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FALL 2016

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Slow-Cooker Vegetable Stew (Serves 6) 3 Tbsp. vegetable or sunflower oil 1 yellow onion, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 Tbsp. freshly chopped sage 1/4 tsp. kosher salt 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 2 medium russet potatoes, diced, or 8 baby red potatoes, quartered 1 sweet potato or small butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced 2 turnips or golden beets, peeled and diced 3 carrots or parsnips, peeled and diced 1 (32-oz.) container low-sodium vegetable or mushroom broth 1 bay leaf 5-6 sprigs fresh thyme and/or rosemary 2 cups chopped fresh kale Freshly shaved Parmesan, if desired Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add onion, celery, garlic, and sage and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until contents are soft, about six minutes, stirring frequently. Transfer the onion mixture to a slow cooker. Add remaining vegetables (except the kale), broth, bay leaf, and herb. Cook on low heat for six to eight hours until the vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaf and sprigs then stir in the kale. Let the stew continue cooking for 10 minutes or so until the kale is wilted. 4 Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed. Serve immediately and garnish with shaved Parmesan, if desired. Slide pieces from skewers onto a serving platter, drizzle with vinaigrette, and sprinkle with chopped walnuts. Serve warm or chilled. An Apple a Day … Let autumn's star fruit shine at your next dinner party (or on any old weeknight) with these delicious apple dishes h o u s e c a l l s { fall 2016 } 43 specials board Apple Mignonette (Makes enough to serve with approximately 4 dozen oysters) 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 3 Tbsp. finely diced apple (Gala, Fuji, Pink Lady, or Honeycrisp) 1 Tbsp. finely minced shallot 1/4 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper Up to 4 dozen oysters Stir ingredients together and serve over raw or roasted fresh oysters on the half shell. Nutrition Facts (whole recipe; oysters not included): 31 calories, 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 8g carbohydrates,1g fiber, 5g sugar, 0g protein R E C I P E S B Y H E A T H E R G A R V I N P H O T O G R A P H S B Y J O H N N Y A U T R Y F O O D S T Y L I N G B Y C H A R L O T T E A U T R Y

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