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Hi. I'm Sara!

Welcome to Mercer + Green.
I am a born and bred New Yorker, mom of two little girls who loves
all things New York and is passionate about healthy living.

Cozy Snow Day

Cozy Snow Day

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Snowy days like today ( thanks Winter Storm Hercules) make me want to hunker down, stay indoors and eat warm comforting food. It is freezing cold outside and with a baby at home there is really no where worth trekking to. I got my workout in this morning and plan on spending the rest of the day cuddling my small person and cooking food for the weekend. These days I try and prepare recipes that all of us can enjoy. Hermione has started eating lunch everyday and loves to experiment with a variety of vegetables. So far her favorites include root vegetable "fries", green smoothies and kale pesto. She really is my daughter!

Doug and I recently started getting weekly deliveries from Rustic Roots Delivery, an organic food home delivery service. They source beautiful produce from Montauk to the Hudson River Valley and deliver us a cooler of goodies each week! It is so much fun to open up the cooler and see what I have to play with. It really forces me to be creative with my cooking and use what I have.

This weeks delivery included an beautiful, huge butternut squash. I immediately know what I wanted to make. This Butternut Squash Puree tastes like Thanksgiving on a spoon. The best part is if I make it without salt ( a no no for babies and their tiny kidneys) Hermione can have some too! The perfect family meal for a freezing cold January day!

Butternut Squash Puree

  • 1 whole butternut squash
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 4 sage laves
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Cut the squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds
  3. Divide the garlic, sage and rosemary between the two squash cavities
  4. Place the squash cut side down on a parchment or foil lined baking sheet
  5. Bake for 40-50 minutes until the squash halves are soft
  6. Allow the squash to cool before scooping the flesh into a high speed blender
  7. Blend the squash until smooth
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve warm

Enjoy the snow! In case you need something to warm your heart here is a picture of Hermione on our trip to Whole Foods last night before the snow started. It was her first experience with mittens and I swear she thought her hands had totally disappeared!

Poppin' Teeth

A New Year's Letter

A New Year's Letter