60 grams smoked ham, cut into thin shreds or small chunks
½ cup grated Mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon Italian spice
Salt and black pepper to taste
In a saucepan, boil the water, milk and garlic. Add the pasta and the shredded smoked ham. Simmer for 5-10 minutes, or until pasta is almost done.
When pasta is cooked al dente, no need to drain. Just add the remaining ingredients, mix well and cook a further 2 minutes.
Serve with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and/or fresh black pepper. Enjoy!
Recently I’ve done a lot of research on how I can increase visibility for my Chinese Comfort Food Cookbook. One thing I’ve read over and over is that the number of ‘Likes’ my book has on Amazon and on my Facebook page can greatly help in this endeavor.
I would really appreciate it and if you’ve read my book, a review on Amazon would be great! Thanks for helping! Love, Roz x0x00x
A reminder for me. Common sense, we sometimes forget. Sometimes when we are trying our best to move forward, something comes along to block us. Here are 10 tips to help you keep moving in the right direction in spite of it all:
1. Get out of the house or office. If you can’t get your mind clear, sometimes stepping outside can give you a new perspective.
RESULTING ACTION: Getting some fresh air will enliven your senses, and your brain will start to think of new things.
2. Start writing. Turn on your computer, or get out a pen and paper and write down whatever is in your head.
RESULTING ACTION: Once you’ve cleared out most of the extemporaneous thoughts, the ones you want will appear.
3. Work on a different project. If you can’t do what’s immediately in front of you, find something else to occupy your thoughts and energy.
RESULTING ACTION: It doesn’t really matter what it is; you are taking this action to clear your mind by temporarily putting aside whatever you’re stuck on.
4. Clean your desk. Sometimes we have so many irons in the fire that we can get bogged down with what to do first. As you clean your desk, not only will you break a pattern of inactivity, but you will find things that you’ve already completed and can put away.
RESULTING ACTION: Doing so will give you some more room to process your thoughts.
5. Take a deep breath. You would be surprised at how many people hold their breath when they feel tense. When you cut off the oxygen supply from your brain and body, you can’t function as well.
RESULTING ACTION: Breathing deeply a few times can re-energize you and give you that little extra bit of clarity that you need .
6. Take a shower. Even if it’s the middle of your day, a shower can change your perspective and help you get going.
RESULTING ACTION: We all feel better when we get clean, and though it seems like a small step, it may be just the trick you need to get back on a positive path.
7. Call a good friend. Hearing the voice of someone you care about and spending a few minutes getting involved in their world can give you a new outlook on yours.
RESULTING ACTION: Making this positive emotional connection may be just what you need to get moving again.
8. Move your body. Dance, get up and walk around the room, pick up your clothes, or do some exercise. Get those endorphins circulating through your brain.
RESULTING ACTION: Being sedentary retards your ability to come up with new ideas.
9. Read. Someone else’s words of wisdom can give you some new or different ideas.
RESULTING ACTION: Reading can also help you relax and recharge your mental batteries.
10. Listen to your heart. What is it trying to tell you about where you are and what you are attempting to do?
RESULTING ACTION: Perhaps there is a missing piece that will help you solve the puzzle.
We all get stuck in our thoughts and actions from time to time. The key is not to let it continue any longer than necessary. The sooner you can free your thoughts, the better you will feel and the more your results will show themselves to you.
Written by: Dr. Barton Goldsmith, a marriage and family therapist, Westlake Village California.
Music to my ears! Love, Roz x0x00x0x
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“Roz Weitzman’s World of Chinese Comfort Food – Simple Everyday Cooking For Novice and Experiences Chefs Alike” – ePublished at Amazon:
Author’s Page: amazon.com/author/rozweitzmansworld
“Roz Weitzman’s World of Chinese Comfort Food – Simple Everyday Cooking For Novice and Experiences Chefs Alike” – ePublished at Lulu:
– where it will also be made available at the iBookstore and the Barnes and Noble NOOK bookstore™ in the very near future.