Plenty Epicurean Pantry > our journal - fall

By: Epicurean Pantry  09-12-2011

Over the next month I’ll start posting recipes here that I plan to use as our family’s standards (and some special ones for the seasons).  Erica is finished her maternity leave soon and I’ll be keeping the home fires burning during the day until Viola starts kindergarden.  The recipes will in general be fairly straight forward and reasonably quick.  Our diet is largely vegetarian but fish and the odd poultry recipe may make the cut.  They will be categorized not by ingredient but instead with an indication of when I’m likely to want to make the recipe (i.e.: Monday evening, school lunch, Fall, rainy day…).  It’s a method of categorization that is loosely inspired by

.  We try to eat in season and cook with what arrives in our weekly

box but generally when I cook it comes down to what I am in the mood for (hopefully that’ll most often correspond with the season and what’s at hand).


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Plenty Epicurean Pantry > our journal - all recipes

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09-12-2011

Plenty Epicurean Pantry > our journal - journal

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Plenty Epicurean Pantry > our journal

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09-12-2011

Plenty Epicurean Pantry > our journal - with coffee

These ‘pumpkin spice biscotti’ turned out quite good but were chewy versus the normal crunchy. I smell a theme….just found the recent plenty-posts and thought I would join in. Thanks for the photo and inspiration to try my hand at biscotti. Bobbie followed a Pumpkin Biscotti recipe submitted by to. Hey pumpkin bumpkins, “Seasons Greetings”.