What’s Good at My House
We had a hot, dry and smoky summer in New Mexico that has finally given way to clear, cooler days and autumn colors. At my house in Placitas, we’ve been enjoying watching the sky which goes a bottomless blue this time of year, and the delicate pink sunrise is definitely worth getting up early for. From our deck, it sometimes feels like you can see forever and the quiet is so nourishing. Considering what 2020 has thrown our way I’ll take any hope and beauty I can get!
delicate pink sunrise
While I’ve been able to keep working at the Submaterial studio in Albuquerque, my partner has been working from home full time, juggling an online master’s degree and providing day-care to our new puppy Banjo*. That’s a lot! In gratitude, I have been spending a ton of time in the kitchen cooking food with just a few simple ingredients like posole, potato pancakes and a mood-altering pumpkin sage lasagna. Recipe!
Pumpkin and Mozzarella Lasagna
More than 20 years ago, my partner downloaded and cooked this recipe (to impress me no doubt) when I lived in a tiny studio apartment on Capitol Hill in Seattle. I’ve made it dozens of times since, with all kinds of variations but it never fails to improve my attitude. Hot chocolate is also in heavy rotation at our house. We like it best with red chile and cinnamon!
*Banjo is a Corgi-Aussie mix who just had his first snow day!