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Black Stockings

Pierre Bonnard (French, 1867–1947), Young Woman in Black Stockings (Jeune femme aux bas noirs), 1893-94, Lithograph

Ready for brisk Fall air, cozy knit sweaters and stockings, and cool weather comfort food (dying to try absolutely all of these recipes). Happy first day of Autumn everyone!

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Farewell, October


Jules Bastien-Lepage (French, 1848-1884)
The Acorn and the Pumpkin, 1881
Watercolor on ivory wove card

How on earth did October sneak by so quickly? Happy Halloween all!

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Pasta night

Scott Reeder
Untitled, 2010
(Made using uncooked spaghetti)

Though the husband & I don’t normally keep carbs in the apartment, I always tend to keep an emergency stash of whole wheat spaghetti in the pantry for when a pasta craving hits.

Summer Squash Spaghetti

2 servings organic whole wheat spaghetti
1 tbsp olive oil
1 vidalia (sweet) onion, sliced
1 zucchini, sliced
1 yellow squash, sliced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
fresh basil
grated parmigiano-reggiano
salt & pepper
red pepper flakes
Cook spaghetti according to package directions. I am personally a big fan of Trader Joe's brand Organic Whole Wheat Spaghetti. 
In a large skillet heat the olive oil, and add the sliced sliced onion, 
zucchini and yellow squash. Add the garlic, and saute veggies until 
tender.
Drain the pasta, and add the sauteed veggies. Toss with fresh basil, 
parmesan, and a little butter or olive oil. Add salt, pepper and red 
pepper to taste.

Fresh end-of-summer-veggies + pasta = a perfect summer to fall transition meal, Enjoy!

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Hello Fall

Gustave Baumann
Autumnal Glory, 1917
Color woodcut on tan laid paper

Happy September all! Though I’ll be taking advantage of our last stretch of summer weather this holiday weekend, I am quite ready for fall—ready to pull out my sweaters, and start bookmarking some recipes for cool weather comfort food.

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