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Brown Rice Risotto with Apples

It was pointed out to me that this risotto recipe was missing the rice. That seems unfair. Here is the completed recipe. A hearty dish for a chilly winter evening.
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If you have a root cellar.....

Rutabaga and Pear Bake
 
We are deep in to storage vegetable season. This is a rich and comforting side dish. and could easily be made with apples.
 
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Grab and Green

It's 5:30 on a weeknight in February. You find yourself the last in a line of cars at the nearest burger joint. The choice seemed easy. Grab some grub on the way home for the family. They have 45 minutes to eat before Johnny's hockey game. You don't have time to think about the choice and really don't want to be bothered. You hand over a remarkably small amount of money and are handed a sack full of food. You check to see if the order is complete. Four burgers and a fried chicken sandwich
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Mushrooms Are Always Seasonal

Hot and Sour Mushroom Soup
 
A vegetarian staple of Chinese restaurants, this soup is simple and bold. It's an awesome start to a zesty noodle bowl.
 
 
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Simple Roasted Garlic

 
 
Roast garlic is now served in many fine restaurants in place of table butter for bread. Once roasted, garlic loses its sharpness and becomes sweet, rich and tender. It is very simple and makes an elegant statement at a formal dinner or a leaner alternative to spread on your bread every day. And don't be afraid to add liberal amounts to blended spreads and dips.
 
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