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Upper West Side Halloween with Pumpkin Apple Soup

The Upper West Side is a great place to be on Halloween. The houses lining 69th street are decorated as individually themed haunted houses, ranging from the frightening – serial killers in the process of being electrocuted, dangling corpses from … Continue reading

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British Thanksgiving

What’s not to love about Thanksgiving? Americans eat mashed sweet potatoes covered in mini marshmallows, drizzled with maple syrup, then broilled / grilled to a molten goo. This is amazing.

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A Rotarian Halloween and Whole Roasted Pumpkins with Butternut Squash Risotto – This Dinner Will Get You Laid

One Halloween when my husband was a kid, he was picked by his school to be in one of those murder mysteries that were the absolute Newest Craze – the kind that you can still buy now in a box … Continue reading

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Thanksgiving Roast Chicken – and a triumphant lack of naked ballet!

Here are some of the things that a quick poll of my friends revealed they are thankful for this year: good health, family, having jobs, not having mice, iPads. Here’s what I am thankful for this year: I did not … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Spiced Pumpkin Apple Cake with Maple Frosting

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Great excitement; the paper turkeys can once more grace the window sill. That’s not a metaphor for something. I mean actual paper turkeys. And also paper pumpkins and garland. Gotta love a theme.

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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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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Pumpkin Lamb Stew – with optional eyeballs (full disclosure – the eyeballs will almost certainly not get you laid.)

If you’re planning on dressing up as any of the following: sexy kitten, sexy devil, sexy cowgirl, sexy bunny, French Maid, Dominatrix, you don’t need to be worrying about making lamb stew. Seriously. Cheese and crackers is plenty. This post … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – Pumpkin Beer (and cocktail) with Roasted Spiced Chickpeas

I’d never heard of Pumpkin beer until I came to New York and bought a selection of Autumnal bottles because I loved the Halloween themed labels. Yes, I am a marketer’s dream.

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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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