Thursday, June 30, 2011

Culinary Team Building

"I am hearing very positive comments from our team at MPI this morning…what a wonderful event..I was so stuffed as well! You do a great job, keep it up! Thanks for making this so easy for me to coordinate too! We’ll be back!"
Ann B., Mellinnium Pharmecuticals, Cambridge, Mass.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Kid's cooking birthday party

These 12 year old girls were so creative in designing their Cookie Pizza, as well as the rest of their dinner.
"We had an amazing time!"
A.C., Sherborn, Mass.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Corporate Lunchtime Seminar

"Simple, but elegant, as well. This hit home for me!"
Billy C., AstrsZeneca, Westborough, MA

Friday, June 17, 2011

Private cooking lesson

"Thank you so much Ellie. We had such a blast. The food was truly amazing and we learned so much. I will certainly be making filo dough dishes in the future. It was so crispy and the chicken and mushroom duxelle were devine. The risotto was creamy and delicious. We all raved about the dressing. Now that I know the 3-1 ratio, I will experiment with herbs, vinegars, etc. The lava cake was just a perfect way to end an extravagant meal. Thank you so much for such a special night. I will recommend to you all my friends. In fact, I already have via my photos on facebook!"
Kelly B., Wellesley, Mass.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Two Melon Soup

©1991 "From Ellie's Kitchen to Yours"

1 small very ripe cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and chopped
2 T fresh lemon juice
½ very ripe honeydew, peeled, seeded and chopped
3 T fresh lime juice
1½ tsp fresh mint, minced
Few mint sprigs, for garnish
Sour cream, for garnish (optional)

Purée cantaloupe in food processor or blender with lemon juice until smooth. Purée honeydew, lime juice and chopped mint the same way. Chill, covered, for at least 3 hours. Pour equal amounts of each puree, (using both hands at the same time) into each half of chilled bowls. Garnish with sour cream and mint.

Hint: This is such an unusual and pretty soup to serve because half of the bowl is orange and half is green. Also, the soup is refreshing and low in calories.