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Winter Salad

By Jan Buhrman

This recipe makes enough for 10, but if you use smaller vegetables and a smaller apple, it will make a smaller amount. It can easily keep for leftovers but add the apple separately as it will turn brown. 1 butternut squash 1 cauliflower 1 apple 12 green olives 1 small red onion 1 lemon...

Squash and Kale Gratin

By Jan Buhrman

A friend brought this to dinner the other night. She credited Martha Stewart. I have adapted it. 1 butternut squash (about 3 pounds), peeled 1/2 bunch kale (about 8 ounces), stems and tough ribs removed, leaves torn into large pieces (about 7 packed cups) Unsalted butter, for baking dish Coarse salt and freshly ground...

Wedding and Honeynut

By Jan Buhrman

On November 1st, I catered our last wedding of the season.  The bride supplied her own squash. I encourage families to bring family treasures, menus, recipes (or even their own squashes!) to the wedding reception and/or table, as it makes for a much more meaningful and personal event. The bride works at an organic...

Roasted Butternut Squash

By Jan Buhrman

Squash can be sexy! “Squash is a great member of the curcubitae family and all, especially the seeds, contain high levels of citrulline. This helps our body utilize arginine more effectively for improved blood flow and better circulation. It is often called the poor wo/man’s Viagra. When I recommend it for those I work...

Roasted Squash with Onion, Oregano & Mint

By Jan Buhrman

Squash or Pumpkin? (I like Butternut Squash or Long Island Cheese Pumpkin) This is adapted from a Mario Batali recipe with oregano & mint instead of cinnamon & nutmeg. 2 medium  squash or pumpkin, cut into 1-inch slices tossed with 6 Tablespoons olive oil and salt and pepper 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/2...

Three Roasted Squash

By Jan Buhrman

1 dumpling squash 1 butternut Squash 1 acorn squash 8 Tablespoons olive oil 2 Tablespoon cinnamon 1 Tablespoon each of allspice and nutmeg 4 Tablespoon maple syrup salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven 325 degrees. Slice dumpling and acorn squash in ¾ inch slices*. Cut the neck off of the butternut squash and...

Lentil Soup with Kale & Squash Alsatian Style

By Jan Buhrman

1 onion, diced 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 5 cloves garlic sliced 1 teaspoon each anise seed, caraway, cumin, fennel seed crushed 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon black pepper 3 quarts stock ( I used corn and it made it very sweet) 2 cups French lentils, rinsed 1 bunch kale chopped fine 1...

Autumn Italian Roasted Butternut Squash

By Jan Buhrman

2 medium butternut squash, or half a turban pumpkin seeded & cut into 1-inch slices Salt and pepper Raz el Hanout (or cinnamon and nutmeg) 6 tablespoons plus 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 medium red onion, sliced paper thin 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 tablespoon dried oregano...

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