Burnin’ Up the Kitchen – Chili on the Fly

imageAutumn is definitely in the air in New England.  Fall colors have peaked, the air is crisp and refreshing on a good day and cold and rainy on a bad day.  Both leaving me wanting the likes of a pot of chili, beef stew, shepherd’s pie; anything warm and comforting.

Earlier this week with the rain pounding outside my kitchen window adding to the chill in the air, I decided to make chili. Continue reading

The First of Octember

Happy First of Octember! Octember is my favorite month of the year and this year I am looking forward to a month filled with blog posts dedicated to what makes it so special. Colorful leaves, things that go bump in the night, pumpkins and hot apple cider from a local New England farm stand.

from the sticks to the bricks and back again

The first of Octember is here. A cause for celebration in my world. Octember, or October as most people refer to it, is one of my favorite months.

I don’t give up on summer until we are well into Octember, some years November. Octember days are glorious, warm and colorful and it’s mornings and nights promise cooler temperatures. Many of my fellow New Englanders have already broken out the boots and cable sweaters. I, for my part, am still sporting my flip-flops and capris. Sure, sometimes the brisk morning air nibbles at my toes; I am a hearty New Englander, I

LL Bean shearling flip flops LL Bean shearling flip flops

can take it. The freedom and the sunshine on my toes are well worth an occasional nibble. I have thought of upgrading to a pair of L.L. Bean shearling flip-flops, I could commute in those right up until Thanksgiving.

My affection for Octember started…

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