Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you all had a fun and safe evening. As for us, we have been celebrating Halloween for nearly a week now. It all started last Friday when we went to Boo at the Zoo and boy was it a blast! Here is a pic of all of us dressed up in our costumes.
Two bakers with our adorable and delicious cupcake! We were originally planning on a Sesame Street theme this year since Harper LOVES Elmo, but when we saw this costume at Target, we just couldn’t resist. Plus, who knows? This uniform might come in handy one day ;)
From cupcakes to veggies, time to get this party started!
Last week we had a total of 24 link ups! And again, it appears to be all about the squash. We had some Squash Tortilla Soup, Squash and Pumpkin Gnudi, Squash Enchiladas, and Squash with Pasta. Fall is looking mighty delicious :) Thanks to everyone who linked up. We are sad to see some of our participants link up for the last time as their CSA season has ended. But we hope you continue to visit and as always we love to hear your ideas on what to do with all this fresh produce!
So let’s check out this week’s tricks and treats…
A pumpkin! A pumpkin! For week’s now I have seen tons of folks with pumpkins in their boxes. And to be honest, I started to harbor some pumpkin envy. So I was excited to finally have one of my own :) I am super grateful for all the previous pumpkin posts that have been linked up to the party because now I can learn what the heck to do with this thing! Looking forward to seeing what fresh pumpkin is all about.
My other surprise was white beets! I thought I had seen it all, but apparently I was wrong. I’m most excited because white beets means less mess when I am cooking up a batch of beet fritters. No more stains :)
One of my favorite fall dishes is Braised Pork with Orange and Fennel. I made it the last time we got fennel, but I can’t resist making it again. The flavors are just so delicious and since it cooks for quite a while it gives the house such a lovely aroma. The onions will come in quite handy for this dish as well. I normally serve it with white rice, but seeing those spuds makes me think that it would be delicious atop a bed of creamy mashed potatoes. And as always, I plan to accompany my dinner with a trusty green salad (because butter lettuce makes the best salads!).
I am dying over this fruit! Loving fresh strawberries this late in the season. Harper was on those right away (in fact one of the pics I took has a half eaten strawberry in it…). I am actually thinking about cooking up some oatmeal and slicing some on top. Such a yummy way to start the day. I am also stoked about the pears. Pears always remind me of fall. I love to snack on them as long as the skin is off. I can’t stand the skin. Too tough. And finally, fuji apples. They are my favorite variety. In fact, when we went apple picking a few weeks ago, I might have eaten 3-4 by myself. They are just so good!
Last but not least, tomatoes. After weeks and weeks of tomatoes, I am starting to get a bit uninspired. I have done my best to stay creative but I think I have hit a tomato wall. So all ideas are welcome :)
Your turn: What are some of your favorite ways to use the fruits and veggies shown? Any special recipe, tips or tricks you’d like to share? Looking forward to reading your responses :)
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