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Tempting apples, squash and pomegranates

   Pomegranates and hard  squash are both flooding into the farmers markets right now. I like to think of them as the utility players of autumn, alternately providing our dining tables with vibrant colors and shapes while  lending their  flavor and texture to fall feasts.    Last weekend, I bought three kinds of  squash at Mike’s Truck Garden on River Road. As a nostalgic nod to New England, I chose the sturdy  Blue Hubbard squash that  my grandmother always baked  these… Read More »

Celebrate! from Where Women Cook

      Where Women Cook magazine profiles creative home cooks, popular bloggers and other entertaining women as they plan baby showers, Halloween parties and other celebrations of the season.      Just in time for the holiday season,   the editor-and-chief and co-founder of the magazine, Jo Packer, has written and released  “Where Women Cook Celebrate! Extraordinary Women and Their Signature Recipes.” (Sterling, $24.95)      From food blogger and restaurateur Molly Wizenberg of New York City to Farm Chick Serena Thompson of Spokane,… Read More »