October 2012

Halloween Loaves

29 October 2012
Multigrain Pumpkin Seed Bread

I‘ve already lost track of how many loaves of bread I’ve baked this school year.   Maybe next year I’ll keep a list, but for now it’s enough that I’m well ahead of my goal of baking bread at least once a week for my daughters’ school lunches. Since I usually squeeze bread-baking in between various […]

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Pie in the Sky

22 October 2012
Lemon-Lime Meringue Pie

During a recent kids’ soccer game, my friend Laurie mentioned that she was making a lemon meringue pie for a catering event that evening.   Instantly, I began obsessing as I described to her an amazing version that I hadn’t made in years.  I vaguely recalled it as a somewhat unconventional recipe;  one that used brown […]

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Pie O’ Lantern

14 October 2012
Jack O' Lantern Hand Pies

Catalogs seem to multiply in my mailbox these days.  You know what I’m talking about –  that endless supply of glossy pages parading seasonal items like bronze pumpkins vases and decorative metal skulls, not to mention berry-and-pine cone-topiary Christmas trees and reindeer-Santa-and-sleigh stitched throw pillows. I try not to think about the trees that sacrificed […]

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Cinnamon-Spice and Everything Nice

7 October 2012
Pumpkin Millet Muffins

Now that it’s October, I’m ready to embrace fall.  It’s hard to pretend it’s summer when the leaves are turning colors and falling from the trees. For our jaunts to the beach, we’ve traded our flip flops for XtraTuf boots and our juice boxes for a thermos of hot cocoa. And since cucumber slices or […]

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Bread and Jam

1 October 2012
White Bread with Sesame Seeds

When we first moved to San Juan Island, Eliza, who was three at the time, introduced herself to everyone she met as Frances. After she introduced herself, she would say, “And this is my baby sister Gloria,” of her eight-month-old sister Tessa. Since we didn’t know anyone,  most people just assumed it was her real […]

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