Winter Grain Salad

Grain salad is a perennial favorite of mine (see further proof here & here). Tweeked for winters’ offerings, this grain salad features nutty wild rice harvested in Canada, locally grown spinach, and my own butternut squash. When blended together, rustic grains and veggies make a nutrient packed satisfying dish that is hearty, not heavy.  I …

Root Vegetable Ragu

My mom is always an inspiration in my cooking.  Days when I miss my family, I make things that remind me of home. Growing up my mother made something she called student's ragu.  It is a layered and simmered dish all done in mom’s electric skillet.   Mom’s ragu has potatoes, onions, ground beef and the …