Tag Archives: friends and family

How to have a Sustainable Thanksgiving Holiday

In our family, when it comes to the end of November and those last few crisp and cool days of autumn before winter embraces our ski town, we like to give thanks for the blessings of our harvest, like our massive crop of Honeycrisp Apples, mint and fields of green onions. (But maybe not for …

Homemade Peppermint Extract

Nothing says happy holidays loved ones and let’s get drunk like homemade peppermint extract! Or you could use it for baking. Like if you wanted to make delicious peppermint Candy Cane Cookies for friends and family. Which is what I will be doing, instead of drinking peppermint vodka cocktails while baking on a Thursday afternoon. …

Don’t go to Mexico!

Everyone warned us “Don’t go to Mexico!” Friends and family could barely contain their hysteria. “The gangs! The drugs!” They screamed, clutching their chests in paranoia! “The beaches! The margaritas!” I answered them as I packed my bags. It had been seven years since I had crossed the border at San Ysidro. The running joke, …

Acorn Squash Curry Fries with Tahini Dipping Sauce

Rainy days were meant for blogging in front of a roaring fire. This been a pretty phenomenal¬†rainy day. All day long ¬†as I sit in my cabin in front of a roaring fire enjoying this amazing fall weather, friends and family have been texting to tell me they saw my column in the local newspaper. …