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Leek and Celery Root Soup

Celery root is a glorious and seriously under-appreciated fall vegetable.  I rarely see them available in groceries, and they are scarce even at the farmers’ market.  Also known as celeriac, this homely root vegetable has a surprisingly mellow and complex flavor that will remind you of celery crossed with herbal and earthy notes.  Because I […]

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40 Gluten-free Autumn Soups and Stews

The blog has been a bit neglected of late, both due to the start of the new semester and because of these guys: That’s what our cute new chickens looked like back in July, when they were going through their awkward, adolescent dinosaur phase, and we have been on the “chicken learning curve” ever since.  […]

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Slow Cooker Curried Tomato Soup

Fall doesn’t officially start until the end of the month, but our garden is already making the transition.  The cucumbers stopped producing after a cold snap last week, and the tomatoes are soon going to be good only for green tomato chutney.  Last week I cleared some beds and planted garlic, kale, and shallots to […]

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Fresh Herb Soup

Every summer my tarragon plant gets quickly out of control, growing to at least four feet tall and taking over a good third of our large herb bed.  I do a lot of things to try to keep it in check–pesto, tarragon salt, tarragon chicken, etc.–but sooner or later it has to be somewhat aggressively […]

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Loaded Sweet Potato Bisque

Potato soup is something that I always find appealing in concept, but in general I am never that excited about the actual product.  Most of it seems bland and a little gluey.  I’m sure there are some excellent versions out there that I have yet to try, but right now I am excited about this […]

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Grapefruit Salad

If your only experience with Brussels sprouts is with the overcooked and mushy version, you really should try them in this raw salad.  The slight bitterness of the sprouts is offset by the sweet citrus, and the texture is wonderful.  The key is to slice them pretty thin (thus the “shaved” part of the title–I […]

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