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Posts Tagged ‘seasonal’

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Garam Masala Bread

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2013 at 10:25 am

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You may have noticed by now that I have a bit of a love affair with quick breads. I think one of the first things I made as a kid was this lovely banana chocolate chip bread, so maybe that’s where my love comes from? I have no idea. What I do know is that I love it. I’m not sure I’ve come across a quick bread that I don’t love. When it comes to fall, I love nothing more than a little slice of pumpkin bread; if it has chocolate in it, so much the better.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Vegetarian Stuffing

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2013 at 8:08 pm

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It’s been a little while, hey? So many things have happened in the past months! I brought home my beautiful, fantastic, slightly silly Sirius. He’s now a whopping 45 pounds, and a wonderful eight months old. He’s an amazing source of joy, learning, and amusement in my life. I moved; I left Colorado again, this time for the desert landscape of Phoenix, Arizona. I’ve learned that after living in 116 degree weather, 90 feels pleasant, and 80 at night is the time that you start to need a jacket after a while. I’ve learned how to know when a dust storm is coming, and that I should always have extra water on hand, because water gets pumped up hill here. I am filled with joy to come home to a bounding, brown blur of dog at the end of the day. I am often trepidatious about my future. I am uncertain much of the time, but I am learning.

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Sweet Potato Gratin

In Uncategorized on April 21, 2013 at 3:50 pm

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Do you ever have baking experiments that aren’t really meant to be experimental, and somehow end up (a disaster) an experiment anyway? I think I used the word “experiment” too many times in that sentence for it to make sense, but honestly; I set out to make something tasty sometimes, from a reliable recipe that makes sense, and suddenly I have cupcake batter everywhere. I suppose all this is to say that, even after making cupcakes twenty, fifty, a hundred times, we’re all still messing around with things that aren’t always in our control (more on this later – ie, after I’ve cleaned up all of the batter and figured out what the heck went so wrong. Again). Read the rest of this entry »

Butternut Squash Cookies

In Uncategorized on February 23, 2013 at 6:41 pm

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am having a very serious love affair with butternut squash. This is somewhat funny to me, because up until my junior year of college, I didn’t even know that I liked winter squash. Zucchini? Sure. The yellow equivalent of zucchini? Absolutely. Especially in pastas, stir fries, quick breads; you name it, summer squash was more or less my thing. Winter squash? I turned my nose up at it. I don’t know if it was because it was a roasted vegetable, and up until then, my picky palate had despised the thought of roasted vegetables, or if I couldn’t quite get beyond the apparently mushy texture, but it was way not my thing.

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