Preserved Lemons

I love preserved lemons! A tradition in Mediterranean cultures, they add a vibrant taste to dishes from roast lamb and chicken to grain dishes. Though lemons don't grow where [...]

By |2020-01-12T19:49:46+00:00January 12th, 2020|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-01-08T20:18:36+00:00January 6th, 2020|0 Comments

Fireworks Noodles

A simple, spicy noodle recipe. Enjoy it at Asian New Year celebrations or as a cheerful summer dish. Noodles represent longevity-and we all want that, [...]

By |2020-01-07T01:05:23+00:00January 5th, 2020|0 Comments

Age Dashi

Another of Clara’s favorites, age dashi is a wonderful, classic Japanese dish of tofu, lightly battered and then served in a simple dashi sauce with [...]

By |2019-11-20T19:46:58+00:00November 19th, 2019|0 Comments

Pumpkin EggNog (Pumpkin Juice)

Rich, dense and a bit sweet, this recipe isn’t as thick and cloying as the eggnogs that you buy from the store. If you prefer a thicker drink, decrease the [...]

By |2019-10-23T17:22:10+00:00October 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Pumpkin Orange Cookies With Maple Glaze

Squash and pumpkin harvest season meant baking in my childhood.   Delicious and moist, these cookies are still favorites of mine and appearing around Halloween and Thanksgiving.  I prefer to keep [...]

By |2019-10-23T17:22:34+00:00October 21st, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-10-23T17:13:32+00:00October 20th, 2019|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 [...]

By |2020-03-14T17:38:11+00:00October 13th, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-09-18T13:02:21+00:00September 17th, 2019|0 Comments
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