Ah yes, two of my favourite things in the whole world. Local produce and Halloween!
It is harvest time, we are approaching fall and the grocery stores are filling up with all sorts of fresh and local goodies. I am looking forward in particular to the to-die-for golden corn that Nova Scotia is so well known for.
How about you? What is inspiring you in your kitchen these days as the temperatures start to drop and the food is fresh from the farm? What are you looking forward to making that you have not made for a while? I can not wait to buy some red wine and make a good old-fashion slow cooked stew.
How beautiful that produce is!
I’m still inspired by my CSA share (& just found out that I can sign up for their winter share as well – great news!) & have been drying some tomatoes in my little $5- dehydrator (rummage sale find!) – I love the taste & texture of dried tomatoes in pizza, sautes, etc.
I dried cherry tomatoes for the first time this year, just cut down the middle – yum!
I’m experimenting with different preserves. I just made a green tomato chutney (with a HUGE amount of garlic in it, but the recipe says that will be OK!) and while I’m grocery shopping tomorrow I’m getting the wherewithal for pickled red cabbage, plus something called Angel’s Hair, which is a shredded carrot jam.
I love this time of year and I love making preserves although I’m not very experienced at it. Makes me feel like a real girl!! 😉
I get excited when the autumn harvest comes in because I love making my butternut squash-lentil soup. Okay, clarification: I kind of hate the process of making it, because peeling the big, unwieldy squash is a pain in the butt. But oh, man, eating it is DIVINE. The recipe is from “The Enlightened Eater’s Whole Food Guide,” and the ingredient that really makes it fab is a dash of curry paste. Mmm. Heaven in a bowl.
Bohemian Single Mom says
Oh I love it!!! What a fabulous pic.
I love coming to your blogs because I know you (like me), blove this season. I can feel the energy in your writing, the shifting of the seasons.
The other day I went for a walk and picked a handful of acorns off the ground for my altar.
I am not missing summer anymore.