Tag: local food


Open-Faced Turkey Sandwiches

This was a quick, easy dinner pulled together with some of the leftovers from the mid-winter turkey feast. I chopped up some light and dark turkey and simmered it in the pan sauce to warm it all through. I served it over some toasted bakery bread, with a bit of the coleslaw on top to ...


Mid-Winter Turkey Feast

It’s tradition around here that my mother-in-law cooks Thanksgiving dinner. She loves to do it, and she’s very good at it. It’s always bountiful and delicious. She also sends us home with some leftovers, which we love. But there is nothing like the heady aroma of a turkey roasting in the oven to make the ...


Boil, Bubble, Not Much Toil and Trouble, Equals Pumpkin Beer!

My goodness, that month flew by. Between the holidays and the crazy weather patterns, I have not had a chance to blog. The Husband had some vacation time, and made good use of it, brewing a really great seasonal pumpkin beer. The whole process took six weeks from stovetop to glass.


Lentil Vegetable Soup and Pumpkin Cornbread

I haven’t forgotten that I promised a soup and cornbread post. Really, I haven’t. It’s the holiday season, you know. There are things to do, people to see, cookies to bake. You’re lucky I’m here right now. Heck, maybe I’m the only one here right now.


Roasting Pumpkins-Step by Step

1. Cut off the stem end of the pumpkin. 2. Cut pumpkin in half, then in quarters. 3. Scoop out pulp and seeds; save in a bowl. (Sort out the seeds and roast them later!) 4. Cut quarters in half. 5. Coat the bottom of a roasting pan with vegetable oil, and add your pumpkin ...


Pumpkin Spice Muffins

This recipe is derived from a Banana Spice Muffin recipe I’ve had for years, from Cooking Light Magazine. It originally used all-purpose flour, but I wanted to substitute whole grain flours. I developed this three-flour blend over several batches, to take advantage of the purported benefits of oats and buckwheat in controlling cholesterol and blood ...



They’re ubiquitous during autumn; they’re almost a harbinger of autumn, as they start to appear in advertising, and seasonal displays in stores, long before you’d think of buying one, to carve for Halloween, or to roast for a pie for Thanksgiving. (I cannot be the only one that does this-it’s really easy, and so delicious.)