As much as I love summer. Autumn brings change and we all know change is good! We are lucky to live in a climate that brings us the beauty of the four seasons.
It seems as soon as September 1st hits and the kids are back to school, we start to see a change in the weather. A briskness to our mornings, the days get shorter (which I do not like) and the leaves start to change to the autumn hues of yellow, red and orange.
Sounds like the perfect time to bring out the fall inspired Butternut Squash and Apple soup. So yummy and the color, reminds me of fall.
Ladies (and gents too!) I have a problem. It’s time to admit it. When summer comes, I become obsessed with the bounty of fresh fruits and veggies available both at the grocery store and Farmer’s Markets throughout the city.
Now, the obsession itself is not really a problem – fruits and veg? How can that be a bad thing? BUT, the problem really rears its ugly head when I am somehow compelled to purchase cases of said veggie or fruit, just because I am SO (in the moment) motivated and inspired by the sheer freshness of it all. I imagine that our family will be able to ingest all this fresh fruit prior to it going bad, or that I am going to can, freeze, or create anything and everything to use up my purchase.
Finally it is Spring! Nothing like the sweet smell of rain in the air – mixed with the pungent smell of aged dog poo and dust. Hmmm – that made a dark turn fast… lol.
Actually… where we are, spring is one of those seasons that may just come for a day or two – sandwiched between an unexpected snowfall and bizarre “drinks on the patio” warmth. The one thing spring does bring is the hope of warmer weather, longer days, and the introduction of the long awaited fresh, local produce in the grocery store. If you are like me, by this time of year you are itching to put those heavy wintery dishes aside for a few months and welcome in the fresh light meals that seem to accompany the warmer weather.