|One of the great things about fall is warm PJs and more snuggle time.|
|Eggplant before roasting|
Simple Recipe For Baba GanoushCut eggplant in half. Place upside down on baking sheet and roast at 375 until soft (15 - 20 min.). Cool. Scoop out the flesh and put it into a food processor. Add fresh garlic and salt to taste, about 2 T of lemon juice and 1 T of tahini. Blitz it in the food processor. Put into a bowl and drizzle a little olive oil on top. Eat!
Homemade pita chips are simple too. Cut pita into triangles. Place on baking sheet. Spray with baking spray and sprinkle with salt. Bake at 350 for about 10 min. or until toasty.
|Eggplant After Roasting|
|Baba with toasted pita chips|
|Vegis ready for making juice|
|Panzanella: My new favorite tomato dish. Thanks Gen!|
Fall Field TripLast Saturday we took a field trip to the Pumpkin Patch (On Rt. 11 near Mt. Airy Farm) and the Corn Maze in Mt. Jackson, VA. We had a great, great day! We picked our own pumpkins, headed to the Farmer's Market for homemade donuts and then spent the rest of the afternoon at the Corn Maze. In a year where the squash bugs destroyed any hope of a winter squash harvest, it was wonderful to have another local (and fun) option.
|The Woodsman hauls home the giant pumpkin.|
|Soccer Boy helped me cut all of these.|
|The donuts were gone too fast - this was the only picture I could get.|
|Slide on the hay elevator at the Corn Maze.|
|Bridge in the middle of the maze|
|Our fall display: the corn is ours. I loved growing Bloody Butcher corn. I can't wait to turn it into cornmeal.|
A Few Fall Recipes
Transitional Season CurryPut a large handful of chopped basil, garlic and fresh ginger into a skillet. Saute for a while. Add a half a can of coconut milk and vegis of your choice. I added sweet potatoes, tomatoes, carrots and cabbage.
SauerkrautThis is the first time I'm trying to make sauerkraut in years. It's quite simple. I shredded the cabbage, layered it with salt and tamped it down tight. I then moved it to the basement to ferment and cure for six weeks. I'll get back to you.
|Transitional Season Curry|
|Sauerkraut: Week 1|
|Tamped down kraut. I covered it with a water filled zip lock back to form an air lock.|