Tag Archives: autumn

Anglo Indian Mint Chutney with Serranos and Mango

mint chutney

Today amongst the falling fall leaves floating in the mountain breeze, I voted for the first time in the city of Big Bear Lake and I also made the most unbelievable mint chutney. I tried to do my civic duty with my mail in ballot but I filled out one of the state propositions very, …

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 …

Anglo Indian Pumpkin Chips with Garam Masala and Coconut Oil

July 1st; The RV was packed and we were ready to road trip to the eastern Sierras for a month of camping, hiking and fishing summer fun. I had planted our Fairytale Pumpkins a month earlier and the leaves were just tiny little green plants pushing out of the soil in our front yard as …

How to make that musty closet smell like a #PumpkinSpiceLatte

Ah autumn and all its fantastic woodsy smells. Maybe it’s freshly fallen golden leaves, pumpkin bread baking in the oven or just your favorite Bath and Body Works pumpkin spice candle. Or maybe that musky autumn odor you are smelling is not pleasant at all. Thank God for natural white vinegar to keep your closet …