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apple picking + fall recipes

This fall weather is AMAZING. Jean-jacket-and-scarf amazing, especially when my jacket is now adorned with this super cool pie pin. Somehow after 23 years, the novelty of this seasonal change still hasn’t worn off for me. The changing colours, crisp temperatures, abundant produce, the smell of apple pie in the oven or soup slowly simmering on the stove top still make me feel giddy. We went on a drive the other day north of Kingston and explored all these beautiful rural roads, the trees lining the roads to create this beautiful orange-hued canopy. I might have ruined it by commenting, “Holy shit this is beautiful!” one too many times.

I’m also pleased because even though winter is coming, I enjoy cooking way more when the temperature drops. I prefer hearty fall and winter vegetables to summery ones, and there is no part of me that wants to crank up the oven on a hot August day. I’m looking forward to soups and stews, roasted veggies, and stick-to-your-ribs type meals, which I can’t seem to accomplish in the summer.

One of my favourite things about fall is apple picking, strolling up and down the long rows of trees, filling my basket with crisp and shiny apples. And testing a few along the way, quality assurance y’know?

No recipe from me today, as I’ve been working a ton lately which means I’m tired and full of more excuses than usual 😀 But here are some pretty good looking things that other people are creating:

Hot For Food – Salted Caramel Apple Crumble Tart

Two Red Bowls – Kabocha + Caramelized Onion Galette

My New Roots – White Lentil Risotto

I Will Not Eat Oysters – Kabocha + Havarti Pockets

Oh Ladycakes – Caramel Swirl Apple Cake

The Faux Martha – Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts

Cheers pals, happy autumn!

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