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. [...]

Late Summer Corn & Squash Chowder

Delightfully warm and colorful this soup is one of my favorites on a cool late summer or autumn day, especially with a nice hunk of pumpernickel or other dark bread. [...]

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

This soup is light and bright. The sour flavor stimulates the digestion and senses.  You control the sour flavor here. I like my soup very lemony, so I usually use [...]

Bodacious Borscht

Vibrant in color and flavor, borscht is a classic middle European soup with nearly as many variations on the recipe as there are languages in Europe.  Summer borscht is often [...]

Chicken Salad With Cashews And Grapes

This recipe has saved us a number of times on volleyball weekends. Easy to double and triple it became a must-have in the cooler for one team.  The salad is [...]

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 and pumpkin.  If pumpkin isn’t [...]

Clara’s Summer Salsa

It seemed last summer, Clara was determined to make salsa every few days. Which was fine, as we had an abundance of tomatoes, onions and peppers.  We aren’t talking rocket [...]

Grilled Ratatouille With Basil Vinaigrette

Summer cooking at its best is easy, colorful and uncomplicated.  Ratatouille makes the most of the season’s vegetables like tomatoes, eggplants and peppers.  This grilled version can be prepared in [...]

Minted Pea Soup

Pea soup? Oh, yes! Peas are high in minerals, vitamin C, D, protein and folic acid. And they are simply delicious in bright and lively soup.  This soup is beautiful [...]

Clara’s Favorite Five Onion Soup

I lucked out–my daughter loves onions. In fact it is her second most requested soup besides miso. The onion family is large and ranges in pungency and taste from delicate [...]