One of the things I miss most about living in Kuwait is the flea markets.
There was one market in particular that stole my heart… [Read more…]
I’ve taken to calling our kitten (Elsa) butternut-butt. What can I say? It’s catchy and she’s a butternut fiend.
I’m sure this happens to you too. Every once in a while I think of an idea that is so simple, so right in front of my eyes, it astounds me that I didn’t think of it sooner. Like my Stuffed Mushroom Casserole, which I could talk about for an hour nonstop. But I’ll stay
A couple weeks ago I was at a farmers’ market and I couldn’t help but stock up on winter squash. (Don’t blame me though…who could turn down a beautiful sugar pumpkin for $1?!) I also got a gorgeous, nearly four-pound butternut squash for under $2. And maybe the best part (even though it isn’t squash),
When I was a kid, every Thanksgiving I tried to hide from my mom the fact that my plate was bereft of squash. (Not veggies, mind you, just squash…the nemesis to my 10-year-old self.) My mom didn’t miss a beat though. Before I knew what had happened, she’d have spooned a “no thank you” helping
I can’t imagine Thanksgiving dinner without some kind of squash dish. Pureed is usually my mom’s favorite way to go (she’s very much a traditionalist when it comes to holiday meals, and that’s how her mom always prepared it), but roasted is my preference since I love how roasting brings out the vegetable’s natural sweetness.