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Leek and Celery Root Soup

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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Last C.S.A. Share of the Season

Yesterday I picked up our last shares of 2010–some winter squash, a bag of potatoes, some nice leeks, beets, apples, and some of Grant Farm’s amazing cherry wine.  I will admit to a little bit of C.S.A. burnout at this stage in the game, but we are totally sold on the concept and we will […]

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Mushroom and Leek Cassoulet

Mushroom and Leek Cassoulet

While we were visiting friends at Thanksgiving, Harrison made a version of this dish for an evening meal, and it was a huge hit with the otherwise-carnivorous crowd.  This is a “cassoulet” in the broad sense that it is a rich, white bean casserole.  Traditional French versions are usually loaded with meat products–sausages, duck confit, […]

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Leek and Chanterelle Bread Pudding

Leek and Chanterelle Bread Pudding

Remember those chanterelles?  Well this was the last of them.  I did dehydrate some so that we can enjoy them later on: This is a savory bread pudding that we ate with a salad for a complete meal, but of course it would also work well as a side dish.  If you want to up […]

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Daikon, Leek, and Apple Cakes with Horseradish Cream

Daikon, Leek, and Apple Cakes with Horseradish Cream

This is one of those ideas that I intellectually assume will work, yet I am still surprised when it really does.  Since we started getting our CSA vegetable and fruit shares every Monday, our weekends have involved poking around in the fridge and looking for random produce that needs to be used before the next […]

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