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Appetizers & Snacks

The Best Butter Beans With Couscous

Sometimes simple is best. The butter beans are tender and creamy and the couscous is fluffy and delicate, served side by side. Itís simple but oh, so good! Butter Beans: 2 1/2 cups small butter be…

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Winter Squash & Pear Soup with Sage

We got a beautiful Autumn Crown squash from our CSA recently. It looked like something out of an old Dutch masters still life and was almost too pretty to eat. I'd never tried this variety of winter s…

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Roasted Parsnips

YIELD 4 servings Ingredients 4 or 5 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into large sticks (about 2 1/2 cups) 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon honey 3/4 teaspoon coars…

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Apple Cinnamon Whole Wheat Muffins

YIELD 12 servings Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose unbleached flour 1 cup whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups peeled and shred…

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Red Kuri Squash with Indian Spices

We received a big, beautiful red kuri squash in our CSA share last week. Kuris have sweet meat and a mild, slightly nutty flavor. You might know them by one of their other names like orange hokkaido, …

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Basmati Cakes with Curry Banana Sauce

These cakes have a great crunchy texture on the outside, and topping them with the sweet and spicy curry sauce adds even more texture and flavor! Can be served as a great appetizer or main dish. Sa…

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5 Little-Known Virus-Killing Remedies

Everywhere I turn I keep hearing about one virus or another:† the ebola virus, avian flu, swine flu, and many others.† †It seems that people are looking for all-natural ways to boost their immunity ag…

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Carrot Gratin

YIELD 6 servings Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled and thinly sliced 1 medium potato, peeled and thinly sliced 1 medium onion, peeled and sliced 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 1 c…

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Vanilla Parsnip Puree

YIELD 8 servings Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds parsnips, peeled and cut into rough 1-inch pieces 3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped Water to cover 2/3 cup heavy cream 1 vanilla bean, split and c…

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22 Fun Facts About Apples

Itís not autumn for me until Iíve gone apple picking. One of my favorite fall hobbies, I love the smell of the orchard and the brilliant red fruits ripe on the lush green trees. I grew up in an area r…

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