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Butternut Squash Apple Soup and Thanksgiving Balloons

It’s become an absolute Thanksgiving tradition that the night before the parade Jon and I head to the Natural History Museum to see the giant balloons tethered down under nets, ready and waiting to fly.

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Butternut Squash Apple Soup, Thanksgiving Balloons, Romanticism and Transience

It’s become an absolute Thanksgiving tradition that the night before the parade Jon and I head to the Natural History Museum to see the giant balloons tethered down under nets, ready and waiting to fly.

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The Wednesday Tipple – White Cranberry Cosmopolitans and Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Wonton Bites

One year, Jon and I abandoned traditions that we hardly even knew about yet, and spent Thanksgiving weekend in Las Vegas.

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Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus and the stresses of pumpkin carving

The key to successful pumpkin carving, it turns out, is having access to some kind of saw.

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Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Risotto (serves 2)

1 cup of arborio rice 3 cups of hot stock (approximately – I usually find it takes more) 1 cup of white wine or Vermouth 1 medium onion ½ cup of parmesan cheese (grated) ½ butternut squash 3 tbsp soft … Continue reading

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Roasted vegetables with cranberry wild rice

I make this Thanksgiving themed rice dish as often as I think Jon will put up with it, throughout Autumn and Winter. I think it might have been the first dish that I ever cooked for his parents, when they … Continue reading

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Sweet potato puree / Yam puree / Jerusalem artichoke puree / carrot and turnip puree / pumpkin and butternut squash puree (serves 8, generously)

Warning: Under no circumstances attempt to blend regular potatoes in a blender or processor. You will end up with a gummy wallpaper paste mess. It is bad enough that one of us had to do this. Use a masher, potato … Continue reading

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This dinner will get you laid (if you actually get to eat it) – Risotto and the weekend that never was.

It was my friend John’s birthday and the plan was that 10 of us would drive to Woodstock and hang out in a house on Friday night, Saturday, have breakfast on Sunday and get back to the city in time … Continue reading

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Make ahead pureed vegetables

But my family always has a pureed [insert obscure vegetable] and there isn’t one on this menu! Any dinner that involves tradition and family is bound to run up against roadblocks of the ‘but we always have this’ variety. Best … Continue reading

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Autumn Risotto with butternut squash and Madeira soaked golden sultanas

Ingredients (serves 2) 1 cup of rice 3 cups of hot stock (approximately) 1 cup of white wine 1 medium onion ½ cup of parmesan cheese (grated) ½ butternut squash 1tsp dried rosemary ¼ cup golden sultanas 1tbsp Madeira 2 … Continue reading

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