Tag Archives: autumn

Keto Friendly Lamb Burger Salad with Tzatziki and Mint Chutney

Mid-October. Fall blasted into our mountain town this early a.m. with an arctic chill as I pulled the mostly dead and dying tomato plants out of our once splendid garden. I tried to save the last few tomatoes but they were greenish and half frozen, oozing juice and probably left out in the mountain cold for two …

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Mash

When I’m out hiking my favorite leaf covered trails those first few crisp and cool days of autumn I’m usually not fantasizing about cauliflower mash. I’m more than likely planning out what salad I will have for lunch when we get back home to Big Bear Lake. Okay, maybe as my feet pound out the …

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 …