Braised Kale Trio

2017-09-08T14:22:55-06:00 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (7 votes, average: 4.71 out of 5)
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Use a mixture of different kales, if you can get your hands on them. A local farmer, Bibianna Love, opened my eyes to the incredible variety of flavors and textures between them.

Chef Kurt’s Mom’s Wild Rice Dressing

2017-05-19T00:20:36-06:00 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
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The spirit of the harvest season, the richness of my mother's kitchen and an acknowledgment of my Heartland roots, all brought together in one enameled, cast iron casserole. ~Kurt Friese

Harvest Pasta

2018-08-15T13:30:44-06:00 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
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There are so many things I love about this pasta. For one, it’s packed with loads of my favorite vegetables. For another, its incredible flavor is the perfect illustration of just how delicious healthy can be. But it also, to me, captures the essence of the change of season: summer’s bounty exuding a homey scent as it roasts in the oven, a portent of the many braises to come. What can I say? This dish truly nourishes me body and soul.

Iowa City Chili

2017-05-19T00:20:38-06:00 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (4 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)
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There's a chill in the air here in the Heartland, the kind of windy, rainy days that drill into your bones and create a hankerin' for a rib-sticking bowl of chili. It's also a great way to use up the last of your tomatoes and peppers, or to begin to use your new "puttin' ups" (as Kurt's grandma used to call them).