Kabocha Squash Puree with Balsamic and Sage

We adore winter squash. If you’re not already a winter squash fan, please, trust us on this–it’s rich, comforting and delicious in an infinite number of dishes. We love coconut milk and winter squash soups and curries and making winter squash breads and pancakes. This is another delish way to go from foodandwine.com. 1kabocha squash… More Kabocha Squash Puree with Balsamic and Sage

Delicata Squash, Cabbage, Storage Onion, Garlic, Desiree Potatoes, Celeriac (Celery Root), Thyme

Who knew you could improve on tried and true mashed potatoes?? Somehow it’s possible, and this recipe shows us how. It’s stellar with some finely chopped kale, spinach, or chard thrown in at the end. Fresh thyme would add some flair, too! (from marthastewart.com) Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Garlic 3 tablespoons olive oil… More Delicata Squash, Cabbage, Storage Onion, Garlic, Desiree Potatoes, Celeriac (Celery Root), Thyme

Arctic Blasts 2014!

Part One 11/10/14 – It appears that winter is making another early appearance this year. All weather forecasts point to an artic blast that is moving down from Alaska this week and poised to hit the lower 48 on Tuesday. While the Pacific Northwest will likely only get nicked by the western edge of the front,… More Arctic Blasts 2014!

Baked Parsnip Fries

  parsnips olive oil salt ketchup and/or mayo Preheat your oven to 375. lightly peel parsnips (you don’t have to peel them if yours are really clean). Slice into thin strips. Toss with a drizzle of olive oil and a few good pinches of salt. Bake until golden brown, flipping halfway. (15-25 minutes depending on… More Baked Parsnip Fries

Orange, Spinach, Fennel Salad with Olives and Shaved Parmesan (from the foodnetwork.com)

1 large bulb fennel, core and stems removed, fronds reserved 3 navel oranges, peeled 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons minced red onion 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 cups spinach, rinsed well and patted dry 20 black olives 2 ounces Parmesan, thinly shaved with a vegetable peeler Halve… More Orange, Spinach, Fennel Salad with Olives and Shaved Parmesan (from the foodnetwork.com)

Italian Wedding Soup (from thefoodnetwork.com)

1/2 pound ground beef, chicken, turkey or soy 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 5 3/4 cups broth (chicken or veggie) 2 cups thinly sliced escarole 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta 1/3 cup finely chopped carrot (optional) In medium… More Italian Wedding Soup (from thefoodnetwork.com)

Escarole, radicchio, frisee, and endive…oh my!

Okay, allow us to introduce you a gang of leafy greens that most likely don’t cross your plate everyday. Meet the chicories, genus Chicorium: a diverse group of relatively bitter, cold hardy, cultivated and wild greens originating from the Mediterranian. The species most commonly referred to as “chicories” is Chicorium intybus, and is comprised of… More Escarole, radicchio, frisee, and endive…oh my!