This comforting, creamy winter stew will make your toes curl with delight as the flavors satiate every wanting you desire. More beautiful the second day as the roasted beets bleed ribbons into the pumpkin base. Developed last Valentines Day as I stood in my kitchen looking at all my late winter squashes and root vegetables yet to be eaten.
How would I move this bounty along? It was just me now. Two divorces and my children now grown. Reflective and tinged with melancholy this stew was born and at that moment in time it coddled my tender soul.
Something more festive, this stew would do well as the centerpiece on a holiday table. Just change up the name to Christmas Ribbon Stew with the same garnish. For me mine was served individually as the name implies to assuage the heart of a tender soul. My ingredients are all fresh, organic, and locally sourced as much as possible. —Kara Lee