Monthly Archives: October 2011

Powering Down :: Kofta Curry with Yogurt + Mint

  There’s something to be said about hibernation.  It’s a smart, intuitive act that allows for rejuvenation and sustainability.  So, why don’t human beings follow this intelligent law of nature?  To allow fall and winter to act as a time to slow down, temporarily let go of our incessant need to strive and to plant […]


Rekindling Friendships :: Thyme-Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup

  My friend Kasey over at Turntable Kitchen recently reminded me of something:  the importance of availability when it comes to friendships.  She succinctly sums this up in her latest post and it really made me think about my own availability, or sometimes lack thereof, for my friends. In the past couple years I’ve experienced a couple […]


Spiced Pumpkin Clafoutis + Orange-Vanilla Bean Compote

  As a girl who’d normally choose a cheese plate over a decadent dessert, I sure have been on a sugar tear lately.  Good thing for me, my body has an automatic shut-off mechanism when it comes to sweets.  A couple bites are all I can handle before the dreaded sugar headache creeps in. That […]


Rustic Fall Cooking :: Black Cardamom

  You’ve probably seen green cardamom and, chances are, you’ve become mildly obsessed with it both in sweet and savory preparations.  Like green cardamom, these black pods also cool the body when hot and warm the body when cold, but they have a completely different flavor profile.  Often found in garam masala and tandoori spice […]

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