Autumn is just around the corner. And I can’t wait. It’s my favorite season, by far. (And not just because it contains my birthday!) The abysmal state of my garden depresses me (that tomato blight just broke my wannabe-canner’s heart), and my pregnant body is keeping me from doing as much garden work as I desire, but I’ve gotta keep thinking harvest-y thoughts and just power through. There are still green beans to harvest, and our amazing zucchini plant is still producing (can you believe it?), and there’s cabbage to eat, lots of herbs to dry, a smattering of winter squash and pumpkins that survived the squash bugs, sweet potatoes to harvest soon, onions, kale, swiss chard…see, there’s lots to be happy about! If you don’t think about the work too much.
Anyways. Tonight, I want to try my hand at making pumpkin butter (only replacing the apple juice with diced or shredded apples) and apple pancakes, in addition to roasting some red skin potatoes. We live amidst orchards galore, and my fridge box is full of apples, which makes me ridiculously happy. (Have I mentioned how much I love apples? I do. So very much.)
What are you eating?