My small college didn’t have a very exciting meal plan (sorry, Moore), but they did make a roasted butternut squash soup that changed my life. I’ve never been a huge fan of pumpkin pie (unless it has butter pecans and chocolate toffee bits added to it), so this butternut squash soup was my first encounter with winter squash that made me fall in love with the vegetable. This led to an unhealthy obsession with the triple squash soup at Whole Foods. (That + a mini baguette + an apple + a hunk of good cheddar was my favorite dinner for when I just couldn’t handle eating in the dining hall.) [Read more…]
Oh hey, October! You’ve been fun. I had my first pumpkin spice latte, ate a lot of other things made with pumpkin, and then started making my own pumpkin spice cappuccinos, thanks to the homemade pumpkin spice latte syrup from Two Red Bowls and my FREE cappuccino maker that I won through Renee’s giveaway! (How many times can I type “pumpkin spice?”) I also met Joy the Baker, but more on that in a future post. If you’re interested in learning more about what I do for my day job, my hometown paper (and former workplace) ran a feature on me in their “Just Folks” column on Monday, which you can read here. Also, if you’re in the Lebanon area and would like to see my blog illustrations as real-life prints on paper, Robert and I are having our first ever joint art show at the Lebanon Valley Arts Council building (behind HACC in Lebanon). The reception will be part of the First Friday events on November 7th from about 5-9. In other news, here’s what else I’ve been up to this month: [Read more…]
I pin a lot of recipes. I get irrationally sad and frustrated sometimes because I know I could never make all of them. These “Wish List” posts are a way for me to highlight some of the amazing recipes I would like to make, with each one focusing on a specific ingredient or type of food, etc. If you make something from here, please let me know! I will live vicariously through you.
Some of you may be sick of pumpkin, but Thanksgiving isn’t even over yet, so please excuse me for this.
I used to steer clear of pumpkin things, because all I ever really had it in was pumpkin pie. Well the thing is – I don’t really like pumpkin pie. Surprising, right? I know, I’m weird. Once I started getting really interested in cooking and following food blogs, my eyes were opened. Food bloggers are crazy! They’ll throw pumpkin in anything. I’m convinced that food bloggers look at the year in food seasons instead of traditional seasons. It’s not fall or autumn, people – it’s PUMPKIN SEASON. But I’m totally okay with that. I feel like the food blog world really outdid themselves this year with pumpkin, so I went a little crazy with my pinning as well.