It's hard to believe the season has gone by so quickly. On the other hand, it will be nice not to have to constantly plan meals around the mountain of fruits and veggies that are piled precariously in the fridge. I say that now, but am sure that within a few short weeks we'll once again long for the fresh local food we've been so blessed with these past 22 weeks.
Here's what we got tonight in our last bag:
White stem bok choy
So, that's all for the "What's in Season" posts for the year. When you'd like to find the freshest, most delicious apple or tomato or pepper, search for the ingredient on my blog to see when it was in season (in Ohio) to find the best produce available. I've come to realize that making a fresh peach cobbler in November isn't even worth the calorie intake, but one in July is irresistible. Try out the experiment and let me know if you can tell the difference!
It's going to be our first Halloween in a house! That may not sound terribly exciting, but we've never really had Trick-or-Treaters. I had a few (maybe 3 or 4) that came by at my grad school apartment, but that barely even counts. For the first time ever we've got a LOT of kids in our neighborhood and we're all stocked up on candy. Hubs was supposed to work late on Halloween night and I was supposed to be in class, but we're both skipping out. He's arranging his schedule to be home, and I'm skipping class (as a student, not as a lecturer!).
It's winterizing weekend. We've already taken a car in to the shop to get it set for the season. Screens have been removed from our windows. Garden stragglers will be brought inside to enjoy as one last harvest feast. Operation leaf pickup will commence. Picnic table needs to be brought in. Firewood has to be moved for easy winter access. Dog needs to realize that the long summer walks are quickly coming to an end (if anyone has any recommendations as to how to explain that to a dog, I'm open to suggestions).
It is full-blown fall up here. Leaves are a pretty autumn rainbow. The garden is (kind of) slowing down. Apple cider is waiting for us in the fridge. And, we just recently made our yearly HUGE batch of butternut and acorn squash soup. We've got a winter's worth of the savory soup frozen and waiting to feed us during the colder months.