Pepián

Pepián de Pollo is a Guatemalan dish that I have always been fond of, in fact, it might be my favorite Guatemalan dish to date.  Cooking Pepián is similar to making a Mexican Mole, except, instead of a cocoa base, the sauce is built up around pepitas or pumpkin seeds.  Pepián blends together a combination of…

The Zen Tangle

This past summer, during a rainy day at the beach, our lovely neighbor Linda introduced me to the wonders of Zen Tangling.  Zen Tangling has its roots in the adult coloring trend which has been steadily gaining in popularity.  It employees a systematic method of doodling that can be meditative, relaxing, and de-stressing.  It also…

Pesto & Butternut Squash Lasagna

I had this wonderful idea while brainstorming ways to use up some of the pesto I have been stockpiling – Maybe I’ll make a pesto lasagna… and instead of ricotta… maybe… I’ll use butternut squash! The crazy part is that it worked… Superbly!  The sweetness of the butternut complements the boldness of the basil while…

Pesto

The basil harvest has started, the yearly race to process all my summer produce before the first frost is on, and my compulsive need to stock pile enough pesto to get me through the long Vermont winter has me blending away. Pesto is one of those things that is really easy to make – combine…