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End of Summer Roasted Squash and Tomatoes over Whole Grain Polenta for a Fall Feast

Few foods are as comforting and satisfying as polenta. Cornmeal polenta is soft and creamy, but with just enough texture to give it a toothsome crunch, and perfect for grilling to a crisp golden crustiness. Grilled polenta offers the best of both worlds, with the softness of mashed potatoes and the crusty outer shell of

Roasted Squash and Whole Wheat Pasta, Perfect for Fall

Everybody loves pasta. October is National Pasta Month, as if we needed any more reasons to love our noodles. But for many people, the default setting is white flour spaghetti, macaroni, or lasagna noodles. Perhaps you are one of the people who tried whole wheat pasta years ago, when the whole wheat pastas on the market

Marinated Heirloom Tomato, Hazelnut and Basil Pasta, No-Cook, Yes Please

I don’t grow very many tomatoes, but the ones I do get are very, very special to me. During this brief end of summer heyday, my 10 assorted heirloom tomato varieties ripen in waves, giving me these meal-sized assortments of tomato heaven. Today’s haul was about three pounds of the most true tomato essence that I

Popeye’s X-Ray Eyes

Remember those old cartoons, where the character who ate carrots suddenly had super-x-ray-vision? Well, carrots are great, but of late, research keeps pointing to Kale. Specifically, to the Lutein found in kale and other leafy greens. I don’t know about you, but I really like being able to see. In recent years, I have watched

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