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Fall Food

I have always been a fan of fall.  Autumn is my favorite season of the year.  I love the coolness of the air – yes, I finally closed all the windows in my home last night.  I love the textures of the food – a bit heavier but crispy when you get fresh squash and apples.  I love the colors of the season.

Fall in Upstate NY
Fall in Upstate NY

When I think of fall food, I think of two very different items – apples and pumpkins.  I make entrees, sides and desserts with both in them.  I love to pick bushels and bushels of apples and eat them raw, make applesauce or apple butter, bake apple cakes or muffins. 

Apple Tree
Apple Tree

 

Elise at Green Bros October 2007
Elise at Green Bros October 2007

I do not buy pumpkins and cook the flesh.  It is just a process I am not sure of so I buy canned pumpkin.  I make soups, gnocchi and cookies with pumpkin.  I have been known to put some in my meatloaf and a few other foods to get extra nutrients into my kids’ diets.

Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Patch

What are your favorite things about the upcoming autumn season?  Is it the colors?  Is it the food?  Is it the cool, crisp air?  Let me know and watch for recipes to come.

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