Roasted Delicata Squash Soup – Perfect Welcome for Fall!

It’s been a mostly rainy first week of Fall, begging for soups and autumn dishes – satisfying, colorful and healthy.  And on a personal note, I’ve been finding much satisfaction in clean and simple cooking, no fads, no trendy ingredients – just what naturally resonates with me.   Many of the recipes lately have been transmuted from flavors of childhood…

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Aromatic Jute Mallow Soup with Fennel and Tomato

The picture above was taken yesterday on the campus of my kids’ school, where leaves are gloriously changing colors and carpeting the grounds. However,  I find it a bit unsettling that we have welcomed Fall with a 101ºF.  Dear Mother Nature, what the heck is going on?  For now, I am pretending is a cool day, perfect for a…

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Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes and Tomato Soup

I’m always fascinated by the associations my brain makes with certain things. Tomato soup will forever trigger the memory of a food prep class back in college, and “Cream of Tomato Soup” was my midterm! (I passed, Yay!). It was one of the most memorable classes I’ve ever taken, half the class was spent in the kitchens mastering the…

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