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Carrot & Fennel Sauté

3 or 4 Large, Carrot, Sliced Finger ish Thick

1 Medium Bulb, Fennel, Medium Course Chopped

2 or 3 Glugs, Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper to Taste

Dash of, Nutmeg

The Vegetable Strained from the Slow Cooker Lamb Shank with a Trio of Citrus


Heat the Oil in a large heavy skillet

Add the Carrot & Fennel, sauté for maybe 4 or 5 minutes

Add the Vegetable from the Slow Cooked Lamb Shank with a Trio of Citrus, this gives an interesting texture, of both crunchy and well cooked veg!

Season with Salt & Pepper & Nutmeg, Mix

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Chicken Fennel Soup v. 2.0

The last Friday of October, cold, gray and rainy with a wind like a knife, it was my day off.  So what’s a boy to do?  Soup!  I wanted to have something to warm the insides for a late lunch/early dinner which was timed for the lady who had to work all day.  I knew she would be hungry.  So I pulled out one of my classics with some tweaks, as I am known to do.

My chicken Fennels soup is based off of a soup I first had at a favorite little lunch spot in downtown Minneapolis called

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Ziti with Sausage and Fennel

(Ziti chi Sosizza e Finucchieddi)


This is my play off of a recipe I found on, theirs called for Parnod which is an anis flavored liquor (think absinth) which I did not what to get just for the recipe.  I add a dark beer to enrich the flavor a bit, and since I could not find “strong” beef stock at the store I added a bit more stock but cooked it down a little extra.  Oh and I added the fennel frowns too, In theory to add more fennel flavor and because I like how they look in the

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Chicken Fennel Soup

This is a simple slow cooking soup that only gets better with time and packs a punch of flavor.  I love to make this on cold rainy or snowy days where I get it going and let it slowly cook down for hours as I watch football or putz around the house.  Oh and if picky Shae loves this you know it is good, it is one of her all time favorites!

First off, what is fennel?  Fennel is a plant with a bulbous bottom with fine green frowns that look a lot like dill’s frowns but smaller.  It

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