Winter Minestrone

This incredibly hearty winter soup falls somewhere between a soup and a stew.The texture and flavor are amazing—it’s filled with chunky vegetables, pasta,beans, and spinach. Pesto and Parmesan swirled in at the end make it even better. Serve it in big shallow bowls with garlic bruschetta on top.  Winter Minestrone Serves 6 to 8 Good…

Rainbow Chard and Chickpeas

Rainbow Chard and Chickpeas Rainbow chard is one of the easiest vegetables to grow. All I do is plant the seeds and watch it grow. I have so much every year and freeze a few packages. But nothing beats the fresh chard. This is a very simple and tasty chard dish to enjoy any time…

Cranberry Wheat Pancakes with Round Pond Orange Syrup

Cranberry Wheat Pancakes with Round Pond Orange Sauce I loved visiting Round Pond in Napa Valley. I use their orange syrup with this recipe and it is fantastic! Ingredients 1/3  cup  water 1  tablespoon  sugar or 1 tablespoon honey 2  tablespoons  snipped dried cranberries (optional) 1  tablespoon  cornstarch 1  cup  whole wheat flour 1/2  cup …

Butternut and Carrot Soup

Yes~ I am making squash again, and this time it will be soup.  A great make ahead meal. Make a batch and eat a couple times during the week, add a sandwich or salad and dinner is done! This is a great recipe that features a lot of spices that come together nicely plus the…