Beef Stew with Roasted Garlic

Beef Stew with Roasted Garlic

Years ago I made a Beef and Carrot Stew that has been my sorta go-to recipe to build off of and it’s evolved a bit over the years (wow almost 6 years now!). This new recipe, with the addition of Roasted Garlic and Roasted Garlic Olive Oil, is over the top good.

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Cherry Tomato Gazpacho

Cherry Tomato Gazpacho

As September rolls around my mind turns to crisp apples and sweaters, but it’s a little early for that here in Portland, we’ve had some spectacular hot days with more to come. And of course with our tomato plants producing fruit faster than we can eat them, I’ve been searching for all things possible with tomatoes.

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Winter Greens Soup

Winter Greens Soup

It’s interesting how much we think about food with our eyes - the color, shape and texture all contribute to our expectations. And it can throw us off if we’re seeing one thing while simultaneously thinking of another thing. This soup is a perfect example. 

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Winter Squash Soup with Gruyere Croutons

Winter Squash Soup with Gruyere Croutons

I'm really enjoying this autumn season, the leaves are changing colors, the air is chilled, so over the weekend one thing I didn't want to miss was the Japanese Garden here in Portland, I had read it's best viewed in the fall and it is a magnificent garden.

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