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 [...]

Mulled Red Wine With Rosemary

Chilly weather means warm drinks and mulled wines are a classic.  Serve at holidays dinners or after a day on the snowy mountain.  Explore different spices, wines and flavorings.  Add [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|My Blogs, Recipes, Winter recipes|0 Comments

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. [...]

Mushroom Hot Pot (Kinoko Nabe)

Spring and autumn are the ideal seasons for harvesting mushrooms–those fun little fungi that have marvelous healing benefits for the body. It seems that no one knows for sure how many [...]

Roasted Roots With Rosemary, Sage And Balsamic

Roasted roots are a staple for my family in the late summer, fall and winter.  You can easily vary this recipe to use other roots like parsnips, rutabagas, or turnips. [...]

Cranberry Zucchini Bread

During the cooler months it’s time to seek warmth, rest and introspection. Longer cooking methods like stewing and baking help to move our energy inward and slow us down. Their warmth [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|Breakfast, Recipes, Winter recipes|0 Comments

Nut Milk

Nuts make excellent milk, each one lending its own unique flavor and nutritional benefits.  Make a thicker cream to pour over hot baked apples or make thinner to add to [...]

Stewed Dried Fruit

Stewed dried fruit is a great way to get in rich vitamins, fiber and flavor in the Winter. And it’s so simple. Serve as is in a small bowl or [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Breakfast, My Blogs, Recipes, Winter, Winter recipes|1 Comment

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 depending on the variety of [...]