Cauliflower and Broccoli with Mustard-Caper Butter 

Serves 6-8 as a side dish, Prep: 30 minutes, Cook: 15-20 min. This beautiful combination of colors and textures makes a lovely side dish for just about any main course. It is particularly nice for a Thanksgiving meal. INGREDIENTS 2 garlic cloves, minced½ teaspoon sea salt¼ teaspoon black pepper6 Tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature2 […]

Corn Chowder

Serves 4, Prep: 30 min.  Cook: 45 min. The time required to make this delicious chowder is well worth the effort!  Make it for a special occasion like celebrating the first sweet corn of the season! INGREDIENTS: 5 ears fresh corn 1 medium onion 8 basil leaves on stalks 1 bay leaf 4 cups water […]

Delicata Squash Two Ways

Either way you choose to prepare the squash will bring out the delicate, sweet flavor. Don’t be afraid to eat the skin, it is almost as tender as the flesh of the squash! Delicata is a great accompaniment to pork sausage or black beans.  #1 Sauteed Delicata Serves two to four   Prep: 15-20 min.  Cook:  […]

Delicata Squash with Chilies, Lime & Cilantro

Serves 4.  Prep: 20 min.  Cook: 15 min. per skillet batch. Using a drizzle of lime juice sets off the lovely sweetness of the squash.  Cilantro is optional, but adds a pungent note making this a good accompaniment to any bean dish. INGREDIENTS: 2 delicata squash, ends trimmed, seeds removed, sliced into ¼ inch thick […]

Golden Beet Salad

Serves 6.  Prep: 40 min.  Cook: 45-50 min. The colors of this salad are a knock out, but the flavor is what really makes an impression!  Serve as a side dish with grilled fish. INGREDIENTS: 4 large or 8 small beets1 bunch Swiss chard or spinach¼ cup pumpkin seeds or walnuts2 scallions, finely chopped¼ pound […]

Green Bean & Potato Salad

Serves 4.  Prep:  20-30 min.  Cook:  30 min. Here is a universal side dish that is particularly good with grilled beef or lamb.  To make a vegetarian bowl dish meal, add about 1 ½ cups garbanzo beans.  Even ½ cup black olives or 2 Tablespoons capers are a delicious addition. INGREDIENTS: ½ pound fresh green […]

Leek & Potato Soup

Serves 4 to 6, Prep: 15 min.  Cook: 30 min. This is the ultimate comfort food soup and it is simple to make.  Leeks are at their best in the early fall and new season potatoes are just coming out of the ground. What better combination to celebrate the new harvest? INGREDIENTS: 1 pound potatoes, […]

Pecan Parsley Pesto

Makes 1 -1 ½ cups, Prep: 15 min. Delicious on good bread or a baked potato, or even on a chicken breast or fish! INGREDIENTS: 2 cups lightly packed fresh flat leaf parsley3 scallions thinly sliced3 garlic cloves, chopped½ cup extra virgin olive oil1 cup pecans, toastedSalt and freshly ground black pepper STEPS: In a […]

Carrot Top Pesto

Makes 1 cup, Prep: 5 min. Cook: 10 min. An appetizer dip or serve over baked potatoes INGREDIENTS: Greens from 1 medium-size bunch of carrots to make about 1 cup after blanching and chopping½ cup unsalted sunflower seeds, toasted1 garlic clove, minced 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice¼ teaspoon fine grain sea salt¼ cup plus […]

Sage Walnut Pesto

Prep: 15 min., Makes a shy cup. This unusual flavor combination works well on veggies or with the addition of sour cream, as a dip. INGREDIENTS: ¼ cup fresh flat leaf parsley2 Tablespoons fresh sage, chopped1 teaspoon garlic, chopped½ teaspoon sea salt½ cup extra virgin olive oil½ cup walnuts toasted and roughly chopped STEPS: Put […]