Thursday, October 24, 2013

Time for Fall Food!

Well I finally bit the bullet and turned on the furnace tonight. The day's have been bone chilling with the wind beating me to a Popsicle pulp as I have been working outside every day. So it's time for one of my all time perfect food's ...Soup, of course! I made potato soup all thick and bubbly. To accompany, it just made perfect sense to have a grilled sandwich, and oh boyee do I have a fantastic combo I hope you will try: Black Forest ham, Havarti cheese, aaaand here's the kicker.. Fig Jam! I grilled this tasty delight on ciabatta bread and was in heaven as I spooned warm bites of soup, and alternating bite's of figgy sweet ,salty sandwich, then chased it all down with some Birch Beer ( like root beer) I picked up from an awesome Mennonite store. Need I say more folk's? ... Oh yes I do... Welcome to fall!!!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Watercolor watermelon

It may officially be fall, but the farmer's market's are still offering the last of the land's produce, and we were easily impressed by a 36 plus lb heirloom yellow spotted watermelon that looked more like an exotic pumpkin than a melon.  All it took was the farmer 's promise that it was the sweetest we would ever taste, and next minute I had it hoisted on my shoulder with the thought that we may need to evict a passenger in the van to seat belt this puppy in!
Alas all arrived home safely, the behemoth was chunked and divided, and  of course sampled and found sweet and juicy, and the seed's were promptly saved. Mr. Farmer said we could save those seed's and grow our own lovely speckled watermelon's , and so I prepared and dried them and thought they deserved a proper and pretty package to be stored in till they are scattered and yet again can grow us more sweet summertime deliciousness.