Category Archives: Soup/Stew

Colorado Lamb Shepherds’ Pie

A weekend ski trip with some friends in Colorado has inspired me to make a quintessentially winter dinner of Shepherd’s pie, using local Colorado lamb, ground for me at the local butcher.  I figured I’d take advantage of my temporarily … Continue reading

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Beef Stew

This is the perfect dish for a wintry Sunday dinner.  It can be made a few hours ahead, and will perfume the house with the aroma of red wine and bay leaves.  Like most stews, it can be made a … Continue reading

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Chicken Stew with Marsala and Porcini

I realize I’ve posted a fair number of brown stews that may all look alike, but believe me, the flavors are subtly but distinctly different in each of them.  This stew was meant to use up some very old dried porcini … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash and Leek Soup

These leeks are truly the last hurrah from my  neighbor Beppi’s vegetable garden. I’ve also stocked up on winter squashes from one of the local farm stands before it closes.  But not to despair–there is another farm stand which will … Continue reading

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Beppi’s Leek and Potato Soup

Leeks are the last crop my neighbor Beppi harvests from his garden before the onset of winter.  They are the slowest growing of all his vegetables as well–planted in early spring and not ready for harvest until late October/early November. … Continue reading

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Beppi’s Celery Root and Rice Soup (My Way)

It’s time to harvest the celery roots that my neighbor Beppi grows in his garden.  He makes a wonderful minestra di sedono every year with these roots.  It’s the simplest, most delicate soup, made with only celery root, onion, butter and … Continue reading

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Chicken and White Bean Soup

This is a dish inspired by a dark, rainy day-after labor day that feels more like fall, even though we’ve barely said goodbye to summer.  I’ve raided my pantry and freezer to make this soup and it’s a good, hearty one-pot dinner.  About a week … Continue reading

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