Category Archives: Vegetable Dishes

Pumpkin Squash Lentil Stew Warms the Heart

There is nothing more tasty than the creamy goodness of pumpkin. With the convenience of canned pumpkin anytime of the year, this soup is easy to make in the crock pot or on the fly at home. The added lentils … Continue reading

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Moroccon Spiced Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes- Why not try something new this year?

With Thanksgiving coming up and winter dinner parties, why not try a different flavor of these best loved tubers? I love the sweet and savory spices of Morocco in my holiday cooking. The smokey cumin adds a new dimension of … Continue reading

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Autumn Harvest Photo Gallery and Farmer’s Market Ratatouille Recipe

I love farmer’s markets. The colors, the smells, the bakery and everything else that goes with it. I also like to photograph farmer’s markets when I travel. Here are a few pics from our own Harvest Festival in Duluth that … Continue reading

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Tribute to Julia Child’s 100 year anniversary- Baked Endive Au Gratin Recipe

August 15  will be Julia Child’s 100th birthday if she were still alive. I remember meeting her about 22 years ago in Chicago, I was one of 12 lucky people who got to have breakfast with her at the Ritz … Continue reading

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Local Treasure- Vegetable of the year and recipe for Easy Roasted Beets

Did you know that the beet has been named the vegetable of the year? One Vegetable One Community picks a vegetable annually to promote, love and spread the word on how to grow and cook with delicious results. There are … Continue reading

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Seasonal Spiced Squash Recipe Perfect for Fall Menu

Fall harvest is a glorious time of the year for a chef. I am lucky because I have lots of generous friends who are fantastic gardeners and always share their bounty with me. These days I am up to my … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Springtime Fun with Mint

Here are a couple of tasty recipes from my chef friend Ginnie Bivonia who lives in Dallas and loves fresh mint. Be sure to catch her rant at the bottom of the post about the difference between spearmint and peppermint. … Continue reading

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Eating Local- Part Two

Also when going local, don’t forget about your favorite locally minded restaurants. It’s a real challenge to source local produce in our area in quantity. Meats have to pass vigorous USDA inspections to be sold in restaurants so the chef … Continue reading

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Entertaining at Home-Baked Endive Au Gratin for Spring

Belgian endive, pronounced on-deev, and also known as Witloof was discovered by accident. In the winter of 1830, a Belgian farmer forgot about some chicory roots he left in the root cellar. Chicory was grown and used to extend coffee. By the early … Continue reading

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Entertaining at Home: Mother’s Day Recipe Round Up

What Mom does not like to be treated to a home cooked meal? This Mother’s day cook for Mom a special lunch or dinner that you made just for her. I love restaurants, but on Mother’s day it’s always a … Continue reading

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