Spiced Red Cabbage with Chestnut Topping

red cabbage

This wonderful recipe makes enough for a crowd of 10 or so. I’ve made smaller amounts using a pack of shredded cabbage and cutting back a bit on each of the other ingredients (except the onion); this also cuts the cooking time in half.  Our version combines ideas from Fine Cooking and Simply Recipes.  Hope you enjoy. Read More


Pumpkin, Shiitake and Chestnut Soup

These are three ingredients that just seem to belong together, like the Three Little Pigs.  Each brings something deep and comforting and their flavors play off each other beautifully.  Add to that marsala and a touch of maple syrup and you have a great fall soup. We used a dry marsala, so the soup definitely benefitted from the maple syrup at the end.  If you use a sweet marsala, you may find you don’t need it at all.  If you don’t have marsala, try a medium-dry sherry instead.  You want something that has a nutmeg-y flavor. Read More