Monthly Archives: November 2015

Pumpkin panna cotta

Think pumpkin pie, but creamier, and without the faff of pastry, and you’re thinking panna cotta. The perfect Thanksgiving-y treat, but one that seems generally Fall, not specifically just for Thanksgiving, which is always pumpkin pie’s limitation.

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The Best Mushroom Ragu

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness well underway, and vegetarians set to come to dinner on Friday, Jon and I were faced with the inevitable Sophie’s Choice: Squash or Mushrooms? As far as I’m concerned, squash. Every time, squash. Cannot … Continue reading

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Blaze and pumpkin minestrone soup

Last week, we took my visiting parents to Blaze, a pumpkin festival in a somewhat mythical place that city-dwellers refer to as “upstate”, which turns out to be about an hour out of the city near Sleepy Hollow. It is … Continue reading

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The easiest caramel you’ll ever make

So you get a tin of unsweetened condensed milk, and you submerge it in a pan of boiling water, and you leave it for three hours. That’s literally it.

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