Curried Butternut Squash Soup


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One of the things I regret most about losing my mother so early is that she never got to see my food tastes evolve. She died when I was eighteen and just coming out of almost a decade of pickiness. She used to joke that I was on a "white diet," meaning that I only ate things that were white. Examples given: bread, rice, plain pasta, parmesan cheese.

My mother, with all of her culinary adventurousness, used to literally beg me to try something and, much like Veronica in this week's video, I would purse my lips and turn my head. I only wish now that I could sit down to a meal with my mother, that I could cook with her, travel with her, take her to a restaurant I am reviewing.

The best I can do is know that she would be wildly happy to see me eating and cooking something like the below recipe.

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This Week, in Recap

About a month ago I decided that things had gotten a little stale around here and that I needed to put more energy into Life in Chicago. Hard to do with a six-month old, but not impossible.

Anyway, I think it's been a pretty good week around here, and much like one of those annoyingly long commercials that they show at the movies that has a recap at the end, I thought I'd revisit a few things that happened this week.

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Six Months Already?! And the Return of She Wrote, He Wrote!

She Wrote, He Wrote is back! And just in time for Veronica's six month birthday!

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*If you're not familiar with She Wrote, He Wrote, it's a blog that Greg and I created in 2008. Organized into a he said, she said format, we both write about the same experience, usually from very different perspectives. We took a hiatus from it for a while, but have decided to start it up again. I'll announce new posts here as they go up.

Enjoy!

And happy birthday Veronica!

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