Saturday, October 4, 2008

Fall



If any of you are stuck somewhere foreign, or far away from your friends I suggest you take a look around. Its fall, and my favorite season! No matter where you are (in Ontario) the colours of fall are blooming: Orange, red, yellow, even the browns are beautiful. I took photos today and I will be soon uploading! I have no doubt that people most likely thought I was a wierdo, but when you have no friends, what does it matter? 

Speaking of fall, I am attempting to be conscious of eating seasonally, due to strong influence from the book I am currently reading, "Vegetable, Animal, Miracle", therefore today I bought apples, onions, brussel sprouts, carrots, peppers, and squash...which are all so yummy and in season! I went to the market, where I normally go for the produce, so that is definately another plus! Anyone have a good recipe for squash though? I have this Japanese Pumpkin recipe, that I am just going to impose onto squash and hope for the best, but if anyone has good ones, let me know! Last week I bought squash and made soup and this yummy cake (adapted from VegNews' recipe in their Sept. 2008 ed.), I love the squash and pumpkin action! Well, tomorrow is cooking day, so I will figure something out!

Other then colours and vegetables, I went to this cute place on Bank St. "Nuts about Life" and bought dried strawberries...has anyone tried these?! They are soo good, superior to most candies!



They look kinda ugly though. 

Over and out (back to watching Big Bang Theory)

1 comment:

D said...

Hmmm I love fall because of the pretty colours of the leaves but also because of its food. I love squash and pumpkin, etc... (plus I've decided Pumpkin Spice Lattes are my fav. Starbucks seasonal bevarage!)

One thing that I love about all these "fall-y" vegetables is that they are so practical. You can use them in any recipe, from chocolate zucchini cake (p.s. zucchini is a type of squash) to awesome pumpkin stews. You can even use squash as potatoes and put them in soups, etc! They are great!

Try cutting your pumpkin/squash into cubes and put them in a container in your fridge. Take them out whenever you feel like adding some spice to you meal. They go amazingly well with spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, chili, etc.

Yesterday I made baked squash with some butter, raw sugar and cinnamon. I only had to wait for half and hour and it was done and DELICIOUS! so easy and so nutritious.

Hope those gave you some ideas Trishy!
much love!