Monday, October 01, 2007

DC Exchange Q4

Are there any recipes you especially enjoy having in the Fall? Any foods that are seasonal that you especially enjoy?

I love Pumpkins and squash. So this time of year is great for making all kinds of good squash foods. I love the roasted butternut squash soups and the pumpkin pies. And we can't forget the pumpkin spice lattes - yum. Though I must admit mine is much better than Starbucks (unless you like really sweet drinks - then go for theirs).

I also really love the apples. One year an old boss of mine bet me bushels of apples over various patent law questions. It worked out really well for me. I won 5 bushels of hand picked apples from up-state NY. They were the best I have ever had in my life. It was a real challenge to eat them all before they went bad and we had almost nothing else in our fridge for about a month. But they were so yummy!

Anyone else have favorite fall foods?


yogamona said...

Butternut Squash Soup

Roast or steam butternut squash, chop or squish to a soft mashed potatoe-like consistency& set aside (after removing seeds and inner pulp), add 2T. unsalted butter.

Saute' an onion or two with 7-8 large pieces or garlic, finely chopped, add some finely chopped fresh ginger. Salt and pepper to taste. When onions, garlic and ginger are sauteed until onions are clear add the squash mixture along with a quart of organic clear chicken broth (* if vegan can use miso) . Heat on simmer until near boiling then add some craisins to soup. If this is too much texture for you can puree' in blender or cuisinart before adding chx broth.

*Optional can add 1/2 - 1 c. heavy cream to the mixture for extra richness.

Nerdy Knitter said...

I love apples too. My favorite apple is the Honeycrisp. I buy as many of them as I can while they are available. They are so delicious!!! Happy Autumn from your secret swapper!

Principessa said...

I was going to ask for the soup recipe from Amber and there it is already. Hi Yogamona, I'm assuming this is Amber's mom I'm saying hi to. It's been a long time, hope things are going well in your neck of the woods!


yogamona said...

Hello Principessa,

Yes, it's me, Amber's mom. Life is good in my neck of the woods. How are your little ones? Hope you like the soup.


EKD said...

This may not count, but I was wracking my brain for what I like this time of the year...

Those stupid candy corn pumpkins for Halloween. They are only out this time of the year and I have a major weakness for them. Eck, they are so bad, but SO good. Other than that, I'm not really one for certain food at certain seasons.