Monthly Archives: October 2011

Vegan White Chili

I first came across “white chili” while living in Minnesota. Usually, it is white beans, chicken and some chilies, although not too much. Minnesotans don’t like too much heat, at least in their food! But lately I’ve been challenging myself … Continue reading

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Mushroom Sugo with Rotini

 If you have not already visited Elise’s blog Simply Recipes, you should. She has a huge repertoire of recipes and she does a fantastic job of describing them, well, in a word, simply. Not only does the blog update nearly … Continue reading

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Leek and Kale Potage

I have two younger sisters who have denounced my tendency to “make stuff up,” as they judge it, in terms of knowledge of a wide variety of things. It is true, that when I was younger I would say things … Continue reading

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Presto Pasta Night #235

Welcome to Presto Pasta Night No. 235. It’s the middle of October, do you know where your year went? I certainly don’t! Thank the pasta gods that these delicious meals will always ground me! Happy reading and eating! First is … Continue reading

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Spicy Lamb Broth with Ravioli and Gremolata – Presto Pasta Night #235!

This is a very humble dish that I found in The Southern Italian Table, a wonderful cookbook about the “cucina povera” – poor people’s cooking of Southern Italy. Arthur Schwartz is an American Expat living with his partner in Sicily, … Continue reading

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Fennel, Celery and Herb Salad

Whooosh! Hear that? It’s the sound of fall blowing into Southern California. The winds pick up, the air chills (a few degrees or so) and the sky gets threatening with dark clouds and sometimes spits a few rain drops on … Continue reading

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Cannelini Bean Crostini with Magic Herb Sauce

  Ummmmmm………….that would the sound of me speechless. When I read about Heidi’s Magic Sauce on 101 Cookbooks, I had no doubt it would be good. But really, words fail me. So amazingly good, that I probably should confess that … Continue reading

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