Cold weather is afoot. Winter is nigh. OK, maybe Winter isn’t that close, but the weather is really starting to change. The nights are getting a bit nippy and the days are about perfect hoodie weather. An Old Fashioned a night helps keep me warm. We are in the midst of the 6 weeks of perfect North Dakota weather. Three of them happen in Spring and the other three are upon us, presently. Sometimes I wish I could hibernate like a bear, but then I guess I would miss all the ice fishing!
We got our first pumpkin from the garden. Now, I don’t really buy into all the fall frenzy surrounding pumpkin spice double macchiatos or whatever the drink du jour is. I will have my coffee black, please. I do, however, appreciate the opportunity to look at the ingredients that this season has to offer and relish new dishes I can make straight from the garden and our CSA.
I usually end up making at least one savory pumpkin soup a year and really am looking forward to it. It must have been 5 or 6 years ago, but I remember listening to A Splendid Table about Fall time and a segment on soups that were baked right in the pumpkin. That must have really stuck with me, as I tried it that year and it was good fun. Find pumpkins small enough and you can have little individual soups that are cute and tasty.
My method for making pumpkin soups has changed, but the premise is still the same and I still love a pumpkin soup. I love a soup that has pumpkin, cream, and sausage in it. And butter, can’t forget the butter. Oooh. my mouth is watering. Maybe this year I will actually document what I am doing. Good thing I have a blog, right?
Oh, and I saw this blog post on pumpkin pasta this morning. I have sage growing and we have pumpkins coming, so I am pretty sure this is an inevitability. It looks so tasty. Or perhaps I will try a ravioli with it.
Sleeping all night
My sweet little puppy dog, Kate Winslet, just did not sleep all night. She was getting up once or even twice a night. And I get it, perhaps she had to pee, but not all of these barking sessions were to use the little girls room. We would get outside and she would want pets. UGH!
FINALLY! She is sleeping the entire night on a regular basis. Holy camoly that sucked. She is turning into quite the sweet puppy dog/drool monster.
WHAT A GREAT SITE! Serious Eats I know they don’t need the plug, but I find myself reading these guys religiously. They have that science and history angle that I really like. They love food, but they also love the story behind the food, which I really appreciate.
My blogging buddies
I find myself going back to the sites of my peers (people who have been food blogging for a little bit and I can tell work very hard at it). Just want to share and recognize the people who I like reading.
Peace out, ladies and gents! Have a great weekend and may your bounty be plentiful!
Oh. I forgot. This. Peter Parsons.