Veg Stock

We made two batches of stock this week. We seem to always run just a little short, so it will be nice to have extra in the freezer. I threw together a simple basic stock without herbs or coriander. I did add a few chili peppers. Those didn’t add any heat to speak of, just […]

Kale/Rainbow Chard Gratin

Print Kale/Rainbow Chard Gratin   Ingredients ½ cup wild rice ½ cup black rice 1 onion diced 2 cups vegetable stock ½ tsp nutmeg 1 bunch kale chopped 1 bunch rainbow chard chopped salt & pepper to taste 2 handfuls fresh grated parmesan 1 handful breadcrumbs 2 TB olive oil + extra for drizzle Instructions […]

“Beef” (Mushroom) Stew

Print “Beef” (Mushroom) Stew Prep time:  30 mins Total time:  30 mins Serves: 4   Ingredients 1 lb mushrooms cut in to large pieces 1 potato 1 celery stalk diced 1 onion diced 2 carrots diced 6 garlic cloves minced 1 cup frozen green peas vegetable stock 8 oz beer worstershire sauce to taste salt/pepper to […]

Vegetable Soup with Apple

The Harvest Soup was so popular I decided to try a different version. This one included white beans and lima beans. Print Vegetable Soup with Apple Prep time:  20 mins Cook time:  2 hours Total time:  2 hours 20 mins   Ingredients 1 onion, small diced or whizzed in food processor 2 potatoes diced handful […]

Dry Beans

I’m trying to get better about using dry beans rather than cans. I started with 1 cup each of the dried great northern and black beans. Soaking overnight yielded 2 cups. (Final cooking results in more than 3 cups of beans, which is way more than a can.) I chose to store them uncooked in […]

Quick Tomato Soup Dinner

We make soooo many versions of tomato soup, but this one was a quickie. It was a hearty version that included a mirepoix (celery/onion/carrot). Unfortunately my BLT was a bust due to the fact that I was distracted and only cooked the bacon to chewy rather than crispy. Curses! But… the soup was delicious. Print […]