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ZUCCHINI AND SWISS CHARD GRATIN

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All through the long and glorious summer the garden  rewarded us with glorious vegetables.  I  walk from the kitchen across the long stretch of grass and into the garden.  It is another world of vegetables going quietly about their business … Continue reading

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MINESTRONE … the perfect winter soup

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The pantry is filled with vegetables and herbs  harvested from the garden.  The mornings are cool and crisp.  Time to make soup.    I went to the bible of authentic Italian cooking.  THE SILVER SPOON.  Five pages of minestrone soups.   Almost … Continue reading

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BLISTERED CAULIFLOWER

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  Poor, neglected and rejected cauliflower –    steamed or boiled into tasteless mush that no amount of cheese sauce can rescue.  Is it any wonder so many people are cauliflower haters.  This recipe is pure magic.  Roasted at a … Continue reading

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SAUSAGES WITH TOMATO-OLIVE RAGOUT AND POLENTA

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  “And men sit down to that nourishment which is called supper.”  (William Shakespeare) When it is a rainy January night and you live half way up a mountain one craves warming, simple comfort food.  Our nephew Brett and his … Continue reading

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PASSIONATE PIZZA … you can make it at home!

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In another life we had a pizzeria in the city.  We introduced artisan pizzas to Vancouver away back when.   Our pizzas  won awards,  but they  did more;  they participated in romance (an engagement ring nestled in a bed of basil … Continue reading

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