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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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Split Pea Soup with Spinach

There are as many variations of pea soup as there are colors in a painter’s palette. This isn’t your garden-variety pea soup. The fresh baby spinach leaves and fennel, along with a classic split pea soup base, will be most … Continue reading

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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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Portobello and Red Pepper Open Sandwich

Open face sandwiches consist of a single slice of bread with one or more food toppings. They are popular in Europe where, in the Middle Ages, thick slabs of course bread called “trenchers” were used as plates. At the end … Continue reading

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Winter Alfredo with Roasted Broccoli

I was thinking of making my comfort food and oh-so-satisfying Winter Alfredo for dinner the other night but I didn’t have cauliflower. I did have broccoli but I was thinking of roasting the broccoli in the oven as a side … Continue reading

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Baked Brie with Cremini Mushrooms

According to a popular foodie website, “Puff pastry is a light, flaky pastry made by repeatedly layering pastry dough and butter or another solid fat, called laminating, to form a thin dough that puffs in the oven.”

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