Autumn’s Bounty: Thyme Polenta with Porcini

There are many reasons I love autumn.  Like I’ve mentioned here before, I also really love other seasons, but if I had to pick one, autumn is probably my favorite, with the slightly-cooling air, and leaves turning colors, and its abundance of fruit and wild mushrooms. Mushrooms.  Oh, mushrooms, how I love them – and all the delicious things one can make with them.  And … Continue reading Autumn’s Bounty: Thyme Polenta with Porcini

Gorgeous, Egg-Free Chocolate Mousse with Bourbon

Some days bring you a culinary epiphany. Several weeks ago I had such a day.  I was lamenting in conversation with a friend, about how my boyfriend is allergic to egg whites, and how that deprives him of chocolate mousse.  My friend Nils replied incredulously: “… but why would you ever need eggs for chocolate mousse?  You only need…” And there it was, my chocolate … Continue reading Gorgeous, Egg-Free Chocolate Mousse with Bourbon