Winter Squash Gratin

This squash gratin tastes decadent, but it is simply rich in flavor and nutrition (squash being a truly excellent source of Vitamin A.)    Butternut, Hubbard, or dense Heirloom Winter Squash ~ 1 very large, Butter ~ 1 pat Sage … Continue reading

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Oven Braised Kale

Kale is a good source of calcium and several phytochecmicals that are known to fight cancer.  Easy to prepare, braised kale makes for a delicious side dish; greens stay moist & delicious when cooked this way.  Braising can be done … Continue reading

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Cranberry Apple Pear Chutney

This mélange of fruit, ginger, rosemary, cider, sour, and sweet with its beautiful red hue is really quite brilliant with cheese and crackers to start a meal or mixed in with your morning yogurt.  I tend to leave the peels … Continue reading

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Me no like sugar comas

Have you ever gone to a classroom holiday party where the kids are served up cupcakes with a side serving of holiday candy that is all washed down with a nice serving of juice box? Though our schools are working … Continue reading

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Spinach, Beet, Pumpkin Seeds and Blue Cheese Salad

Yes, spinach can often be found in November in Wisconsin—from enterprising local farmers with hoop houses!  Lucky for us, because a fresh green salad provides great taste and texture contrast to all of the heavier dishes traditionally around the Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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A Platter of Roasted Fall Vegetables

Roasting vegetables brings out their inherent sweetness. A platter with a variety of colored and shaped vegetables roasted with aromatic herbs is a gorgeous addition to any table. Choose from mushrooms, beets, kohlrabi, fennel*, peppers*, parsnips, rutabagas, red onions, carrots, … Continue reading

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Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts seem to ignite passion in people—either they seem to love or hate them. I love them, and I’ve tuned quite a number of “haters” onto them over the years with this recipe. Brussels sprouts ~ 4 cups, trimmed … Continue reading

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Winter Squash with Wild Rice Stuffing

Winter squash stuffed with wild rice is spectacular enough to have as a main dish.  The key is to use real wild rice, not the cultivated rice trucked in from California.  I had been making this dish or something like it … Continue reading

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Reflections on Terra Madre 2010

Having just returned from Terra Madre, Slow Food’s international conference in Torino, Italy, I find myself in awe of and inspired by the beautiful people I met from around the world—sustainable farmers and fishers, food producers, chefs, educators and activists … Continue reading

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Go Slow

I have a bumper sticker on the back of my car that says, “Go Slow.”  I think most people probably take it to be a driving suggestion, but the two little orange snails in place of the “o’s” are a … Continue reading

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