Tag Archives: fall
Chicken with thyme in a wine cream sauce
Thereâ€™s a an old joke that I think of whenever I pick thyme leaves off the little plant thatâ€™s survived windowsills, balconies and back to a window sill again, hardy as can be. â€œYou want to hear a joke about … Continue reading
Butternut Squash Apple Soup, Thanksgiving Balloons, Romanticism and Transience
Itâ€™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.
White Cranberry Cosmopolitans – because sometimes a stiff drink can really help
As Thanksgiving approaches itâ€™s good to have a cocktail on hand to combat any seasonal stresses. My in-laws are visiting from Scotland this year, and though ordinarily I would not find this stressful, the last parental visit we had coincided … Continue reading
Maple Bourbon Cider, and the things people say at parties that kill the room stone dead.
You know the set up – a party, lots of chat, lots of noise. And suddenly somebody says something that synchs up with an infinitesimal lull, and a sentence slices through the atmosphere like a hot knife through butter. â€œThen … Continue reading
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 â€“ the kind that you can still buy now in a box … Continue reading
Apple Crumble and Elves
It started because I bought Jon a set of espresso cups for his birthday, and wondered aloud what we could do with the saucers. Since poor co-ordination so early in the morning had been the downfall of the last cups, … Continue reading
Better than Bears – and a comforting, yet totally date-night appropriate Greek Chicken Stew
As Fall colors start to paint the country in shades of fire, two friends of our recently returned from a hiking holiday, which they described in glowing terms apart from one small setback:
Chocolate Cupcakes with Brown Butter Frosting – also, Hipsters – talents thereof.
There are many things that hipsters are really good at: wearing glasses in an ironic way, finding great deals on artisanal cheese or vintage Nike Air trainers, understanding the importance of micro brewing, restoring 80s video games, taking poetry slams … Continue reading
This Dinner Will Get You Laid â€“ Risotto with wild mushroom and oranges
Fall colors and romance.Â That was the plan.