My vegetable garden looks like someone pushed the pause button. Nothing grows much once the soil gets cold, except for the Savoy cabbage. Even in Napa Valley, where we can't really complain about winter weather, soup sounds good. And with the garden making fewer demands, I have more time to cook. If bad weather has you housebound, braise some leeks, poach some pears. You'll make the whole house smell divine.
> Creamy Cauliflower and Fennel Soup
> Mixed Citrus Compote with Pomegranate Seeds
> Whole-Wheat Pasta with Savoy Cabbage and Fennel Seed
> Baked Leeks with Cream and Tarragon
> Stilton with Port-Glazed Pears
> Taleggio with Winter Greens and Hazelnuts