Autumn Soup and Salad
Silky Butternut Squash Soup
The secret to great butternut squash soup is to sauté the seeds and fibers to build flavor, add water, then steam the flesh over the flavorful liquid.
Spinach Salad with Mushrooms, Croutons, and Warm Lemon Dressing
Flat-leaf spinach is more tender and flavorful than any of the dry, curly varieties and makes better salads. Look for it in bundles, not packages.