Yesterday was the Autumn Equinox. It’s officially fall!
I probably shouldn’t like fall so much because it means the end of the gardening season, but I can’t help it. The leaves have begun to turn colors here, but according to the Farmer’s Almanac, peak fall foliage in Oregon will be mid-October (click the Farmer’s Almanac link to find out when peak fall foliage will be in your state).
I “celebrated” (if you can call it that) the start of fall yesterday by googling apple recipes (an activity which I very much enjoy, as a matter of fact) . There is only so much applesauce a person wants to eat….
Some intriguing ideas I came across:
- Spiced Apple Cider in a Slow Cooker (spoonuniversity.com)
- Apple Walnut Bars (spoonuniversity.com)
- Kale & Apple Soup (thekitchn.com)
- Slow Cooker Apple Butter (mybakingaddiction.com)
- Apple Butter Recipe (stovetop) (nytimes.com)
- Apple Coleslaw (adayinthekitchen.com)
- Vanilla Bean Pear Sauce (smittenkitchen.com)
- French Onion and Apple Grilled Cheese (halfbakedharvest.com)
- Mom’s Apple Cake (smittenkitchen.com)
- Apple Spice Sorbet (mynewroots.org)
- Cinnamon Baked Apples (minimalistbaker.com)
- Apple Cider Rooibos Hot Toddy (minimalistbaker.com)
For dinner yesterday, I made a kale and apple salad, inspired by this Kale Salad on Cookie+Kate. I didn’t have cranberries, radishes, pecans, or goat cheese, so I just used kale, an apple, and walnuts. Delicious! I love kale salad! I usually make some sort of kale salad for Thanksgiving, but I should really make it more often.
I’m headed up to Seattle this weekend, and Nate and I will probably be eating apples with every meal. I’ll let you know if we find a particularly good recipe.