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Savory-swirl pumpkin soup

“Like all magnificent things, it's very simple.” Natalie Babbit, "Tuck Everlasting" Americans do odd things with pumpkins this time of year. Turquoise. Fine for soup bowls, not for soup. The orange speaks for itself, does it not? Normally, I am a rather mild mannered person. But, when I pass a porch displaying a pumpkin that… Continue reading Savory-swirl pumpkin soup

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Liz’s autumn-garden pesto

“Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile." John Howard Bryant, American farmer/poet Flowers are setting seed. Herbs are setting seed. Fat spiders have made wooly nests for their eggs in every crevice. Somewhat tattered butterflies have already tucked their next generation under leaves. A no-fuss lunch -- basically garden to table. It's true. All through the garden,… Continue reading Liz’s autumn-garden pesto

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Pumpkin-Apple Bread

"They're back! Pumpkin-spice brake pads." sign on a West Coast auto shop I shared this recipe last fall, but, as the above quote verifies, pumpkin mania has obviously come 'round again! You know who you are. Enjoy! Oh, yeah... Pumpkin Apple Bread Butter (or coat with canola oil if you're dairy free) two loaf pans.… Continue reading Pumpkin-Apple Bread

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Savory Potato Coins

“What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.” A.A. Milne, author of "Winnie the Pooh" books Someday soon it will be cool enough that you will want to turn on your oven. Here is a tasty and simple recipe you may want to try.… Continue reading Savory Potato Coins

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Grandmother Moore’s tomato relish

“Sweet Roma tomatoes, grassy licorice tarragon, thin purple eggplants and small crisp beans thrived in a series of old wine barrels that sat in the tiny square." N.M. Kelby, "White Truffles in Winter" There are two reasons why I have actually tasted recipes like today's tomato relish. The relish is the red one. Look for… Continue reading Grandmother Moore’s tomato relish