29 Oct, 2015

Happy Pumpkin Time!

2021-01-03T17:27:07-06:00October 29th, 2015|Tags: , , |

  Isn't this the cutest potholder ever? A knitted pumpkin? I fell in love with this pattern in the KnitPicks newsletter. Fall is my favorite season, and I love pumpkins [...]

14 Oct, 2014

Paper Pumpkin to the Rescue

2021-01-03T17:27:54-06:00October 14th, 2014|Tags: |

My daughter who's been in Israel for a while now misses pumpkins. It's fall but there ain't any pumpkins to be found in that desert land. She's been on the [...]

18 Sep, 2014

My List for Celebrating Fall

2021-01-03T17:27:56-06:00September 18th, 2014|Tags: , |

Temperatures have been unseasonably nippy here in Chicago; clearly, fall is in the air. It's been a while since I've done a seasonal list, but I am so looking forward [...]

26 Nov, 2013

Osage Oranges

2021-01-03T17:28:52-06:00November 26th, 2013|Tags: , |

Osage oranges are one autumn's delights for me. I never knew about them until my first residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts a few autumns ago. There, [...]

24 Nov, 2011

A Dotted Lantern for Thanksgiving

2021-01-03T17:32:54-06:00November 24th, 2011|Tags: |

Yes, I know, Thanksgiving is not Pumpkin Day, but I still had this pumpkin from our trip to the pumpkin farm, since I hadn't gotten around to carving it into [...]

31 Oct, 2011

Photo Essay: Pumpkins

2021-01-03T17:32:59-06:00October 31st, 2011|Tags: |

I'm back from the fabulous writers' conference but I haven't quite digested it all yet, and haven't quite adjusted to everyday life again, so since it's Halloween today, I figured [...]

21 Oct, 2011

Fall in the House

2021-01-03T17:33:01-06:00October 21st, 2011|Tags: |

The weather has been nasty here in Chicago: rain, blustery winds and temperatures in the 40s, so we've been hanging around at home. Thankfully, I brought the beauty of fall [...]

28 Sep, 2011

Fall Recipe: Zwetschgendatschi

2021-01-03T17:33:05-06:00September 28th, 2011|Tags: , |

I don't plan to turn this into a cooking blog, but in my September 27 post I promised the recipe for this tongue breaker of a cake: Zwetschgendatschi (click here for [...]

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