Saturday, September 22, 2012

Welcome Fall!!

My favorite season above all is Fall, the summer humidity and heat starts to break and give way to cooler nights, and drier days. The garden comes alive with a new sowing of both warm season and cool season plants, winter plants like onions, garlics, and strawberries get put in for spring/summer harvest.

Plus the food. As a gardener I am also a foodie, I love food. Spices, and flavorings are totally different then spring/summer flavors. Cinnamon, cloves, and spices become primary players in the dishes I create. Soup and chili are no longer a last resort item to consume and they actually top my list. Pumpkin beer and harvest brews hit the shelves bringing a deeper richer taste and a stomach warmer compared to the summer beers which are designed to be light and cool you off after a long day working in the yard. Today I celebrated the welcoming of the fall season to our house by making a Fall Feast.

We had cinnamon rubbed pork chops grilled to perfection then topped with cinnamon apples, on the side we had 3 cheese breadsticks and red potatoes with a light butter sauce and chives!

After dinner and the feast settled we chowed on a piece of home baked pumpkin pie, If you haven't ever had the pleasure of feasting on pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin you are missing out!! Follow my link here to the best pumpkin pie you have ever had: REAL PUMPKIN PIE

The garden bed has been planted with corn, beans, squash, collards, basil, tomatoes, arugula, carrots, peas, peppers, and bunching onions. The other bed has been weeded out and has a long row of onions planted and within the next week lettuce, cabbage, and spinach will be planted. I will be clearing out another bed for radishes, rutabagas, turnips, more carrots, and kohlrabi. I LOVE FALL!

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