So here we are, mid-October and the day light hours are getting shorter as we approach All Saints Day aka: Halloween, Day of the Dead aka: Dia de los Muertos and Samhain aka: Harvest Festival.
I already miss lingering outdoors in the garden on warm summer evenings, and the light, oh, how I miss the light of long summer days! But with the change of season, different activities come to the fore, here, in Oregon we are gathering peppers and apples, putting up the summer garden's harvest to prepare for the winter ahead.
try this rich classic soup recipe from Epicurious.
Planet Joy, we chop the leaves with olive oil, garlic and pine nuts. Again, a ziplock bag makes a great freezable container, chop off what you need, it thaws in moments, add fresh parmesan and enjoy a blast from the past Preserve what you harvest from your garden or what you gather from the farmers market!
delicious butternut squash soup from Williams-Sonoma. I'll get the hazelnuts at Ashland Envy, because Lisa is now adding the finest quality food & wine & foods from the PNW and Oregon to the boutique!
spiral apple corer. You can always get store-bought for any of the ingredients we have discussed, but somehow, our home-made always tastes better.
Please share your comments on what is your favorite harvest produce, recipe or activity, I look forward to hearing from you!