A well-crafted cocktail (or mocktail) is a refreshing start to dinner. You can’t go wrong by following the seasons and employing ingredients that speak to whatever nature is serving up, so local apple cider is the star of this fall beverage.
butternut squash soup with apple cider and chipotle spice
october 31, 2012
Butternut squash is one of those foods with an intoxicating aroma and a flavor that is another thing entirely. This is not to say the taste disappoints, but one is deceived by the clean, clear scent of a freshly cut butternut into believing it will deliver the same punch to the palate. Other pleasantly deceptive foods are popcorn, fresh coffee grounds, cucumber and steak charred just right on the grill. The scent of these fills me with longing, nostalgia….