A lively cranberry apple chutney that’s equally perfect atop grilled cheese and Thanksgiving turkey.
Late summer and fall have collided in my kitchen. A photo shoot has left me with a full complement of Thanksgiving leftovers, while a bowl of garden tomatoes and two pie pumpkins share space on the counter. And the big bag of apples that comes with our CSA fruit share has started to include chartreuse and golden fall varieties alongside pale summer apples.
We woke up, groggier than usual, to a gray, rainy morning. The weather seems fitting after such a warm, forgiving kind of weekend – we feasted as a family of four and then traveled to celebrate with family and friends near DC, enjoying the unusually warm weather and pink sunsets all the while.
This dreary Sunday will be dedicated to gearing back up for the busy time ahead – preparing for reentry. We also need to make something delicious with our leftovers. [Read more…]
I did my first round of Thanksgiving shopping yesterday. Navigating the crowded market with my youngest in tow was a little overwhelming. I left my cart unattended for a moment while I grabbed carrots and celery and returned to find someone had taken it and ditched my cranberries in a bin of Brussels sprouts. My young companion went to the bathroom twice. And I forgot at least one ingredient. But I took solace in the fact that, one or two odds and ends aside, the horrors of the grocery store are over. We’ll be picking up the rest of the ingredients for our meal from small, local shops like JM Stock Provisions and MarieBette Bakery. [Read more…]