Autumn comes this week; cassoulet time again!

I’ve just put some white kidney beans on to soak. Betty and Donna are coming for dinner on Friday night. Cassoulet, although a one-pot meal when served, takes a while to put together, especially if you start with dry beans. As I’ve written about before, I’m not a fan of the taste of Navy beans, and I find white kidney beans are like the cannellini beans I found very tasty in Italy.

Hmm, there are some interesting ideas in this recipe that I may steal and adapt!

Initial thought: smoked turkey thigh instead of ham hock (less fat, still lots of flavour).

Some of my own grown tomatoes. Maybe add a little of my allotment garden kale to it an hour before serving? That will put some green in the dish.

More to follow later this week.

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Visual thinker, first got interested in digital imagery in the early days of Omni magazine, back when it used to review what had happened at SIGGraph. I worked in the 3D software field for 23 years. Lifelong enjoyment of gardening grew over time; I was a Master Gardener (briefly) and had a vegetable and herb allotment garden in Toronto to grow vegetables, as well as perennial gardens at home. Gardening and enjoying fresh produce also raised my interest in cooking with really good local food. As more restaurants in Toronto are offering local fare, I enjoy dining out and sampling the visions the different chefs have.

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