Butternut Squash Lasagne

In this interim between Christmas and the New Year, it is good to have a meal that is lighter and vegetarian based, after days of heavier meals. With this in mind, I roasted a small butternut squash, and adjusted my recipe for lasagne to make a smaller version for two. This is enough for a …

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Baking Day and a Sample Sale

It was a rainy day on Friday, and I decided to fill the house with the aroma of baking and cinnamon. Once I got started baking, it turned into a whole day with Christmas movies on the TV. I like to keep home baked treats in the freezer for My Sweet Babboo. He likes a …

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Cheesy Baked Acorn Squash

Don't you love fall squash? Acorn and butternut squash are perfect side dishes for autumn and winter to me. This recipe could easily be a meatless main course, too. These are such versatile vegetables, and can go sweet or savory. My Sweet Babboo is sweet enough, so he prefers savory versions. He saves the sweet …

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Experiments, Some Good and an Epic Fail

OK, so I am trying to learn how to use this new bloody editor on WordPress, and it is giving me no end of headaches. They keep saying it is 'easier'. NOT!!! What used to be a simple copy and paste to put a picture into a post is now a series of clicks, then …

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Autumn Jubilee Wrap Up

What a month!  We did a lot of sewing and projects, ate some great food, planted bulbs, watched the wildlife, crafted, stamped and had a great time for Autumn Jubilee!  Please leave a comment today to thank all our sponsors for this event.  Most of the drawings have been held and winners notified.  Today is …

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Autumn Jubilee Cookish

We are cooking today for #AutumnJubilee2020 with a wonderful Oriental inspired recipe that goes together easily and fast.  The whole idea behind Cookish, the new cookbook from Milk Street, is simple ingredients that are just thrown together. From the publisher - "These recipes, most with six or fewer ingredients (other than oil, salt, and pepper), …

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Visiting the Apple Orchards

This is a transitional time in the year for me, still too hot to be considered autumn, but September doesn't feel like summer either.  This weekend should be the annual Apple Festival, but the downtown street festival is canceled this year.  Instead, the apple orchards are doing individual sales of their apples this weekend, allowing …

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An Abundance of Tomatoes with Recipe Ideas

This has been the best year I have ever had for tomatoes, thanks to my friend Bonnie H who advised me on what I was doing wrong.  Mostly it had to do with sunlight, and getting more of it to the plants.  Anyway, this year has seen a bounty of tomatoes, so much so we …

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