Leek and Potato SoupBy Ann Ogden GaffneyLeeks are full of grit. It’s easiest to clean them undercold running water after cutting or shredding them. Potato GaletteBy Ann Ogden GaffneyIt’s important to cook the potatoes slowly. Covering the pan over lowish heat acts a little like an oven. The potatoes cook through in their own steam without burning, releasing their starches to help the slices stick together. Meanwhile the edges of each slice gradually caramelize where they hit the hot bottom of the pan.Salvadorian Butter CakeBy Ann Ogden GaffneyHeat the oven to 370F/190C. Grease and flour a 8″ springform baking dish. Set aside.Minestrone della NonnaBy Ann Ogden GaffneyWhen the vegetables are soft, mix in the cabbage. Cover and sweat for another 5 minutes or until the cabbage begins to soften and wilt.Roasted PlumsBy Ann Ogden GaffneyTake the buttered gratin dish. Arrange the halved plums cut sides up in a single layerSummer Vegetable RagoutBy Ann Ogden GaffneyDrizzle 2 teaspoons of the olive oil over the parchment. Add the cherry tomatoes. Shake them around on the sheet until they are coated in oil. Add the shishitos and do the same thing. Roast in the oven on a medium/high shelf until softened and slightly caramelized, about 15 minutes. Set aside.Cream of Cauliflower SoupBy Ann Ogden GaffneyLiquidize the soup in batches in a high-speed blender. Wipe out the pan. Return the blended soup to the pan to reheat.Twice-Baked QuinceBy Ann Ogden GaffneyFall is the season for quinces, and this recipe for Twice-baked quince is one of the easiest ways I know of to cook these deliciously aromatic fruits.Quick English SconesBy Ann Ogden GaffneyBake on a middle to high shelf for 12-15 minutes or until well risen and the tops golden-brown. Remove from the oven. Eat immediately.Apple Walnut CakeBy Ann Ogden GaffneyTo make the cake gluten-free, sub 1 for 1 GF flour for AP flour.Sauteed Rainbow ChardBy Ann Ogden GaffneyMeanwhile, prep the chard. Pull the tender leaves away from the stems and set them aside in a salad spinner. Thinly slice the stems. Set aside.French Onion TartBy Ann Ogden GaffneyLet the onions gradually and gently cook down, stirring occasionally, about 25-30 minutesCorn and Pine Nut Stir FryBy Ann Ogden GaffneyIf you don’t want to shuck fresh corn, you can make this with frozen, just remember 1 ear of fresh corn= 1 cup frozen kernels.Tomato Upside-Down CakeBy Ann Ogden GaffneyWhen you put the tofu mixture into the bowl, blend the first ¼ cup of water you plan to use for the batter in the dirty blender. It will not only get any remaining batter off, it will clean your blender blades as well!Pan Glazed TofuBy Ann Ogden GaffneyPan glazed tofu is my new fave. It gives plain tofu a richness of flavor I hardly thought possible. Sourdough CrepesBy Ann Ogden GaffneySourdough crepes are an easy dare I say perfect way to use up leftover starter from the baking process. You can eat them straight away or make a batch for the freezer.