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Winter squash, prosciutto and sage risotto

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The Pacific Northwest was good to us last week. The crisp air of autumn had not yet arrived in Florida and I found myself becoming more and more irritable as I kept seeing images of falling leaves and apple trees elsewhere as I continued to escape the excessive heat. I needed a change and a trip to ...




The snow, the cheese, and the big sky of Montana

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As you might remember, we spent the week of Thanksgiving in Montana where a large part of C's family lives. We were eager to see family, mountains, the big open sky, and hopefully some fresh snow. It had been six years since the last time I had visited. I missed the vast land and wilderness. ...






Apple, Gruyere and Sage Muffins and a Childhood Soup

When autumn and winter come around, I become even more nostalgic (is that even possible?) of certain smells and foods of my childhood. I remember clearly walking around my grandparents' garden puling fresh leeks right off the ground. We would take bunches and bunches home every Sunday. My dad's car smelled of leeks all winter ...




Cooking with Mom, Thoughts about a New Year and a Crispy Mushroom, Potato and Blue Cheese Galette

I cannot believe that this year will be coming to an end tomorrow. I was trying to make sense of everything that happened throughout the months and even though there was some bad in there, mostly health related, I would say 2009 was full of exciting projects, creativity, inspiration and time with family. I have ...