Roasted Root Vegetables Anyone?

This colorful dish is deeply satisfying.  Any sort of root vegetable (try parsnips or celery root!) you have on hand may be roasted in this method, just  be sure they are all cut the same size, but the combination of … 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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Giving Thanks with Local Food

Over the years, I have shared many lovely Thanksgiving meals with a variety of family and friends. It is the holiday most dear to me, because at its heart it is a time when people come together to give thanks … Continue reading

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Finding our Limits

It has been a while since my last posting/blog and I recently received a note from my blog “coach/editor” asking me if I could write something – my immediate response, “sure”. Receiving the note from her made me reflect upon … Continue reading

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Happy Healthy Halloween

I know, I know. What planet am I from that I am wishing you a happy healthy Halloween? Well, first off, I should say that I LOVE Halloween. Fall happens to be my favorite season and the crisp air punctuated … Continue reading

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If you can pick it, pluck it, milk it or shoot it…..

I grew up in rural Wisconsin with farmers for neighbors and acres of our own on which our family grew food. So, from a young age, I understood the connection between the earth and our food sources. When mom would … Continue reading

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Dig In, Break Bread. Go Slow.

Slow Food is an idea. It is also an international member based organization devoted to good, clean, and fair food. Good food is healthy and delicious. Clean food is environmentally responsible. Fair food ensures that farmers and producers are paid … Continue reading

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