Pumpkin-Chickpea-Almond-Butter Bars

It's fall, so it's time for pumpkin(-Chickpea-Almond-Butter Bars)s. They’re everywhere now: Outside the market, on your doorstep, carved into demonic faces, squished into cans in the cupboard. Thank goodness they’re back. I’ve missed you, pumpkins. READ MORE

The Globster Makeover

Do you ever feel like you want to pour yourself onto the beach and just lie there forever, slowly jiggling in the sun? We’ve all been there. But even on days like this, you can still pull off the illusion of having a face. Here are a few tips for a quick makeover. READ MORE

Writer's Block Soup

For me, one of the best remedies for writer’s block or artist’s block is cooking. Particularly if I’m cooking something I know how to cook already: it relaxes me, lets my mind wander. But I often want to try to cook up something new. And then of course there are days when I simply don’t know what to cook. One of the best remedies for cook’s block is opening the front door and going outside. (This is actually an all-purpose remedy, I've found.) My version of “heading for the hills” is the river and the woods, but sitting on the porch for five minutes will do.  Sometimes I order delivery before coming inside again; other times, I have a better idea. READ MORE

Our Squid, Ourselves

Some women dwell in complete darkness, at unfathomable depths. They emerge only at night, rising to the surface to feed. READ MORE

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Sea Monster

Congratulations, and surprise! What an exciting time. There's a lot going on in there! Here are a few tips to guide you through the next nine months, as your body starts to go through some big changes. READ MORE

Parmesan-Curry-Cashew Tuna Salad

I thought summer was ending when I took this picture out my window on September 1st. But of course, it suddenly got hot and lazy again, and this weekend my daughter was back to wading in the cold creek, pitching rocks, and cracking up as the water soaked us both. Afterwards, when we were both impossibly muddy, I just wanted to come inside, turn on the ceiling fans, slouch into my chair, and gobble up something cool and delicious. Lately she’s been hooked on cream cheese and jam on toast, with lettuce, chickpeas and yogurt on the side. But maybe because it’s September—a new year!—I felt ready for change. READ MORE

What a Girl Wants, According to Gmail Ads

"With the Promotions tag visible, that American Express ad goes away. But when the Promotions tag is disabled, there's the ad again. It's a game of Whac-A-Mole: Google will shove an ad in front of your eyeballs, one way or another." READ MORE

Mother Holle Yogurt Ghost

Previously: Hey, Girl. Hey, Yogurt Face.

Natalie Eve Garrett has new prints here for you.

Grandma Witch Brownies: Zucchini, Almond Butter, and Dark Chocolate Chips

Do you remember reading Strega Nona as a kid, or maybe 10 minutes ago, 10 times in a row to your own kid? You know, Grandma Witch, the one who works magic with oil, water, and a hairpin? The stories generally involve magic gone awry—most famously, when the magic pasta pot floods the town with pasta. (Oh Big Anthony, you’ll never learn!) There’s also a harvest Strega Nona story, in which a garden keeps growing and growing, demonstrating yet again that it is possible to have too much of a good thing. All of this brings me to August, and to zucchini. READ MORE

The "I Dare You" Chickpeanutbutter-and-Honey Bars

Once upon a time, there was a piece of straw, a piece of coal, and darling little bean who escaped from an old lady who wanted to kill them. They banded together and set off on an adventure. When they came upon a brook, only the bean stayed behind. The straw and the coal tried to help one another across, and they both “died”, and then their pal, the bean, watching from the shore, laughed so hard he exploded. But then a wandering tailor saved him! Whaaat? The moral of the story is that beans are crazy. READ MORE