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Mushroom Barley Soup With Chanterelles

Barley Mushroom Soup With Chanterelles

You have to forgive me for giving you a false start of the soup season earlier this fall, in 85 degree weather. I hope you’ll be understanding because soup is my favorite thing.  But now I no longer have any formal restrictions. We are officially in the end of fall folks, even here in the […]

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Putting together Spinach & Pumpkin Seed Pesto Pasta Bowl

Spinach & Pumpkin Seed Pesto Chicken Pasta Bowl

There are dishes that appear to be very complicated, while they are not.  As it was the case with my last night’s dinner, whose labor-to-yum ratio is extremely favorable.  The whole meal start-to-finish took about 20 minutes to put together.  It’s robust, bright in both color and flavor and irresistibly good looking.  The secret is […]

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A bowlful of Pasta Navy

Nostalgic Cravings: Pasta Navy

Things have a funny way of  hitting you all together just at the right time.  September 1st signifies my family’s happy return from the land of no-flour (let’s be honest, a depressing world) into the land of happy flour consumers.  Yes, we have rejoined the humanity in bread munching, pasta slurping and pancake gobbling capacity, oh […]

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Dry Mushrooms & Leek Soup With Farro

A Worthy Soup Season Opener: Dry Mushroom & Leek Soup With Farro

I proclaim the soup season of 2013-14 officially open. Yeah, yeah, I know, we still have at least six more weeks of this hellish heat and humidity, but I can smell the fall already. There is just something in the way the air smells in the morning, the dew beads on the grass blades, the […]

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Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

I am on a roll this week for rebellious and against-the-rules concoctions.  Not only that, but it seems that I am also cooking completely off-season. Looking at the front page right now, I see all things cheesy and bakey, and orange in color, which are typical fall dishes, all cooked very recently.  But I don’t […]

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Potato Moussaka Bolognese

Potato Moussaka With Bolognese Sauce

Recently, I received a request for a meat-n-potato type dish for someone who doesn’t eat vegetables.  Not judging. I am sure they have their reasons.  Rather than fussing about it, I took it upon myself to go as fancy as I could with the meat-n-potato idea, as it sounded pretty challenging. My first thought was […]

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Quick Chorizo & Three Bean Stew

Quick Chorizo & Three Bean Stew

Here is my take on beans — they can be wonderful sometimes, but you won’t typically find me making delicious bean based dishes.  I enjoy a clear beef broth with giant lima beans occasionally; I do like them inside a burrito, and once in a while I have a hankering for a bean soup (how […]

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