After an extended weekend trip up north, where it is actually cold, and I do mean cold! I am reminded, oh yes, seasons do change! Ours seem so insignificant here in nearly sunny year round southern California and yet our crops go through their own slight changes as well ;)
When I returned to my kitchen basket full of winter squash, sweet potatoes and yams it was confirmed! Our own fall season is here, and I am so excited to take it all in. Persimmons and pomegranates too! While we miss the abundance of summer strawberries, crispy crunchy cucs and fresh basil seasonal eating challenges us in great ways. I'm whipping through my old favorites and of course working on making some new favorites ;) This one I can't get enough of right now from one of my all time favorite bloggers.
Enjoy these favorites of mine from years past:
Pumpkin Cocoa Chili
Simple Squash Soup
Bison and Butternut Chili
Now of course you can still find a local strawberry and an heirloom tomato around but our salad bowls will surely be turning into soup bowls as the winter nears and nears so you might as well start gearing up ;)