How to Make Tomato Pasta Sauce Like an Italian Grandmother

Pasta sauce is not really my thing. Which may be slightly surprising as I used to be a runner, and runners love to carbo load, right? Not this ex trail runner. I liked my cheese and veggies and when it came to carbs, well, I could take those sugar and white flour filled babies or …

Cardamom Clove and Ginger Applesauce

This autumn fall came early to our neighborhood. What I mean by that is Labor Day weekend it may still have been eighty degrees in our neighborhood but we lost a quarter of our apple tree in one snap and we had a plethora of apples on our hands. Oh, poop. “Who wants to take some …

Winter Squash Carbanara with Pancetta

I’ve always made pasta carbonara with zucchini squash. Until this fall. This is the autumn of the winter squash. As in the autumn that our pumpkin patch is chock full, almost overflowing with winter squash and pumpkins of every size and shape and fairy tale variety. This would be the autumn where my Pinterest is …

Pumpkin Chai Apple Smoothie

First of all, this is not a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino. Looking for enough sugar to send your body into a diabetic coma? Please look elsewhere. It was Labor Day weekend 2018 and we were trying to have a yard sale. We were also starting our Labor Day Party early by day drinking on the …

Mountain Rapunzel’s Guide to a Fairytale Pumpkin Patch

Once upon a time in a forest far, far away from the nearest Whole Foods, a hyper chipmunk decided to grow her own crop of magical Fairytale Pumpkins. In the autumn of 2017, as the red and yellow oak leaves were being blown to the floor of her forest home at over six thousand feet …