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- pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookiesHalloween is coming up in just a couple of days and it’s during this time of year that pumpkins, butternut, red kuri, and kabocha squash reign in my kitchen. It was thus with great anticipation that I awaited our celebration of national Food Day last Friday – a pumpkin-filled potluck! During my time in college, I worked at a bakery where […]
- roasted pumpkin & cauliflower pastaWe just hosted a pumpkin potluck to celebrate Food Day and it was a blast! The selection of pumpkin themed dishes brought everyone together to bask in the glory of seasonal foods and community. Of course, having organized the event with our wonderful food partners Harlem Grown and Just Food, my first thought was what […]
- campfire stories: celebrating autumn at Butter Beans Fall Harvest CampWalking past the open doorway of a cozy classroom in Queens last week, one could smell delightful blends of cinnamon and nutmeg, curry and cumin, fresh basil, thyme, and sage. A brief peek inside the classroom door would reveal eight budding chefs expertly transforming raw vegetables into creative culinary delicacies – pumpkin curry, carrot-top pesto, […]