Baked Polenta with Mushroom Radicchio Sauté – Creamy Lusciousness in a Bowl

Baked Polenta with Mushroom Radicchio SautéBaked Polenta with Mushroom Radicchio Sauté Quickly Becomes a Favorite for Cool and Colder Days

I’ve rediscovered polenta. It’s been years since I first made it the traditional way, standing by the stove, stirring a pot of simmering polenta for 35-45 minutes or more. Yes it was delicious, though it’s easy to understand why it never made it onto my monthly or seasonal recipe rotation. Continue reading

Lentil Walnut Pâté w/ Mushrooms, Parsley, Rosemary & Thyme

 Lentil Walnut Pâté with Mushrooms, Parsley, Rosemary & Thyme Lentil Walnut Pâté – Bold Flavor, Chunky Texture, Delicious

One bite wasn’t enough. So I took another bite and then another to be sure. What a wonderful surprise that lentils, walnuts, mushrooms and fresh herbs would be so delicious. With its complex flavor, chunky texture and straight-forward preparation, Lentil Walnut Pâté Continue reading

Stuffed Mushroom Caps Topped with an Egg or Not

Stuffed Mushroom Caps Topped with an Egg or NotStuffed Mushroom Caps Topped with an Egg or Not – A Kitchen Experiment

After a few days of contemplating just how we would enjoy some very special eggs, I was ready to experiment and create a new recipe. Along with the fresh herbs now in the garden, everything was in place. As you can see, it took a few attempts to get the Stuffed Mushroom Caps Continue reading

Fresh Herb & Wild Mushroom Bread Stuffing

Fresh Herb Wild Mushroom Stuffing/Dressing (c) jfhaugen

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme

Ah, the flavors and smells of Thanksgiving. They all come together in this traditional bread stuffing (or dressing)—surely one of the most important dishes on the Thanksgiving menu. Continue reading

Braised Turkey w/ Fresh Herbs, Wild Mushrooms & Vegetables

Braised Turkey w Fresh Herbs, Wild Mushrooms, Veggies (c) jfhaugenA Moist, Tender & Perfectly Cooked Turkey

This is my favorite turkey recipe—and has been for three years running—producing tender, moist breast meat and falling-off-the bone dark meat with lots of flavorful veggies and wild mushrooms Continue reading