Money-in-the-bank potatoes

“Look at that moon. Potato weather for sure.” Thornton Wilder, "Our Town" Dinner time seems to be under attack. Warm potatoes. Peppery flakes. Mmmmm. It is amazing how many events we attend throughout the year that devour the hours of 6-8 p.m. A super-late dinner may work in some places in the world, but it… Continue reading Money-in-the-bank potatoes


Savory-swirl pumpkin soup

“Like all magnificent things, it's very simple.” Natalie Babbit, "Tuck Everlasting" Americans do odd things with pumpkins this time of year. Turquoise. Fine for soup bowls, not for soup. The orange speaks for itself, does it not? Normally, I am a rather mild mannered person. But, when I pass a porch displaying a pumpkin that… Continue reading Savory-swirl pumpkin soup

gardening, recipes

Liz’s autumn-garden pesto

“Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile." John Howard Bryant, American farmer/poet Flowers are setting seed. Herbs are setting seed. Fat spiders have made wooly nests for their eggs in every crevice. Somewhat tattered butterflies have already tucked their next generation under leaves. A no-fuss lunch -- basically garden to table. It's true. All through the garden,… Continue reading Liz’s autumn-garden pesto