Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall in Florida

I've lived in Florida most of my life. Florida has many wonderful benefits. No need for three wardrobes, pretty beaches and lots of things to do and see. We have a diverse population. Lots of amazing restaurants and great parks like Bush Gardens and Disney.

 Florida has many flaws. Cranky old people. Cranky young people. Hot & steamy summers. Sometimes hot & steamy spring and fall as well. The only way to truly enjoy the heat is to love the beach and while I really enjoy a good beach visit, I am not a beach bum. I much prefer gardening in the cool morning breeze or taking a brisk walk along a wooded trail.

Well, because I like to make the best of things I am trying to find the best things about Florida this season. This fall I plan on really making it feel like fall in my house with in- season foods and smells. This means pumpkin, squash, pears, sweet potato casserole, rich greens like kale and Swiss chard. Smells like spicy Cinnamon and cloves. Carving pumpkins, visiting a pumpkin patch and taking evening walks when time allows.

I plan on trying at least one new pumpkin recipe a week and would LOVE it if you would share your favorite fall recipe with me. So far my all time favorite fall recipe is garlic roasted butternut squash cubes on Rosemary skewers with fresh mozzarella and a drizzle of EVOO. Perfect as a side dish or as an appetizer.


  1. I love pumpkin recipes and need to start doing more of them. Another wonderful fall item to cook with is apples! I started making dishes this week using apples (we went apple-picking, so we have a bunch!) and there are so many things you can do with them. I will be posting them on my blog sporadically. Following you from Bloggy Moms. Love your blog! :-)


  2. I love apple recipes too! I just saw a Brussels Sprout salad recipe with apples that I cannot wait to try. Thanks for the follow! I'll follow back!


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