Coffee concentrate is a more concentrated coffee, crafted using the cold brew method. I’ll let HER – pun intended – get into the nitty gritty with you. But I will tell you that as a non-coffee drinker, I blew my own mind with this Coffee-BBQ Sauce-Glazed Roasted Butternut Squash. [And I mean that as humbly as possible]. But, actually. It is so, yummy. And so party-season appropriate.
When winter hits you like a ton of bricks, I don't know about you but this body is craving ALL the comfort foods. Having never made mac and cheese before in my life - shockingly - but eaten plenty of variations throughout my time in America, I decided pretty promptly that it would be the perfect way to salvage this abundance of roasted pumpkin. And to bring along for our firework-watching-in-the-freezing-cold-for-two-hours picnic. BEST DECISION I EVER MADE.
I recently stopped by Caravan’s latest Bankside soft opening and devoured the most delicious roasted squash with miso, blue cheese and thai basil (weird, but fantastic). Shortly thereafter I read Tasting Table’s post on How to Cook with Squash Seeds; not bake nor roast, but cook. Intrigued. And as we all know, at this time of year, carved, hulled, decapitated pumpkins are a-plenty. Along with a little bestover imagination and fridge-find inspiration, this recipe was born.
While I’ve not yet decided whether or not I’m quite ready for the frosty weather, (not that autumn cares), it has given me another idea for using up this rather large quantity of carrots I’ve somehow landed myself with. (And turmeric, well, because I've been consuming it in abundance to ward off the masses of cold-infected humans that suddenly surround me).
If I could compote all the fruit in this fashion, I would (for flavour AND bestover inducing qualities). But I can't. Even with 2 fruit compotes - served at the nibs etc. popup atop nut butter and a Juice Pulp Breakfast Loaf - I still ended up with leftovers. That needed rescuing. Fast. So I tossed it all into a cake, shoved it in the oven and crossed my fingers...