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Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese (gluten free!)

  Some time It helps to be a mountain girl. I know where the wild blackberries grow in the autumn, and the best time of day to pick them and avoid rattlesnakes and tourists ( which do I loathe more?) I know where the wild mint grows deep in the rushing waters of our chilly …

Butternut Squash Pizza with Sage Pesto and Goat Cheese

I missed the week we had fall. We were out-of-town vacationing down San Diego way for seven days the one week we had glorious rain storms in our small mountain town. I missed days of rumbling thunder, lightning and hail that sent my kitty cats running under couches in terror. I missed afternoons cuddling up …

Butternut Squash Seafood Stew with Coconut and Ginger

    Today is a winter soups day.     It is snowy, blustery and cold outside.     In my snug mountain cabin it is almost seventy degrees with the oven on for hours and a fire blazing away since seven a.m.     This week has been so crazy insane busy that today I have nothing planned …

Pineapple, Pomegranate, Greek Yogurt and Mint Coleslaw

Nothing says hot summer days like BBQ and coleslaw. Or maybe 108 degree heat and humidity and thunderstorms. 108 heat is exactly why I chose not to drive down into the smoggy, humid hot and muggy valley today even though I’m dying to drive 100 miles to the west to Artesia, our local authentic all …