Easy Traditional Pumpkin Pie


As I checked in our blog today, searching for the pumpkin pie recipe we made two Thanksgivings ago, I was appalled to find nary a trace of it, as if such deliciosity had ne’er occurred! I did a cursory web search, trying to find something that approximated what we’d made previously, but everything seemed to have too […]

We’re featured on the Made Just Right (Earth Balance folks) blog!


Happy almost Spanksgiving everyone! The folks over at Made Just Right featured our Faux Turkey recipe! We’ll be making this again this year, while visting Amy’s folks in their new home in Iowa. The Spanksgiving faux turkey is becoming a bit of a tradition. Just think, last year we were celebrating with new friends in […]

Pie Season!


Mark’s birthday fell on Labor Day this year and we had friends in town for the long weekend. Saturday was one of those beautiful later summer days and apples were already out at a couple of the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market stalls. So naturally I bought a 25 lb bag. The last of the raspberries […]

Spanksgiving in Reykjavik!


This year, Amy and I spent our first Spanksgiving abroad. While it was a bummer to be away from our friends and families, it was really great to spend it with some of our new friends here in Reykjavik. While it’s a fairly obvious fact that other countries don’t celebrate the same Thanksgiving as we […]

Emeralds in the Wild


Even though I made this one up, I don’t know exactly where this dish came from.  It reminds me of some of the kale salads at the deli at Whole Foods (but it’s better!). It’s excellent served hot or cold.  So as promised, without further ado, we bring you….(drum-roll)… Emeralds in the Wild 6 cups […]

A Week in the Life: Potatoes, Tomatoes, and Kale (oh my!)


You may recall, we had quite a tomato, potato, and kale crop this year. As promised, our adventures in eating our way through the last of our garden continue. We thought we’d take you through our last week, since used things up rotation style. So let’s recap: Night 1: Squash, Potato, & Broccoli Soup w/ […]

Abigail’s “Hot Potato” and Tomato Gratin


Our friend Abigail: a. not only has the most amazing garden this side of the Mississippi b. can also generally be found whipping up something amazing in the kitchen.  Mark and I were trying to figure out what do do with our enormous yield of tomatoes (those green tomatoes in the last post are ripening […]

Battening Down the Hatches, Year 2


Actually, this is our fifth year of hatch battening, but the second year of blogging about hatches and the battening down thereof. Partly due to better planning, but mostly due to better weather, our harvest this year was more substantial than last year’s (we supplemented our tomato and basil crop at the Farmer’s Market last […]

Indigenous Scramble


No, this is not a hilarious dance performed by the natives to this continent–it’s a tofu scramble made with local ingredients, namely wild rice and acorn squash. I like to imagine this as the Thanksgiving Breakfast, pilgrims and natives alike feasting cruelty-free on tofu and native crops. No one gave anyone smallpox and everyone lived […]

Battening Down the Hatches IV: Dried Herbs


Okay. I know we assured you previously that the hatches were officially battened, that you could rest easy, tucked in for the winter. But, as Derrida suggests, battening is always deferred. There’re always some loose end to tie up. Remember those herbs from out garden that we hung up to dry? Well, you eventually have […]