Tag Archives: fall

Pumpkin Spice “Pop Tarts” {vegan}

“Noooo! NooOOOo!!” I shrieked to myself. Take a little trip with me. It’s c. 2004, and I’m standing at the vending machine in my high school dining hall in my gray New Balance tennis shoes and my gray hoodie. Really, I’m hunching, I guess I should say, because as I reached down to get my […]

Cinnamon Applesauce Cupcakes {vegan}

I’ll tell you why I didn’t want to be vegan. Some vegan food is just too weird. Vegans are SERIOUS about being vegan. I’ll address these in order, then. So, vegan food is weird. I’m not really talking about recipes, like the obsession with dates (okay, I AM on board with that), and the way […]

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Maple Glaze {vegan}

“What is pumpkin, really?” he asked. I sliced off a giant chunk of this bundt cake and watched my husband examine the extra can of solid pack pumpkin I had left out on the counter. My eyes went all narrow (like they do) and I said, “What do you mean?” turning my head slightly to […]

Sleepy Sundays: Rigatoni with Tomato, Bacon, Bean Sauce

As I settle into winter, I see my friends posting about the snow that’s falling in Boston, sharing photos of white-dusted Brookline streets, their days starting with quiet, muffled mornings. Frankly, I miss it. I’ve thought a lot about what clicked so well for me in Boston. I think what I miss most are the […]

The Auroras of Autumn

Fall shmall. My friend put an article from the Onion on Facebook last week about the obnoxiousness of fall-lovers. And I get it. You’re sick of our sweaters, our leaves, our pumpkins, our apples, our molasses, our mugs of steaming spiced lattes. Men wearing cardigans. Woolen booties. Black-rimmed glasses. I guess I’m getting sick of […]

Les Feuilles Mortes

Okay, this is the first and last post with a French title. I promise! (maybe one can only hope wouldn’t rule it out?). Fall is in the air, folks. Don’t worry! I’m not going to go all sissy, sappy, American-Beauty-oh-the-electricity-in-the-air-can’t-you-see-it-in-the-plastic-bag on you. I do want to talk about autumn, though. If you’re from Texas, “fall” […]