The Merits of Dressing Up for No Reason and Making Your Food Look Like a Severed Body Part
Whelp. Halloween is here and, as usual, I’m torn between not caring very much and feeling badly for not caring very much because Halloween is the cool holiday now. No one hip likes Christmas anymore. Me? I’m a Thanksgiving girl. Because food. It’s not to say that I DON’T like Halloween. It’s just that the folks who do like it seem to REALLY, REALLY like it. Which I’m guessing is based on the costume thing, but I’m from Port Townsend, people. Our residents quite regularly wa
Cats, Cookies & Kohlrabi
Finally, some rain! It’s been kind of a little bit drizzly for under 12 hours and people are already complaining. Get it together, Portland. I, however, am cuddled next to my pseudo-fire (okay, it’s a glorified space heater that is trying really hard to look like a real fire), snuggling with my kitties and baking cranberry pumpkin bread. Not all at once. I took a trip to Missouri last weekend with my mama, sister and nephew to visit some of our family down thatwaway, so S
Bowls, Books & Buffy
Souptober is off to a rousing start. And by rousing, I mean liquid. A liquidy start. That’s good, right? Pictured above is an original creation focusing on roasted sweet italian red peppers, keilbasa and pureed black and pinto beans. Want another one? Fine. Need the recipe? Email me. Soups are a blast, but I'm going to be honest - a burger is already sounding really, really amazing. The fun part of this is that I can eat whatever the heck I want though, as long as I in
ALL the Soup.
This month, for a multitude of reasons mostly having to do with nesting, cooling weather and the reemergence of pumpkins, but also because I like salty things, I have decided to embark on a little month-long cooking adventure that I call – wait for it – SOUPTOBER. I’ll bet you can’t guess what it is. Basically, I really like to make soup. Especially in the autumn, when it’s almost a necessity to have your house smelling really, really good at all times. (Sidebar: These help