Astrid Tuttle Winegar

Cooking for Halflings & Monsters


Miscellaneous Projects

RIP Sweet Lady and “Elrond’s Bannocks”

RIP Sweet Lady and “Elrond’s Bannocks”

In April of 2014, my beloved poochie was diagnosed with kidney failure. She was about 10 years old. We were never sure about her exact age because she was a rescue dog....

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I. Can’t. Even…and “Mirkwood Biscotti”

I. Can’t. Even…and “Mirkwood Biscotti”

Our current administration is barely three months old, yet it feels like three years. Dog years. Recently, we’ve had the employees of a major airline beat up an...

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Snowflakey Idealism and “Beorn’s Comforting Chai”

Snowflakey Idealism and “Beorn’s Comforting Chai”

Have I stopped shedding my liberal snowflake tears? Sure, but I’m still disturbed. Bigly. However, I was thinking that a president is generally a reaction to the...

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Crazy Chaos and “Carrock Granola”

Crazy Chaos and “Carrock Granola”

On November 9, my husband told me my face had the same expression it had when my parents died. So, it’s been about a month since the election and my gazillion new...

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Time Warps and “Little Bunny’s Bread & Honey”

Time Warps and “Little Bunny’s Bread & Honey”

I finally got around to watching the Fox Network’s remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Everyone was fantastically talented in this production; however, I...

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Stinky Cheese and “Tom the Troll’s Panini”

Stinky Cheese and “Tom the Troll’s Panini”

How do you feel about stinky cheese? I can handle Bleu types, Parmesan/Romano types, Swiss types, Feta types, whatever. I CANNOT handle any sort of cheese that comes...

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A Culinary Collection: Apples, Onions, and Pumpkins, Oh My!

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.” — Carl Sandburg

“From kitchen windows drifted two pumpkin smells: gourds being cut, pies being baked.” — Ray Bradbury

“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” — Carl Sagan

“It doesn’t matter how precisely the onion is cut as long as the person chewing it is happy.” — Padma Lakshmi

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” — Jim Davis

“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” — J. K. Rowling

“A man who sees a gourd and takes it for his wife is called insane because this happens to very few people.” — Desiderius Erasmus

“Onions have layers. Ogres have layers. Onions have layers. You get it? We both have layers.” — Shrek

“I think people fetishize glasses in general. You could put glasses on a rotting pumpkin and people would think it was sexy.” — Tina Fey

  • A Culinary Collection pump1
  • A Culinary Collection wonion
  • A Culinary Collection gourd1
  • A Culinary Collection fuji
  • A Culinary Collection ronion
  • A Culinary Collection pump2
  • A Culinary Collection granny
  • A Culinary Collection gourd2
  • A Culinary Collection yonion
  • A Culinary Collection pump3

The Team

Astrid Winegar

Astrid Winegar

Recipe wrangler, moderately tortured writer, and non-professional photographer at large.

Callista Winegar-Valdez

Callista Winegar-Valdez

Web Consultant and Developer