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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Fall Favorites

We’re in that weird between-seasons part of year; the calendar says it’s still summer until the equinox on the 23rd and it may still be hot as blazes where you are, but school’s in session, Labor Day weekend has come and gone, and the sun is setting earlier and earlier each night. 

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Dark Evening Entertainment

Autumn has arrived! Scrumptiously cooler days are here, and with them come darker evenings. And what do darker evenings mean? They mean it’s time for the season of indoor entertainment.

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Ladyguides

Ladyguide: Dried Orange Slices

It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn! I swear I wasn’t going to say the “C” word. I promise. Now that autumn is here and there are less than three months until The Festivity That Shall Not Be Named, I am already wanting to bring some loveliness into our home. Mr. Juniper could be […]

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Food

Medieval Gingerbread, Perfect for a Modern Autumn

Medieval gingerbread is one of my specialties. It’s very easy to make and produces a lot of end product to share with family and friends. It’s a sweet or confection, not a cookie/cake like modern gingerbread. And sticky. You can also shape it, so it can be an especially pretty dessert. Pictures and recipe after the […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Your Favorite Part of Fall

Ok, so it’s not officially fall for another week or so, but the trees in my backyard are already changing colors and it’s getting down into the 40s at night here, so close enough.

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Veg*

Favorite Fall Foods

The reason I want to write broadly about fall foods, apart from the little thrill an alliterative title gives me, is because today was the first really chilly day of the year and I hated it and I need a reason to enjoy this ridiculously cold season. So here’s an ode to fall foods, the […]

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Veg*

Recipe Review: Curried Coconut Lentil Soup

This week I am trying something new. Instead of posting one of “my own” recipes (in quotation marks because I know I did not come up with them out of the blue, I’ve just been making them for so long that they are probably nothing like the original source material that I’ve forgotten by now […]

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Open Thread

This Weekend Thread is Ready For Fall

Fall starts this weekend and I’m ready. I’m ready for football, fall festivals, Halloween fun and blue jeans. I’m ready for chili in the crock pot, cornbread, pumpkin pie and caramel apples.

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Veg*

Spinach and (Veggie) Sausage Penne

Maybe it’s the Halloween displays at Target, or maybe it’s the reemergence of “pumpkin” as a ubiquitous and shockingly orange flavor, or maybe it’s that I’m recovering from my first cold/flu of the season, but lately I’ve just been feeling hearty. It might be 90 degrees outside right now, but I am ready to get […]

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Food

‘Tis the Season for Pumpkin Beer

Fall is here, and along with it comes the arrival of pumpkin beer–one of my favorite things about my favorite season. I’m not much of a drinker, but there’s something so iconically autumnal about pumpkin beer that I find it hard to resist. What can I say? I’m a sucker for all things autumn.

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Science

The Science of Fall Foliage

Autumn has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, and you know what that means – the temperatures are dropping, every conceivable food and drink now comes in pumpkin flavor, and the trees are all decked out in fancy colors. But why do they do that?

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Food

The Pumpkin Lottery

The other day, as I was sitting in a seminar, I realized that there was something new in the air. I took a whiff. Was it hope? No, it was definitely not as good as hope. Was it Fall? No, it definitely wasn’t as utterly soul-crushingly miserable as the season that heralds with pathetically flashy […]

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Have Some Autumn Latkes With a Side of Applesauce

Have you been apple picking this season yet? I haven’t, but tentative plans to go have inspired me to make applesauce. And if you’re going to have applesauce, you’d better make some latkes to go with it. I recently tried out an Autumn Latke recipe with beets, sweet potatoes and carrots that you should probably […]

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Lunchtime Poll

LTP: 9/27

Autumn was officially here just a few short(er) days ago, and I have to admit, if I have a favorite season, it’s this one. The bees begin to wane, the nights get longer, and the food – oh, the glorious food! – it gets heartier and more, well, autumnal. Which leads me to today’s Lunchtime Poll: