Fennel Friday – Fennel & Apple Gratin

fennel apple gratin foodies unite

It is Fennel Friday and I have something seriously delicious to share with you … it involves fennel, apples, gruyere and panko …. does life really get better than that? Fennel bulbs are sometimes called sweet anise for their more herbaceous light notes and I have to agree – this is not your Grandmom’s Fennel [...] Read more »

Beet and Fennel Soup


Cooler weather does occasionally occur in South Florida and my mind immediately (and happily) leaps to soups.  Fennel and soup is a fabulous combo and the perfect recipe for Fennel Friday! I found this recipe in the January 2010 Bon Appetit and made a few changes.  The original recipe called for cooking the beets in [...] Read more »

Soup’s On For Fennel Friday!

fennel and soup

Temperatures are dropping everywhere so Fennel Friday this week is all about SOUP! One of my favorite ways to spend a winter day is prepping a soup and having it simmer away on stove.  The aroma fills the house and each spoonful warms the belly! Fennel pairs beautifully with winter vegetables – potatoes, beets, squash, [...] Read more »