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    Autumn Harvest Soup of the Fall Garden

    Oh it’s been so long since I have been here. It has been an interesting year and I feel the need to nourish those I love. This warming and delicious soup is just the thing to do that. Autumn Harvest Soup 1/2 cup diced pancetta 1 red onion, diced 2 med shallots, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups chanterelle mushrooms, cleaned and chopped large pinch fine sea salt a few grindings of fresh black tellicherry peppercorns pinch of Hunter’s Moon spice blend (recipe follows) or any Smoky Spice blend you like 1 oz character sherry 2-1/2 cups roasted butternut squash, Split and seed and brush with olive oil, bake…

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    Coffee Espresso Ribs and a Piece of my Heart

        A lot has changed for us since that last post. In December we learned that our dear friend Jeffry Machado was losing his battle with Lymphoma. We were able to go spend the last two weeks of his life with him and be with him until the end. I can’t tell you what a terrible, beautiful, sacred, heart-rending and gut-wrenching gift it was to share that experience with him and with our other dear friend, his wife, Michelle.   I learned some life altering things about love and loss, and his gift of love and generosity to the end was a lesson unto itself. He gathered a great group of…

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    Pork Chile Verde and Smothered Enchiladas

      One of the best things about learning to cook is having the freedom and the ability to make what you want to eat taste the way you most enjoy it, and also to be able to make it with the ingredients you decide to use. I believe that your food should be about making what you enjoy- without rules imposed by others. Skills that get you there?, well yes, those are things that you should learn and eventually master so that you can get the result you want from your cooking. Recipes should be a launching point to give you a structure to improve and make each dish your own. This is my…

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