Category Archives: Fall

Maple-Roasted Butternut Squash & Green Apple Salad

Butternut squash is rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants. Maple syrup is rich in love. Combine the two with apples in a roasted, caramelized melange and toss over greens with some pepitas and dried cranberries, and you have the makings of … Continue reading

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Garlicky Chicken with Lemon Anchovy Sauce

This quick weeknight chicken recipe from the New York Times was so good, we made it one night, then made it the next night too. For those people who think they don’t like anchovies, don’t be daunted – you can’t … Continue reading

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Eggplant Ragu with Pappardelle and Fresh Ricotta

The eggplant is so meaty and rich, this vegetarian recipe tastes plenty decadent and delicious without any actual meat at all. Make your own pasta if you’d like, or user pappardelle from the store for a quick alternative. Either way, … Continue reading

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Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Shallots and Chanterelles

We are harvesting chanterelle mushrooms almost faster than we can eat them (and sharing them with friends, of course). The rich flavors of chanterelles lend themselves so nicely to pasta – but sometimes we don’t feel like eating spaghetti… Which … Continue reading

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Mushroom, Leek, Kale & Fresh Herb Lasagne with Béchamel

We usually have red lasagna, when we have lasagna. But it’s mushroom season and mushrooms are on our mind… hence this dish. This white lasagna – full of fresh herbs and  richly savory mushrooms, kale and leeks – is perfect … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Gratin with Wild Mushrooms

It’s mushroom season in the Pacific Northwest! This is a perfect recipe to celebrate your foraged harvest. And it tastes just like fall.

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Foraging for Chanterelles

It’s been a dry summer here in the Pacific Northwest. But over the weekend, the skies opened up and dropped torrents on our little cabin and the woods around us. Melanie had a feeling this would lead to a bumper … Continue reading

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Chickpea Spinach (Super Thick) Stew with Fried Egg

This meal has two of Melanie’s top three food items, if she had to pick three food items to live on for life. It’s also super hearty, healthy, satisfying, and the paprika adds a flavor we don’t normally eat. Plus, … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Apple Pancakes

This Sunday morning breakfast is super easy to put together, and super delicious to enjoy beside a fire, with the newspaper in hand, your dogs at your feet, and the person you love beside you.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Shallots and Mushrooms

The rich flavors of slow-roasted brussels sprouts and the earthy tones of wild mushrooms mingle with the sweet taste of fried shallots in this lovely Thanksgiving dish. Our dear friend Megan cooked this for us this year, and come to … Continue reading

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