Monthly Archives: December 2012

Risotto with Celery Root and Luganiga Sausage

This may not have much camera appeal, but I had to share it with you, because it’s one of the most delicious risotti you’ll ever make.  Celery root is still available at my local farm stand and I love to make … Continue reading

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Duck and Winter Squash Ragu

This is a simple and deeply satisfying winter dish that tastes as if it takes hours to prepare, but doesn’t.  Thanks to ready-cooked duck confit, this dish can be made in about a half-hour total.  Admittedly, not every supermarket (or … Continue reading

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Maple and Thyme-Scented Rutabaga Puree

Rutabagas are nothing more than large yellow turnips.  This comforting puree can take the place of mashed potatoes any night of the week for me.  It’s rich and earthy-tasting, but actually, quite light.  I like to add sweetness to it–a … Continue reading

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