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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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Want To Make a Vegetarian Happy This Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is perhaps the most-dreaded holiday for vegetarians, because it really is all about the bird.  Even the side dishes are often loaded with poultry stock.  While I am not a vegetarian, I am a highly sympathetic carnivore, and I wanted to come up with a dish that has the necessary flair to serve as […]

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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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Savory Mushroom Flans with Crispy Fried Shallots

Savory Wild Mushroom Flans with Crispy Shallots and Chive Oil

A couple of weeks ago I received an exciting little box from Marx Foods containing samples of five different types of dried wild mushrooms, all foraged from the Pacific Northwest.  These are not cultivated varieties labeled as “wild,” they are the real deal.  My challenge was to create a recipe to feature on my blog, […]

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Chicken Soup for the Cold

My late summer cold has sadly prevented a trip to the Grant Farm’s Harvestival, which I had been greatly anticipating.  The cold has improved today, no doubt due to the mega-antioxidant chicken soup I cooked up yesterday as an antidote.  I would add here that I give great kudos to Harrison for cheerfully tolerating my […]

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