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Healing Pumpkin Curry Soup

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November 18, 2018

  One item that should be on your annual Autumn bucket list … cook something with pumpkin! Most of us think of pumpkin as something sweet – pumpkin pie or pumpkin spice latte – or Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Rolls.  But pumpkin is actually a winter squash, and can be taken in a savory direction… Read More ›

Ghost Story: Tiger’s Last Tale

I’ve been sharing Tiger’s Tale with you over the past month. I wish there was some huge, dramatic way to end his story. Unfortunately, there isn’t. The “visitations” started a week or two after Tiger’s death, and lasted maybe 4-6 weeks. These were not everyday occurrences, and they certainly were not predictable. They happened just… Read More ›

Ghost Story, Part IV – A Little Night Music

So Prince Harry Pumpkin and Baby Maggie Firsee are careful cats. They don’t push or break things. They delicately walk around objects. Occasionally, Baby Maggie Firsee is clumsy – but if she has an accident, it’s clearly an accident, and she’s embarrassed by it. While Prince Harry Pumpkin – despite his size – is like a… Read More ›

Ghost Story – Part III – Brotherly Love

Our whole little home universe revolved around Tiger. Not that he was ever an alpha cat  – I think Prince Harry is actually the Alpha. But Tiger was just so freakishly loving and sweet, everyone (furry or non furry) let him do or have whatever he desired. Including the sweet spot in bed beside me… Read More ›

Palak Shorba (Indian Cream of Spinach Soup)

“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves … We have had our Summer Evenings, now for October Eves!” – Humbert Wolf On my Autumn bucket list: Make soup! There is nothing more comforting as a bowl of hot soup on a chilly day. Ok, maybe a bowl of hot soup… Read More ›

Ghost Story, Part 2 – Things That Go BUMP The Night

Back when Tiger was younger, he loved to jump on top of tall things – like the refrigerator and bookshelves. And then knock as much stuff as he could down and watch it fall. Books. Vases. (Yeah, in retrospect he could be a little sh*t as a kitten.) Tiger especially enjoyed jumping on top of… Read More ›

Halloween Smoothies

“What do you give a ghost for breakfast? A BOOBERRY Smoothie, of course!” – Great Aunt Martha My Aunt Martha was always the pun-ny one in the family! She was also a very imaginative cook – especially when it came to making food for children. She understood the value of “playing with your food” and… Read More ›

Five Easy Baked Sweet Potato Variations (That Require Zero Cooking Skills)

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me; fluttering from the Autumn tree.” – Emily Bronte Ok, so yesterday I showed everyone how easy it is to cook luscious, inexpensive, healthy sweet potatoes in my post Perfect Baked Sweet Potatoes. And today, I’m going to give you five easy ways to modify a basic sweet potato. The… Read More ›

Perfect Baked Sweet Potatoes

“You say witch like it’s a bad thing.” – Unknown So far this Autumn, I’ve spent a lot of time writing about pumpkins and pumpkin spice. However, there are other Autumn favorites that are on my Autumn bucket list as well – such as sweet potatoes! I was a late convert to sweet potatoes, because… Read More ›

Gordgeous Pumpkin Ale

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald Autumn Bucket List Item: Try A Seasonal Beer. Charlotte has long been known for three things – banks, BBQ, and beer. Now, Charlotte is becoming known for slightly different things – banks, BBQ and vegan BBQ, and craft beer. In… Read More ›

Ghost Story Part 1 – Tiger’s Tale

Previously, in Ghost Story – Prologue –  I mentioned that I have seen my share of death – even inside this house I currently live in. The commonality, though, is that everyone – human, furred, or feathered – were all either really old or really sick. Death was sad, but not a surprise. There’s only… Read More ›

Ghost Story … Prologue …

  “During the day, I don’t believe in ghosts. At night, I’m a little more open-minded.” Do you believe in ghosts? Not too long ago, I would have answered, “Well, I do believe there are more things in Heaven and Earth that are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio.” Skeptical, yet open-minded, that was me…. Read More ›

Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars: Pumpkin Spice

“Tis the Pumpkin Spice Season …” Another review to help you get your pumpkin spice groove on! Usually, I have a green smoothie for breakfast, and snack on fruit during the day. But I admit for years I kept a box of granola bars or cereal bars stashed at my desk at work. If I… Read More ›

Califia Farms Pumpkin Spice No Sugar Added Better Half Vegan Creamer

“And all at once Summer collapsed into Fall.” – Oscar Wilde Happy October, everyone! One thing at the top of everyone’s Autumn Bucket List is to enjoy some of that Pumpkin Spice! Last year I reviewed Califia Pumpkin Spice Latte Cold Brew Coffee with Almond Milk and Silk Pumpkin Spice Almond Creamer. Both are excellent… Read More ›

Scary Polenta Bites

I have not been Mo Fo’ing as much as I would like, but I couldn’t resist today’s prompt – What is your favorite holiday – and what is your favorite recipe to make? I’ve always loved Halloween – and here is one of my favorite Halloween recipes. If you grew up in the 70’s or… Read More ›

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