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Pumpkin Spice Pastries

In Pies and Pastry, Vegetables on November 27, 2009 at 5:32 pm

The air is brisk. Pumpkins start to arrive on grocery shelves and in market stalls. I pull tweed and sweaters from storage, at last. Everything is to love about fall. It’s dismal and rainy, yes – and the hours of sunshine through chilled air are few at best. But maybe it’s the student in me that sees autumn as a fresh slate, purging summer heat to make way for snow and new memories … [read more]

From anthimeria


Filipino Pork BBQ (Barbikyu)

In Meat on November 26, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Crunchy on the outside. Caramelized. Sweet, sour, and salty at the same time. That’s Filipino Barbikyu.

Heaven on a stick.

So you say, “Where are the skewers?”

Well, they’re here … [read more]

From Big, Bold Beautiful Food

Hot and Cold Pasta Salad

In Pasta, Salads on November 23, 2009 at 7:04 pm

I love the American system of determining one’s age. You are allowed to stick to your previous age until you hit your birthday, and you don’t turn one until you live outside of your mother’s womb for a whole year.

Now, compare it to Korean age reckoning … [read more]

From Burp and Slurp

Coconut Flour Persimmon Muffins topped with Homemade Persimmon Cream Cheese

In Cupcakes and Muffins, Fruits on November 22, 2009 at 11:47 am

Persimmons.  They have to be my favorite fall fruit! When left to ripen persimmons are exceptionally sweet.  They are full of beta-carotene, vitamin c and potassium.  However, you need to know that there are two types of persimmons … [read more]

From A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa


In Biscuits and Cookies on November 19, 2009 at 8:12 pm

In the afternoon, one of my baby’s pleasures is a boudoir, which is a light, melt-in-your-mouth eggwhite-leavened sugar-dusted biscuit. This is after he’s had his petit suisse, a soft white cheese a little bit like Philly. Before you stamp your foot in indignation that I give my baby something dusted with sugar after all the agony of deciding how to feed him, I will let you know his pediatrician put it in his recommended diet! … [read more]

From Lucy’s Kitchen Notebook

Viennese Cake

In Cakes on November 18, 2009 at 6:51 pm

I love beauty.

To me, beauty isn’t commercial – the high price-tag definition of beauty thrust upon us by Madison Avenue. It’s not the latest fad or trend dictated to us by family, friends or the culture. To me, beauty is found in those places and things that exalt our senses and make each of us feel better about being in our world and living in our own skin … [read more]

From Fresh New England

Grandma Colonnese’s Traditional Spaghetti Gravy

In Pasta, Sauces and Dips on November 17, 2009 at 1:09 pm

When my mother passed away, two days before their anniversary, she and my dad had been married almost 15 years.

While I doubt he ever got over the shock, my dad stepped into the role of single parent and, all things considered, he did a pretty good job. As we moved through those first weeks, one thing that became apparent was that he didn’t really know how to feed two growing daughters … [read more]

From The Perfect Pantry (guest post by Sarah Hutt)

Luffa Squash Stir-fry with Wood Ear Mushrooms and Carrots

In Vegetables on November 16, 2009 at 10:27 pm

The awesome diversity of ingredients used in day-to-day cooking around the world has always fascinated me. For example, there’re at least a dozen varieties of leafy green vegetables common to Chinese cooking that aren’t found in American cuisine. And I know from my best friend who’s Gujarati that the same applies to Indian food but with a totally different set of yummy greens … [read more]

From 6 Bittersweets

Harvest Apple Pie

In Fruits, Pies and Pastry on November 13, 2009 at 2:16 pm


“In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.”
~ Isaac Asimov

Is there anything more quintessentially autumn in New England than pulling the first layer of wool over your head on a bright, brisk day; stomping through the crunchy, golden leaves on a well-worn path in the woods; smelling the faint but memorable scent of chimney smoke from an old colonial farm house, and sitting down to a mug of hot apple cider and a slice of cinnamon apple pie? … [read more]

From Fresh New England

The Green Light Cocktail

In Beverages on November 11, 2009 at 11:19 am


These sorts of capers happen in cities like Baltimore. Charm City, home of The Ravens, The Orioles, John Waters, and the late Edgar Allan Poe. It’s where the “beehive” and “Natty Boh” beer linger on in perpetuity. It is a quirky city full of quirky people. My kind of people … [read more]

From The Taste of Oregon