Category Archives: Seasonal: Fall

Homemade Pumpkin Pie with Real Pumpkin

Lately, I’ve been reviewing our winter and summer squash at my job, SmartGardener.com,  After looking at 20 varieties of winter squash, I learned that store-bought pumpkin pie puree isn’t made from pumpkins! The common replacement is Butternut Squash, Pumpkin’s sweeter and … Continue reading

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Bobby’s Awesome Zucchini Bread

Bobby and I were working in the USF Garden over the summer, so we’ve been pretty spoiled with the summer harvest. The summer squash is no disappointment, either. Our plot at the last work party yielded 7-8 zucchinis for our … Continue reading

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Steamed Artichokes with Garlic Aioli

Summertime is the best time in the garden. Oregon Giant peas drip off the vines, collapsing under the weight of the fruiting bodies. Strawberries and raspberries blush reds hidden amongst all the deep green hues. And the artichokes! Two to … Continue reading

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Poppa George’s Winter Bolognese

Each winter I venture across the country to Maryland to visit my friends and family. With my Abuela Marina’s and Poppa George’s birthdays falling around my Mom’s birthday, Winter Solstice, and Christmas all in December we all get together to … Continue reading

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Curried Lentils & Rice

If you’re the kind of person that likes a good, wholesome meal but doesn’t have the patience to stand over a stove to cook, nor the money to spend on a bunch of ingredients, and also want a meal that … Continue reading

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Autumn Breakfast

The weekends are my favorite time to make a delicious meal. Mornings are spent lounging around, sipping coffee or tea, and leisurely preparing breakfast. Bobby and I  walk down the Fillmore on Saturdays to the Farmers’ Market for the week’s … Continue reading

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Swiss Chard & Feta Frittata with Rosemary Purple Potatoes

Since I work at the Farmer’s Market I get a lot of excess produce from vendors at the end of the day. This past Sunday, though, was the ultimate score of produce. This monstrous bag contains: carrots, radishes, green onions, … Continue reading

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