Mushroom Bolognese

Shitake and cremini mushrooms take the place of meat in this surprisingly hearty Mushroom Bolognese that will please even the most diehard meat-eater. Recently I was talking to a coworker about how I don’t eat meat very often and hadn’t cooked it in a while and he got a sad, questioning look on his face…

A Spring Salad

The bright colors and fresh new greens of spring are bolstered with a rich dressing and crunchy shallots in this salad for the season when the weather plays tricks on us. This year it has taken several weeks of gorgeous weather to finally roust me from making my usual winter staples like hearty stews and…

A Lovely Winter Salad

The jewel tones of golden beets, green and pink watermelon radish, pungent black radish and blood oranges scattered together resemble a colorful bouquet of flowers in this mix of winter produce that brightens even the grayest winter day. We recently had several cold grey days in a row here which normally would put me in…

A Late Fall Salad

Hardy kale is dressed with a smoky vinaigrette then topped with roasted rosemary butternut squash, beets and apples, while quinoa, feta and walnuts up the flavor and nutritional value of this cold weather salad.  My name is Annette and I am slow.  Sometimes I’m extremely slow.  I can also be a bit of a perfectionist…