Monthly Archives: November 2011

Fritto Misto

This is a very simple way of preparing calamari and vegetables. If you want to you could toss in a couple of shrimp or scallops too since they also have a very quick cooking time.  The veggies are interchangeable, so … Continue reading

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Take a Quick Survey…

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Spiced Cabbage Soup

On our honeymoon in 2002, my husband and I visited Darina Allen’s farm and cooking school called Ballymaloe in Ireland.  We had a memorable lunch that included this soup.  It’s a soup I make regularly and it always hits the … Continue reading

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Potato Leek Soup with Black Olive Tapenade

Here is one of my favorite soups from a post I wrote a year ago.  It is so rich and delicious.  You will not be sorry! We visited a restaurant in Carlton called Cana’s Feast in October and had this … Continue reading

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Fried Shallots

I am re-posting this soup from last winter.  It’s so perfect for this rainy Oregon weather. When you taste this you will be amazed that it has no butter or cream!  It’s completely vegan, completely healthy, and completely delicious.  This … Continue reading

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Herb Garden Stuffing

I used all the herbs I have still growing in the garden for this stuffing.  You can vary yours with whatever herbs you have on hand.  Dried herbs are usually more concentrated in flavor, so cut the amount down if … Continue reading

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Classic Pumpkin Pie

I’ve never made a pumpkin pie with a real pumpkin before now.  I’ve made several with canned pumpkin of course, but the real thing has always seemed a little elusive.  I guess I thought it would be too hard.  It’s … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel (or another bleeping Martha cake)

I saw this cake in the November Martha and knew it was destined to be my birthday cake.  I have made my own birthday cake for the last several years – baking a cake is pretty rare in my house, … Continue reading

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Shaved Root Vegetable Salad

The inspiration for this beautiful salad came from two places: The November Bon Appetit, and my new mandolin slicer (I am still really jazzed about it).  Here is my adaptation of this bright, lovely salad.  The slices are so thin there is … Continue reading

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