artichoke & apple soup

artichoke and apple soup | conifères & feuillus

The notion of implied meaning is the root of misunderstanding. —Eric Parslow

Every time I make this soup, I always feel that it came to be from a misunderstanding,  that it should really be made with sunchokes, the root vegetable (otherwise known as Jerusalem artichokes, which aren’t artichokes or from Jerusalem, for that matter), instead of with globe artichokes.

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basic mix & match granola

mix & match granola recipe | conifères & feuillus

If there were ever a time to effect change in the food world, it is now. —Melissa Rodriguez

The IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) conference and awards ceremony took place this past weekend in New York City and while I could not attend, I did follow closely on Twitter. The above quote was one that popped up in my feed and it really struck me.

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winter-inspired gift wrapping inspiration and year-end message

christmas/winter gift wrapping inspiration | conifères & feuillus

Being told you’re appreciated is one of the simplest and most uplifting things. —Sue Fitzmaurice

Hello my dear ones. This is my final post of 2017. The kitchen is busier than ever at the moment but no recipe this time, just some gift wrapping inspiration. Nothing complicated, as always, paper, ribbon, string and a touch of flora.

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