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Posts tagged ‘Olive Oil’


Roasted Autumn Vegetables

There seems to be a lot of chatter about root vegetables in the Autumn and there is no better selection than this time of year.  Root vegetables are not the most colorful or attractive items in the produce section (and actually, some root vegetables are quite ugly) but if you take the time to peel, slice, and mix them with some old standbys (carrots, zucchini, mushrooms, and leeks), add some olive oil and seasoning, a delicious side dish emerges. Read more »

Vegetable Soup – Homemade

Soup is one of those great comfort foods that tastes especially delicious on an Autumn or Winter day and vegetable soup is surprisingly simple to make.  The only time-consuming part is the cutting of the vegetables which can be chopped ahead of time and stored in a bowl of water in the refrigerator until ready to use. Years ago, I started making my own soups and continue to make variations several times a month. Virtually any vegetable can be used: carrots, celery, onions, corn, potatoes, zucchini, squash, leeks, cauliflower, green beans and more. Read more »


The Arte of the Potato Chip

The simplest of foods made with quality ingredients are often the best and in the case of the potato chip, this truth rings true.  In its purest form, potato chips are thin slices of potato that are deep-fried and lightly salted. When made with earthy potatoes fried in extra virgin olive oil and lightly salted, it’s easy to subscribe to the mantra “one is never enough.Read more »