Category Archives: Dinner

Cold Spring Rolls

Cold spring rolls are found throughout the world and are definitely not anything like traditional Chinese egg rolls. Egg rolls are typically made with meat, usually pork or chicken, and include vegetables such as cabbage. They are wrapped with a … Continue reading

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Spring Carrot Tart

My mom’s mom, Gran, was born and raised on a homested in a one-room cabin in Beresford, South Dakota, in the late 1800s. Winter was a time of ice and snow. In the month of January, the temperature would often … Continue reading

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Savory Chèvre Crepes

Chèvre is the French name for cheese made with goat’s milk. Fresh goat cheese is soft, creamy, tangy, and easy to spread or melt. When it is mixed with fresh spinach and a little onion or garlic powder it makes … Continue reading

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Mushroom Goulash

The origins of goulash have been traced to the 9th century, to stews eaten by Magyar (Hungarian) shepherds. Before setting out with their flocks, the shepherds prepared a portable stock of food by slowly cooking cut-up meats with onions and other … Continue reading

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Simple Pasta Bowl

Shaved Asiago cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and burnt butter sauce tossed with penne pasta. Quick, easy, and oh-so-tasty! Add a side salad, something to drink (a nice Casa Barranca Pinot Noir perhaps?), and you have a wonderful dinner for two!

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Jollof Rice Bowl

My friend asked me the other day if I had a recipe for jollof. I told her that I had heard of it, but had never made any. She said it would be something I’d like. I was intrigued and told … Continue reading

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Ravioli-Rosemary Soup

This is a simple soup recipe born one cold day shortly after the Thomas fire. I call it my “healing soup.”

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