Usually when I think of Fall, crunchy maple leaves and autumn colored foliage come to mind. But not this year! Hitting up the produce stands at our local farmers market on a weekly basis, it’s given me a keen awareness of foods of the season. Fall harvest has begun! The growers tables are overflowing with gorgeous squashes, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and apples and pears. A feast for the eyes, and the palette.
This year I bought my very first Sugar Pumpkin.
Sugar pumpkins have a firm, sweet flesh that is much smoother than that of larger pumpkins. They’re great for roasting, making soups and homemade pumpkin puree.
I’m going to use my sugar pumpkin to make Homemade Pumpkin Butter From Scratch. If you want to try it, here’s a photo tutorial on roasting your sugar pumpkin. And here’s some great tips on roasting perfect pumpkin seeds. Thank you Angela, from Oh She Glows!
Sugar pumpkins are only about 6 to 8 inches in diameter, greatly increasing their adorability factor…
Another first for me this year, acorn squash. Their bright orange spots show where they were laying on the ground while growing, and are a good determining sign of ripeness…
These beauties are going to be used to make my Acorn Squash Apple Soup.
If enough of you are interested, I’d love to share the recipe and delicious photos in an upcoming post. Just let me know in the comments section.
Apples are at their peak, typically, from late August through November. This batch is so crisp and sweet, I’m trying my best not to munch my way through them all…
Especially since they’re going to be used for my Acorn Squash Apple Soup recipe!
Without a doubt, I think this is going to be the yummiest Fall ever!
The temperatures are finally dropping here in So Cal, just enough so that our evening walks are accompanied by sweaters and light jackets, and I think I can safely pack away my capri pants and flip flops until next year.
It’s my birthday this weekend, and cooking and baking are on the agenda, as well as some quality time with my friends and family. Yep, life is good.
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