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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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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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Seafood Stuffed Sole

If you have been following along with my kitchen adventures it’s probably clear by now that I adore fish and shellfish.  I was doing a quick scan of my recipe index and I have exactly four recipes for chicken versus 26 recipes for fish and shellfish.  I have nothing against chicken, mind you, it just […]

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January Comfort Food: Lemon-Garlic Soup

This has been an unusually dreary Colorado winter, and I am really missing the typical sunny days.  This is the first winter here that I have experienced some seasonal affective disorder (it happened every winter when I lived in the U.P.), so I am looking forward to longer days and more sunshine.  Today I had […]

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How to Roast Your Own Nuts

Yeah, I gave it a lot of thought and I still went with that title.  No apologies.  I had a request from a friend for “roasted nut” recipes, and I was happy to oblige.  Not only is it easy to make new flavor combinations and interesting snacks, flavored nuts make a great holiday gift–and a […]

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Creamy Parmesan Spinach and Mushrooms

In “food blog land” you tend to celebrate the holidays a little early, so I have been dreaming up some new recipes in anticipation.  Thanksgiving is absolutely my favorite holiday (probably because it is so food-centric), and turkey is great, but I am all about the side dishes.  Creamed spinach is not necessarily a traditional […]

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