No Bowls, No Can Opener, No Problem


(Great way to start your day at the office)

I just moved into my new apartment this past weekend. Believe it or not this is my first lease that I have ever signed. The past two years I have not signed any leases and only bought what could fit in my car so I had the freedom to come and go from each city as I please. This is perfect lifestyle for a I-kind-of-have-commitment-issues person. But everyone has to grow up at some point, or in my case, move out of her sister and brother-in-laws house, so that I did. I must say though having a room and purchasing furniture like a desk (yes I am a writer who hasn’t had a desk for the past two years) feels pretty damn good (pardon moi French).

Now that I settled in I decided it was time to christen the kitchen/oven and make my first fall themed item; pumpkin spice scones! Now I knew I had been lucky that I lived with my brother-in-law who is a cooking nut and has all the gadgets for the kitchen you could imagine, but I didn’t know how lucky I was until I was standing in my kitchen without  mixing bowls or a can opener.  I completely forgot and I didn’t want to go back out to the store so I made do with what I had–a knife and cooking pans. Worked out fine but I would suggest buying bowls and a can opener.

Pumpkin Spice Scone Recipe









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Fall is Here!


Fall has swept over Denver with its cool breeze and left us cuddled up on the couch with a hot cup of cider. Ok this may be a bit dramatic and we still have a day with a high of 82 degrees this week, but still it is officially here—as of Sunday. I attended the Moonbeam Harvest event at the Clayton Early Learning Center on Thursday and it was a perfect way to welcome the fall. There were 15 restaurants there and each used a vegetable grown by the students garden as there main ingredient in their dishes. My absolute hands-down favorite was from Session Kitchen. Their vegetable was an eggplant and they made waffles; eggplant dipped in batter the put into the waffle iron, topped with a chive butter, then covered in a sweet chili syrup. It was insane. The hot waffle has a nice bite to it with the eggplant, then it is cooled by the butter, then brought right back up to hot with the sweet and spicy syrup. Its a roller coaster ride for your taste buds.





Fall is here so let the scary movies—cough “Hocus Pocus” cough—the pumpkin cooking, cider drinking begin!

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