All posts tagged: fall

weekend recap and bread (!!)

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from the oven

It has been ages since I made a loaf of yeasted bread from scratch. The stars aligned just so yesterday (Sunday), so I meandered my way through a new (for me) process that involved an extra resting point for the batter before kneading. I am incredibly pleased with the texture and structure, so I think I may stick to it. Had forgotten how satisfying a process bread-baking can be. Gonna take advantage of the upcoming […]

homemade pumpkin puree

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homemade pumpkin puree |

I have a confession: I have never baked with canned pumpkin puree. I didn’t grow up eating pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread or pumpkin anything. Our holiday gatherings tended to have flan or Lulu’s choco-flan or dulce de camote. The closest I came to pumpkin in October were those little pumpkin-shaped candies that my mother would throw out of our Halloween baskets (source: dangerous halloween candy urban legend of the mid-80s). I baked my first […]

CSA stash – 10/10/15

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   The fall season marks the beginning of an 8-9 month watermelon mourning season. Perhaps more importantly though, it means the start of greens-washing season. Wash, spin, wash again, spin, and then lay out on a rag for its final drying stage before it gets portioned and sent to the fridge.  Today’s CSA stash means my greens-washing skills are being put to the test:  broccoli kale dandelion greens collards  bok choi sweet potatoes beets radishes […]

feeding sick bodies

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feeding sick souls |

It is official. Everyone in the house is in varying stages of sick. He went down over the weekend with flu-like symptoms and, if his appetite is any indication, seems to be on the mend. She was running a fever yesterday and can’t seem to taste anything. And I… well no flu-like symptoms, but my body and respiratory system are acutely aware of the re-emergence of cedar in the Austin air. Oosh. Meal plan is […]

vegetarian meal plan – november 17, 2013

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vegetarian meal plan - november 17, 2013|

It’s one of those weeks again. You know… the ones where a full map is required to get from point A to point B to point ZZ. Monday (full day o’work & meetings, martial arts) Breakfast – Steel Cut Oats with Peanut Butter, Honey & Cinnamon Lunch for her – Rice & Broccoli Rolls | Carrots | Half Grapefruit | Kettle Corn Lunch for us – Leftovers Dinner – Field Roast Sandwiches | Spinach Salads […]

vegetarian meal plan – november 4, 2013

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vegetarian meal plan - november 4, 2013 |

Yesterday’s list is a lot of what goes on in the weekly handwritten notes that I keep in my journal/list/everything book. That list gets transformed into a slightly more sane plan for the week on my computer where I can move things around. If I am in a good kitchen groove and fitting my kitchen time in without much struggle, I put them into buckets – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks. If I am not feeling […]