Eating Indian Food + Pumpkin Masala Recipe

Pumpkin Masala over basmati rice

These days, Indian food is a significant part of our diet. So much so, that I buy spices in 8 oz and 16 oz quantities – not the average spice bottle. My cupboards are filled with large glass bottles (repurposed from other things) filled with cumin, coriander, garam masala, turmeric, curry powder, chile powder, and mustard seeds. This week, I put them to the test on another favorite of mine: pumpkin.

Enjoying the Fruits (and Vegetables) of Summer

farmer's market fare - heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, onions, beets

I love this time of year.  It brings back childhood memories of running through late-summer orchards, eating ripe peaches from the tree and not caring that the fuzz tickled and that juice was running down my face and neck. My home town was the epicenter of fruit-growing in Utah.  The road, two blocks from my […]

A Beautiful French Heirloom Pumpkin

French Heirloom Pumpkin2

I walked into the kitchen in the late afternoon while the sun was low in the sky.  The room was cast in hues of deep orange, and this pumpkin, with shadowed stalk and tendrils, nearly blended into the background. This lovely curcubita was a gift from a friend who grew it in her yard.  It […]