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John’s Fava Beans

John and Carmel Whitman owned the Old Creek Ranch Winery. In addition to producing excellent wines, they also grew a variety of fresh produce including fava beans.

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Robin’s Tortilla Soup

This is a wonderful, flavorful soup that is easy to prepare. Robin first made it in our home in Ojai and as it was simmering on the stove, the aroma made me smile. Make this soup and serve with fresh, … Continue reading

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Irish Cheddar Cheese Soup

Why do people (and our dog Willow) enjoy a bowl of hot soup on a dark, cold, rainy autumn day? Is it because soup is a bowl of warm for your insides when it’s cold outside? Whatever the answer, it … Continue reading

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Asparagus and Sun Dried Tomato Frittata

There is something about the combination of asparagus, tomatoes and Fontina cheese that makes this recipe unique. I’ve made this same frittata with a number of different cheeses and always come back to Fontina.

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Minestrone Soup (slow cooker)

Minestrone is a thick soup containing vegetables and pasta. The word originated from the Italian language word minestrare, which means to serve. 

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Kohlrabi Soup

Kohlrabi is a crispy, crunchy alien-looking vegetable that you can prepare in more ways than you ever thought possible. Don’t be put off by its appearance even if it does look like someone teleported a Martian vegetable right into your … Continue reading

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Harissa with Moroccan Tofu (slow cooker)

Harissa is North Africa’s favorite hot sauce. The word for this fiery Tunisian chile paste is derived from the Arabic verb harasa, “to pound” because it is traditionally made with mortar and pestle. I like to make it in a … Continue reading

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