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 </div><div id="mainchat" class="mainchat"><div class="cileventholder"><div id="row95826577" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">9:57</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95826577">Squash and sweet potatoes and kale, oh my! It's fall, people. Let's party down in the kitchen!  As much as I love the produce of summer, I feel like the bounty of fall always delivers.  As much as I resist darker days and cooler night, I love the perfume of roasted veg & mashes of all colors. What about you? Share your luv for fall in its multi-colored & multi-flavored glory!  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">9:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95827102" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">9:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95827102">I love fall produce, too.  I've been craving pumpkin bread all week, now that our weather has turned cooler. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">9:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95827468" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95827468">Hey Linear, I hear you. I was on the road for 30 days & the first morning after returning, I hightailed it to the farmers market & stocked up on sweet potatoes, broccoli, dino kale (my fave), concord grapes (!) and an assortment of apples. Been enjoying all week.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95827530" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Ruth 117 </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Ruth 117 :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95827530">So I'm thinking of making sweet potato fries this weekend any suggestions for making them so they are crispy and stay together. I'm sort of scared that roasting them will just turn them to mush </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Ruth 117 </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95828491" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95828491">Hiya Ruth117, I have a recipe for oven sweet potato fries in my new book, The Meat Lover's Meatless Cookbook, and what you describe is a common conundrum.  The first thing to realize is that when you don't deep fry them, they'll never be as crispy as you like. That said,  you can dredge your raw spears in cornstarch. Meanwhile, get that oven good and hot & throw in your greased pan.  Dredged spears get coated with olive oil & seasonings, then you transfer to the hot pan. It helps with the "sear" </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95828562" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95828562">I don't know if they count as fries, but I cut long wedges of sweet potato, maybe 1/2 inch thick on the wide edge, and roast at a high temp, about 425 I think, in a single layer for about 20-25 minutes.  I melt a little butter directly on the cookie sheet, mix the wedges around on it, add a little salt, pepper and fresh rosemary.  I eat them with a fork, not fingers.  Outside has a little crunch, inside is mushy and nice.  Hope it helps. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95828741" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Ruth 117 </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Ruth 117 :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95828741">Any recipies for pumpkin bread / muffins just brought in all my sugar pumpkins. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Ruth 117 </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95828971" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:05</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95828971">Ruth117, here's a recipe I adapted from cookbook author Dana Jacobi: <a href="http://blog.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2006/10/happyhalloweenpumpkin.html" target="blank" >http://blog.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2006/10/happyhalloweenpumpkin.html</a><br/><br/>Tasty (and cinchy).  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:05&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95829322" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:06</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95829322">i've got my hands on a few Beauregard sweet potatoes & can't wait to pop them into the oven. Simply roasted, maybe with a wee bit of garlic, olive oil & salt at the end & I'm in heaven.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95829545" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:07</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95829545">Anybody have a favorite for acorn squash?  The shape of this one always stumps me, and I just slice in half and roast until soft. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:07&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95829926" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95829926">I heard Mollie Katzen speak last weekend, Linear, and she said that the acorn squash is begging to be stuffed! She's right, you know. Rice, quinoa, nuts, wheat berries... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95829969" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95829969">Another nice sweet potato flavor is fresh lime juice.  I bake a sweet potato and then squeeze an entire lime per potato into the flesh.  I find that with this I don't need salt or butter or anything else. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95830069" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95830069">Oh I love it.  What a fun idea, Linear!  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95830121" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From ruth 117 </span><span class="nocommentfrom">ruth 117 :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95830121">My gram used to stuff the acorns with bread and fruit stuffing usually with cranberries and whole wheat bread. It was delish but I never got the recipe :( so </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">ruth 117 </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95830396" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:10</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95830396">Ruth117, sounds like a terrific meatless entree for Thanksgiving! Speaking of which, we'll do a meatless Thanksgiving chat again, prob. first Thurs of November. I need to check the calendar.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:10&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95830569" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:11</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From nicole/cucinanicolina </span><span class="nocommentfrom">nicole/cucinanicolina :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95830569">Hi Kim! It's been forever since I've been able to join a chat -- I've missed them!  I am SO GLAD it's fall.  Can't wait until sweet potatoes are in my f. market (just a few more weeks, I think, given California's funny growing season).  I am still on the quest to make perfect fries, but I love to make them just mashed and with a little bit of sesame oil and veggie stock and/or soy milk.  And I always make that sweet potato-tahini dip I got by way of you years ago ... it's so delicious. Hope to catch you this wkend out in Pt. Reyes :) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">nicole/cucinanicolina </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95831014" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:13</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95831014">Hey Nicole! Great to have you on board today. Sesame oil on sweet potatoes is a GRAND idea, thanks for the reminder!  In my book, I do a twice-baked sweet potato with tahini, which is heavenly, a great way to get non-dairy calcium.  Tickled that I'll see you at Saturday's demo! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95831440" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:14</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95831440">It was great fun recently introducing my mom to winter squash beyond acorn. Now she's game to try delicata-- which if you haven't had the pleasure -- do it this weekend! Thin skin means easy slicing & I love the simply roast those rings. Very meaty texture.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95831511" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:14</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95831511">I love the stuffing idea, thanks guys.  I'm thinking I'd make the stuffing, stuff the raw squash and bake upright until squash is done.  Would you baste?  I have a favorite turkey stuffing with port soaked dried cherries and hazelnuts that I think would be fabulous in acorn squash. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95831908" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95831908">Linear, can I make a suggestion? Cook the squash halves by themselves for a little bit, THEN stuff.  You want that squash to be tender & a stuffing right off the bat will get in the way. But I love the flavor combos you are pondering! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95832389" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:18</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95832389">Anyone pull out that soup or stew pot yet? I'm hankering to put together some chili, as we inch closer to the return of standard time. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95832873" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:19</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Ruth 117 </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Ruth 117 :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95832873">I love using dried beans in chili (started because so many canned beans have BPA) but the taste is so much better. I'll have to dig out my soaking bowl to make some soon! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Ruth 117 </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95833380" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:21</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95833380">Ruth117, I'm all over chickpea chili these days, and I add a turnip, which is a delightful surprise.  Barley pilaf to go with. Or black beans & sweet potatoes, white beans & kale... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95833413" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:21</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95833413">I made the first beef stew of the season this week.   It was really too warm out, still, but I couldn't wait any longer.  Carrots, onions, mushrooms (and a little meat) in wine and mushroom stock, served over potatoes (first night) and polenta (second night).  Yum. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95833767" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:22</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95833767">Nice going, Linear. Polenta is a terrific stew partner, so versatile & is like a big blanket as the days turn cooler.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95833804" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:22</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From nicole/cucinanicolina </span><span class="nocommentfrom">nicole/cucinanicolina :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95833804">I usually roast my acorns for a bit first, too, before stuffing with a combo of wild rice + walnuts + dried cranberries + sauteed mushrooms/veggies ... I think couscous + veggies would also be super yummy. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">nicole/cucinanicolina </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95834078" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:23</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95834078">Couscous makes great stuff - yes indeed!  Farro, too, and even simple wheat bulgur, depending on the texture you're looking for -- and walnuts and/or pistachios, oh yes! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95834166" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95834166">Chickpea chili sounds great.  I'd go with a bunch of spinach and plenty of heat.  I love the turnip idea.  I think I'll try this soon. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95834394" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:25</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95834394">Linear, you won't be disappointed. By the way, coming to the Bay area this week! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95834442" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:25</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95834442">I eat quinoa salads all summer.  Suggestions for turning this into a fall flavor?  I love the heartiness of quinoa and I'm sure there's a way to make it autumn/winter food. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95834812" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:26</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95834812">Oh yes, quinoa is a true flavor chameleon. One way to make it even heartier is to add chopped walnuts or almonds. Dried fruit.  A cumin vinaigrette.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95834856" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:26</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95834856">This question is half-topical: I have beets from our CSA and a soup recipe for them that also incorporates light miso. What is the 411 on this stuff? I am just back from our "fancy" grocery store, without the real deal (an instant miso soup as replacement). I know that it's fermented soy, but what should I be looking for? Recipe calls for 2-3 tbsp. light miso dissolved in 1/2c. water before adding to the soup. I checked both the boullion and "ethnic" parts of our store... no dice? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95835940" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95835940">Hey Erin, Miso often is sold in tubs & light miso is just one of the many varieties available.  It is intensely flavored which is why recipe is calling for diluting in water.  Substitute? Good question.  I'm thinking... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95836022" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Ruth 117 </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Ruth 117 :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95836022">I like quinoa for breakfast in fall / winter. cooked up and then mixed with cranberries and pistachios and a drizzle of maple syrup!! So good! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Ruth 117 </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95836158" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95836158">Ruth117, great idea. I love this. What a wonderful alternative to oatmeal.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95836478" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:31</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95836478">Ruth - I love the idea of it for breakfast.  Thanks! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95836664" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:32</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95836664">And it makes great sense to eat quinoa first thing in the morning -- with its high protein content, breakfast of champions.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:32&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95836983" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:33</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95836983">Curious: Is there a fall veg or fruit that you've always wanted to prepare but have been intimidated by?  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95837066" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:33</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95837066">Erin - our grocery keeps the miso tubs in the cold section, near the tofu (and cheese and yogurt, etch.).  If you still can't find it, I'd try substituting with tamari or Bragg's, but it won't be the same. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95837375" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:34</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95837375">Miso brings an "umami" quality to that recipe -- mouth coating, rich, savory. I agree, keep hunting.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95837933" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:36</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Ruth 117 </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Ruth 117 :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95837933">I used to be intimidated by real pumpkin pie (ie made from a whole pumpkin rather than canned) but I'm so over it now! My hubby said that I made "perfect" pie this Thanksgiving (two weeks ago in Canada!) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:36&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Ruth 117 </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95838219" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:36</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95838219">Ruth, thanks for sharing this one. Do you find yourself roasting a bunch, then pureeing & freezing for the next pie?? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:36&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95838248" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:36</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95838248">I'm not intimidated, but I've had no success at pumpkin gnocci.  I've tried three times and the dough is either too liquid or tastes of flour.  Anybody have a reliable recipe? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:36&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95838843" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:38</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95838843">Gnocchi is a tough one.  I've never done it w/ pumpkin but have tried my hand at the original & still haven't gotten it right.  A lot of zen and patience required.  Me: for many years wouldn't touch a turnip or rutabaga. Now I love them.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95838900" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Ruth 117 </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Ruth 117 :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95838900">I just ended up making two pies instead of one. It keeps ok in the fridge and makes great leftovers! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Ruth 117 </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95839086" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95839086">You're inspiring me to roast my own pumpkin for pie this year, Ruth! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95839105" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95839105">I love today's photo, by the way. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95839170" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95839170">I agree -- Kim C picked a goodie!  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95839211" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:40</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Ruth 117 </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Ruth 117 :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95839211">I have frozen purree in the past though but it usually turns into soup! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:40&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Ruth 117 </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95839419" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:40</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95839419">Gotcha. You know what's wonderful in pumpkin soup? A little red curry paste. Oh man, is that good.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:40&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95839769" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95839769">Hmmm, patience in the kitchen is not my forte.  Must practice zen detachment.  Process, not results.  I do love the process, but I will always have memories of my mother crying in frustration over the lemon merenge (how do you spell that baked egg-white stuff?) SOUP. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95839879" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:42</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95839879">lemon meringue soup?? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95839961" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:42</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95839961">It was supposed to be pie. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95840028" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:42</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95840028">AH. funny.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95840359" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:43</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95840359">Patience is a useful ingredient when we get into the kitchen. For some, it comes naturally, others not so much. But we all need some & the more we practice, the more easily it comes. Hang in there.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:43&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95840743" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:45</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95840743">I've only played with persimmons once or twice but I'm game to revisit this fall. And I've never cooked with quince, which we can get here in WA state.   </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:45&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95840824" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:45</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Ruth 117 </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Ruth 117 :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95840824">I wonder how pumpkin meringue pie would be... especially if you spiced the meringue with pumpkin pie spice too! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:45&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Ruth 117 </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95840961" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:45</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95840961">Ruth, I'm betting it would be terrific. Please keep us informed of that adventure! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:45&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95841013" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:45</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95841013">I don't know if it was accidental or intentional, but my guy thought parsnips were rutabagas and vice versa until his early 30s. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:45&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95841341" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:46</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95841341">I don't think I really knew about either until I went to cooking school, honestly, when I was 30! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95841788" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:48</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95841788">A little embarrassing to admit that, but it shows how out of touch I was with fruit & veg, despite my interest in food.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95841870" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:48</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95841870">I've never tried quince and would love to experiment.  I hope you share your results with us.  Persimmons have become a favorite of mine, because I have grown very fond of persimmon chutney.  I think my recipe includes fresh ginger and dried apricots, maybe other dried fruits. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95842208" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:49</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95842208">As I mentioned, traveling a bit this week and into next, but hoping to collaborate with my quince master when I get home. Please share the recipe for persimmon chutney when you have a moment -- maybe next chat? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95842259" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:49</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95842259">I think many people are unfamiliar with those veg.  Almost every time I buy them the checker or bagger (it doesn't happen at farmers' markets) asks what they are and what to do with them. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95842725" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95842725">Interesting that you mention the lack of awareness/knowledge, Linear. I was in Baltimore last month working in a soup kitchen teaching the cooks some knife skills & preparing a dish from their CSA haul, but the challenge for them is getting familiar with fruit & veg they've never eaten or prepared.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95842765" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Ruth 117 </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Ruth 117 :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95842765">I'm intimidated to make fruit cake. I love it and know I should start making it now for christmas but just cannot seem to make the plunge </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Ruth 117 </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95842912" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95842912">I did that once! It's a fun project. And yes, you need to get started on that pronto. I'll dig up the link to my project.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95842976" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95842976">I'll search for the recipe.  I haven't made it yet this year - we've been renovating the kitchen. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95843019" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From catsluvr </span><span class="nocommentfrom">catsluvr :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95843019">FYI - Miso is extremely high in sodium so take that into account when/if using </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">catsluvr </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95843122" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95843122">Hey catsluvr -- thanks for chiming in! What fall veg or fruit are you playing with these days? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95843441" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95843441">Kim - what a terrific service you were providing.  I'm an accountant for our homeless shelter and it's been tough for the cook to learn to adapt to fresh veg that are donated.  The clients love it when they get something fresh, but it takes her more time, more prep and as you point out, more knowledge. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95843782" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:54</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95843782">I want to do more of that, Linear. It's one thing to receive fresh, in-season produce; another thing to work with it & know how to prepare.  It's a little thing that we take for granted.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95844025" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:55</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95844025">Thanks for the info on the miso (guess that I should've researched a bit more before heading to the store! Next time!). Thank you! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95844054" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:55</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From catsluvr </span><span class="nocommentfrom">catsluvr :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95844054">I am loving kale salad - I never knew I could eat kale raw and now that is the only salad I want and with a homemade garlicky dressing.  Also, green smoothies made with spinach - oh how I am loving the greens.  Last night cooked some kabocha squash for the first time - delicious! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">catsluvr </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95844255" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95844255">Isn't raw kale salad the best? I am a fan of kabocha, too. If you have a knife that work thru that tough skin, the rewards are great -- the flesh is velvety! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95844286" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95844286">catsluvr - do you use a warm garlic dressing and wilt it? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95844343" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95844343">Anybody doing something fun with pears?  I made a pear upside down cake flavored with rosemary.  I loved it, others not so much - too savory for them for dessert. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95844526" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95844526">I love to make crisp with pears.  I'm also a sucker for pears in salad -- arugula, walnuts, a wee bit of blue cheese... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95844839" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95844839">Maybe a crisp served with wedges of bleu cheese! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95844922" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95844922">Fab idea, Linear!  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row95845414" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcaster_text "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt95845414">We're about out of time -- will be working on the November calendar and make sure we get one meatless Thanksgiving chat & one with turkey and the trimmings. Will announce those next week. In the meantime, eat well & take care. Type to you next time! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 21, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>

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