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Mashed Potatoes & Celeriac Root


Uh, this is so good with something meaty. You’ll need: 1 celeriac root for each 4 potatoes butter sour cream nutmeg salt/pepper Wash, peel and cut potatoes and celeriac in same size pieces. Boil in salt water until soft (25 min.). Pour off water & add butter, sour cream, salt, … Continue reading

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Red Beet & Quailcroft Goat Cheese Salad


You’ll need: 5 or 6 red beets a handful of pine nuts 1 lemon Quailcroft soft goat cheese olive oil salt/pepper/pinch of cayenne I love beets so much because there is zero waste in our house. We eat the greens. The dog goes ape-shit over the peels (we call them … Continue reading

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Lentil Soup with Shitakes & Leeks


Ingredients: lentils leeks fresh shitake mushrooms oil or butter herbs, salt & pepper, soy sauce, vinegar Boil up a pint of lentils in a couple quarts of water–1/2 – 3/4 hour. Meanwhile, cut a couple of leeks in half lengthwise, wash them thoroughly in a sinkful of water, and chop … Continue reading

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Potato Leek Soup


ngredients: potatoes–2 to 2 1/2 lbs. onion–one medium leeks–2 big ones water or broth cream/milk salt, pepper, nutmeg. Slice big leeks lengthwise and wash thoroughly in a sinkfull of water, separating the leaves enough to remove dirt. Melt 1/4 stick butter or more in big soup pot. Add an onion, … Continue reading

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No Knead Bread – Slow & Speedy Versions


No-Knead Bread Adapted from Jim Lahey, Sullivan Street Bakery TOTAL TIME 1 hour 30 minutes (plus 14 to 20 hours’ rising) Ingredients • 3 cups all-purpose or bread flour, more for dusting • 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast (I use 1/2 teaspoon) • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt • Cornmeal or wheat … Continue reading

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Lamb Shanks


Lamb Shanks, basic method 2 large lamb shanks (or 3 or 4 small ones) 1 big onion, chopped, plus a leek if you have one several whole garlic cloves olive oil or butter salt and pepper a little orange juice if you have it dried sour cherries–or prunes or cranberries … Continue reading

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Soup Bones


Bone Soup – (I live alone and rather appreciate rough and primitive!) 2 packages or one big package of meaty soup bones onion–1 big onion or two not-so-big ones garlic celery tops carrots turnips & greens potatoes cabbage salt pepper vinegar I slicked the bottom of the iron soup pot … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Celeriac Soup


You’ll need: 1 big celeriac root plus celery greens 1 medium onion 3 large carrots 3 gloves of garlic 3 leeks 4 potatoes 2 bay leafs salt pepper oregano (lot’s, fresh & dried) thyme basil chix stock (optional) Sautee onions, carrots & celery greens in pork fat or olive oil. … Continue reading

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Curried Squash, Carrot and Apple Soup


I just recently made this soup at a housewarming potluck and everyone raved about it, so I thought I would share the recipe with the rest of the coop. I managed to get all of the ingredients locally, except for the coconut milk (obviously – got that at the coop). … Continue reading

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