Pumpkin Soup from Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard …



From last weeks post, you can see we took Char to her first pumpkin patch. It was so fun to get out of the city and let her play outside at Harvest Moon Orchards. We brought back only one pumpkin, and used it for dinner that night. In hindsight, we should have brought more, for future dishes. I was a big fan of pumpkin soup, as it’s probably the most similar to my #1 love, butternut squash. Happy Saturday Everyone!!! Continue reading “Pumpkin Soup from Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard …”


Sweet Toppings & Salty Sides…

pork-w-datesI’m pretty much obsessed with Figs & Dates…if they weren’t so expensive, I would buy a pound a week, but between that and my weekly intake of almonds, cashews, and berries, I have to cut my losses somewhere. Last night however, I decided to make fresh dates the focus (they were cheaper than the figs), while bringing back the usual seared pork chops (boneless this time), with a new twist on our usual roasted cauliflower. I tossed the cauliflower in a easy mustard mix beforehand, and I have to say, I don’t think I will ever look back; it’s mustard from here on out! This dish was great, because the entree was very sweet, but it was paired with a tangy salty vegetable, adding a nice zing! Overall, a fast dish to make, as Char was down by 7pm, and dinner was served by 7:20pm (we put the veggies in to roast around 6:40- and started the pork at 7-to help you plan). Continue reading “Sweet Toppings & Salty Sides…”

B-Squash is Back on the Shelves…


As if this cooler jacket weather isn’t already a reminder of the start of Fall, there are a few changes that take place in my super market that are a dead give away summer is over. One of the obvious, being the glorious over flow of beautiful butternut squashes taking over the produce department (insert lots of fist pumping here!!).  I had my first sighting yesterday, so OBVIOUSLY had to swoop one up immediately. Continue reading “B-Squash is Back on the Shelves…”

October Jackets & Braised Meat…


You must be thinking, how on earth do these two eat chili so many times in one week??  But honestly, it never gets old when the weather turns cooler. We crafted this braised short rib chili over the weekend, and it was SCRUMPTIOUS. Disgustingly, I actually had thirds, while my husband held onto some self control, allowing himself only seconds.We added sweet potatoes, corns, and beans, which gave the broth and overall dish a slight sweetness, which mixed great with the natural spiciness of the chili. Continue reading “October Jackets & Braised Meat…”

Green Chili Night Sweats….


And continuing with our fall soup traditions, we had one of our favorites this week: Spicy Green Turkey Chili. Nick tends to prefer this dish cooked with pork, but you know I try to healthy up every dish when I do the shopping, so ground turkey it was! You could also substitute chicken for this dish. One of my favorite parts of these meals is that, like a weirdo, I love to scarf down the leftovers cold. Not going to lie, this dish has a KICK, Continue reading “Green Chili Night Sweats….”