Vegetable Stew with Greens and Carrots

On the day I made this hearty soup, the high temperature was 4 degrees.  This hearty bowl of goodness proved equal to the task. Prep time:  15 minutesCook time:  30 minutesServes:  6-8 INGREDIENTS1 1/2 cups brassica greens, coarsely chopped (kale, young broccoli leaves, cabbage, etc)8 cups chicken or vegetable stock2 Continue Reading

Pinzimonio: Play with your food!

Play with your food! Leave it to the Italians to turn produce into whimsical fun.  Pinzimonio is a raw vegetable antipasto that can be as simple or as complicated as you’d like to make it.  In this version, long skinny vegetables are bundled, ready for dipping in olive oil seasoned Continue Reading

Stew of sausage, basil, potatoes, carrots, & caramelized onions

Fresh basil frames this picture with minty, pungent flavor.  This recipe is oriented towards the simplicity of a one pot meal.  For added flavor, grill the sausages separately and add to the soup with the spaghetti. Prep time: 20 minutesCook time:  30 minutesServes: 4-6 INGREDIENTS Olive oil1 pound merguez sausage Continue Reading