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Who Said Mexican Food Can't Be Healthy?

Posted by Rachel Goodman

10/25/13 5:29 AM

This week's penultimate CSA included a hefty butternut squash--one of my all-time favorite fall foods. Although acorn squash will always have the number one place in my heart thanks to my dad's brown sugar and butter-roasted acorn squash recipe that made an appearance every fall while I was growing up, butternut takes a close second.

Even though I had some older produce lying around that I probably should have used up first, I love butternut squash and wanted to dig into it ASAP. It also didn't hurt that the day was also one of the coldest yet--even though the sun was shining you could still feel the cold edge of impending winter in the air all day long. That type of weather only means one thing: snowy days are coming, and with them, hearty dishes, stews, and roasts galore. 

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Topics: vegetarian, fall, gluten-free

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Posted by Rachel Goodman

10/19/13 7:00 AM

Getting married is awesome, but what’s even more awesome are wedding registries. Registries are like wish lists for all the fantastic, sometimes outlandish, but generally useful housewares it would otherwise probably take a lifetime to amass. For example: a clothes steamer? Great! Crab crackers? How else would one crack their crustaceans?! A doughnut cookie cutter? Clearly a modern home necessity.

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Topics: vegetarian, fall

Homemade Apple Butter:
What to do with all the apples you picked

Posted by Rachel Goodman

10/16/13 9:34 AM

homemade apple butter recipe

This weekend we went apple picking at Honey Pot Hill Orchards. This seems like a benign enough statement, but for anyone that's ever gone apple picking, you know the truth: at the end of the day, you will almost invariably end up walking out of the orchard with many more apples than you ever intended to pick. Or, maybe that's just me. But if the orchard cashiers give you a bag, the obvious next step is to fill the bag...right? Well, regardless of proper apple picking decorum, that's exactly what we did: 15 minutes after we hopped off the hay wagon and into the field, we'd filled our bag with approximately 20 pounds of apples. 

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Topics: vegan, vegetarian, fall, Organic Produce, apples

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