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Cuisine’s kindest course

Ah yes. Soup. When fall arrives, I make a big pot of it nearly every weekend.    More than eating it, there is something about the process of making the soup that centers me. Preparing something so nurturing for my family and friends feeds my soul; If I am away from home, one of the […]

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Favorite Thanksgiving recipes

Here are a couple of the recipes I’ll be making for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving feast. Lucky us: The ingredients we’re using are fresh from our CSA’s (Hog Back’s Farm) last delivery of the year…yesterday. Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis (Food Network) 4 servings Ingredients 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed 2 tablespoons olive […]

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Pure rainbow goodness

Isn’t this just one of the most beautiful things you’ve ever seen? This bunch of Rainbow Swiss Chard is just one of the fresh picked vegetables coming in my CSA box today, via Hogs Back Farm.  I’ve written before about my love affair with my CSA, but in case you missed it, here’s the link. I […]

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Shrimp spring risotto

We had a lovely Easter celebration yesterday, which we hosted for my brother Matt and his family and some very close friends, the Willcock family (really, I told them that they might as well be “related.”) Our little Minneapolis house expanded to accommodate 7 children, 1 teenager, and 6 adults. Thank the Lord above that […]

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Lime Basil

Slushy goodness

My very generous and talented friend Anna Dvorak made this fabulous drink at the herb class she taught in honor of my birthday a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been craving the flavors of lime and basil in a glass of slushy goodness ever since. It’s great as a cocktail of course, but equally yummy […]

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Today has been recovering from weekend of 13th birthday partying – including Feed My Starving Children and Roller Garden – and launching desperately into writing grant proposal due tomorrow day. So, this will be short and sweet. (Really.) Jeremy claims that this yummy granola is too more-ish (an expression his mother shared with him as […]

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Lentil soup and morbier

This one is for my dad, who is in Norway right now and loves it when I blog about food. Especially soup. Yesterday I was looking for a soup recipe to use up the red lentils I had in my cupboard and some of the bacon I had in the fridge. (Obviously these two were […]

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