I walked up State street to the market of a morning and stumbled upon this quaint and chippy old table.
An old friend was having a yard sale and I stopped to have a little chat.
I’ve been looking for a desk for some time now and this is the perfect fit.
I made a delicious vegan butternut squash soup over the weekend.
I roasted a butternut and an acorn squash with a sweet onion, 2 garlic cloves, a couple of sliced, peeled apples, olive oil, salt, and some fresh herbs from my garden.
-I happened to have an acorn squash otherwise you could use 2 butternut. I used rosemary and thyme. You could add pepper...I don’t like it. -
When it was all nice and soft I put it into the food processor and then into a soup pot with a big box (or can) of vegetable broth and a bit more salt.
Oh...and I added some ground ginger.
When my children were younger I hosted a neighborhood pumpkin carving party every year.
Everyone would bring a pumpkin and I would make a chili and a lentil soup with fresh bread from the bakery around the corner. I would also make my famous molasses cookies and my even more famous ginger snaps.
I have done the same a few times as an adult but this year I carved my pumpkin alone.
I have to admit that it was a bit of a let down but his goofy face cheered me up.
I bought a waffle maker a few weeks ago and we’ve had waffles for breakfast the past few weekends.
It’s been rainy and cold much of the week here.
At work when the children are restless because they can’t get outside
We stand at the low windows and watch the rain fall on the big birch tree.
We need the rain desperately.
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