Autumn recipes

The Energetics Of Pumpkin Pie Spice

Autumn is here which means pumpkins and pumpkin pie spice.  So what makes up the sweet warm combination that spice lovers seem to lose their collective minds over each [...]

Basque Potato, Pumpkin and Leek Soup (Porrusalda)

Idaho has a large population of Basque and with it their delightful, flavorful food.  This simple recipe makes great use of hardy vegetables, leeks, carrots [...]

Basic Polenta

A staple for Native Americans, corn is both a vegetable and a grain.  The Italians also have a long standing love with polenta.  I am partial to it as a [...]

Burgundy Mushroom Soup

Warm and nourishing, this soup is great as a meal on its own for a chilly night.  The flavor of this soup can be varied [...]

Baked Figs With Honey & Goat Cheese

Figs come into season in the late fall and early winter.  I love figs, and although they are not a native food to Idaho, I do indulge in a some [...]

Soft Cooked Amaranth

Amaranth is a tiny South American grain that was a staple food for the Aztecs.  It ranges from shades of rich gold to deep reds.  High in the essential amino [...]

White Bean, Leek & Butternut Squash Soup

This lovely is surprising simple, yet very hardy and tonifying.  The flavors aren’t overly strong or powerful.  Serve with nice crusty piece of molasses bread and you have a wonderful [...]

Baked Pumpkin Or Winter Squash

I use a lot of squash and pumpkin in my diet.  And this is one of my favorite ways to prepare it, as I’m a bit of a lazy cook. [...]