All posts filed under: Fall

Smoked Tomato Chowder.

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Fall / Seafood / Soup

To those who were in the path of the storm and devastation last week, my head and heart have been heavy with everything I’ve learned, know that my thoughts are with you. Wherever you are. I hope that you’re staying warm and safe, and finding human spirit shining through. For now, here’s to keeping cozy. A studded little chowder for the grateful soul. ps. Today is a big day, yes? Happy votes. Time is moving […]

Zucchini Risotto.

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Fall / Gluten Free / Risotto / Savory / Summer

 Zucchini Risotto with a Sweet Corn and Baby Spinach Broth - Finished with Mascarpone, Lemon Oil, and Pine Nuts       Sweet Corn Broth + Spinach Addition: makes 5 cups broth, 2 cups spinach-zucchini liquid   2 cobs of corn, stripped of corn kernels, (reserve for risotto) 1 large carrot, roughly chopped 6 cups water 2-3 cloves garlic, smashed 1 tb kosher salt 2-3 zucchini, cut lengthwise, inner white parts cored—makes about 2 cups […]

Whole Wheat Bartlett Pear, Almond and Honey Lemon Cakes

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Dessert / Fall / Fruit / Sweet

  Hello again. I’m wishing you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! This year, our day was filled with all the moments I look for over the Thanksgiving holiday and I just feel so lucky to know it.     Loving family and company, relaxed laughter, beautiful smells, a lit fireplace, and some great food and wine sums it up. And I am so thankful to have my family, this tiny family unit of mine. This […]

Sweet Pepper and Butternut Squash Gruyère Tarts

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Appetizers / Fall / Savory / Tart

I want to thank you for the comments some of you left me last week. I have some very thoughtful readers dropping by and it cheers me up to hear from you. Life can bring the toughest and weirdest struggles to face, yes? I am humbled with even the quickest hello’s sometimes. And I feel glad for your words, so thank you. The other day I made a quick trip to the farmer’s market while […]

Creamy Cambozola Shiitake and Baby Portobello Mushroom Risotto

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Fall / Gluten Free / Risotto / Savory

  My heart is heavy and it’s the middle of November already. These last few weeks have been pretty hard in a life way, they’ve gone quickly, and they’ve been a stressful and testing few. I will say this, life is happening.   My fiance and I are in my hometown in California again and we are with my family through some big transitions. The kind of transitions that pull you towards the face of […]