Photo by Judith Hausman My garden currently brims with a variety of squash, which are delicious to re-stuff and bake. Stuffed vegetables remind me of the first Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen (Ten Speed Press, 1977). Recipes for “comprehensively” stuffed vegetables, especially acorn squash, put the vegetables center stage in a way that many of […]

The Garden Bustle

So much is happening in the garden that I don’t even know where to start! Our landscape crew from Lighthouse Landscape Designs arrived with the excavator and Bobcat and began the grading process in the backyard. They laid the gravel base for the retaining wall and expect to begin setting the wall in the next day or two.

Sandwich Inspiration

Photo by Judith Hausman Try this sandwhich: squash on rye—hold the mayo. This month, as life turns toward the interior and food gets comfier and cozier, I’ve run into a few terrific vegetarian winter sandwiches at local restaurants to tell you about. None will be hard to replicate at home. Is there any better accompaniment […]


Don’t let the joys of turkey end on Thanksgiving. Take cues from The Lefovers Queen (aka me), there are a lot more delicious meals ahead. There’s nothing The Leftovers Queen likes better than Thanksgiving. The secret is to think of those bowls, containers and wrapped bundles in the fridge as inspiration and to recombine them with […]

Winter Squash

Photo by Judith Hausman Got some butternut squash in the pantry? Whip up a barley risotto using chicken stock, barley, sage and, of course, butternut squash. Here’s my theory: The writers of Invasion of the Body Snatchers used a Hubbard squash as the model for the pod from which the characters’ “doubles” emerged. Have you […]

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