All posts filed under: fall

Pumpkin Pots de Creme

Leave a comment
custards & pudding / desserts & sweets / fall / In the Garden / In the Kitchen / Uncategorized
20160909_152510

I‘m not much for the pumpkin spice hype that comes in play at the first sign of frost. I am however, a pumpkin fiend. I love it sweet, I love it savory. With butter, as butter, warm and spicy; it brings me joy. While we have ripe pumpkins coming off the vine this early September, I’m not quite ready to jump head first into pie mode. This time of year, when it is warm during […]

Fresh from the Field Pumpkin Pie

desserts & sweets / fall / In the Garden / In the Kitchen / pies & tarts / Uncategorized
imageedit_8_5249720983

Pumpkin pie and I have made a bit of a journey together. Up until a decade or so ago, I used canned pumpkin and its accompanying recipe for my pie. It was good. Libby’s had a bit of a lock on the pumpkin pie market and deservedly so. Canned pumpkin, canned milk, sugar, eggs, spices. Easy as pie, right? It wasn’t until I started buying sugar pumpkins, at the farmer’s market, and subsequently growing my […]

Dried Persimmons

Leave a comment
fall / In the Garden / In the Kitchen / In the Larder
persimmon1

Persimmons seem to be a bit misunderstood. Some varieties need to ripen on the tree and be very soft, otherwise they are astringent, while others can remain very firm and be sweet. Personally, I prefer Fuyu persimmons. They do well in the area where we live, and grow abundantly through the fall. Firm and sweet, they are delicious off the tree, sliced in salads, frozen and enjoyed as an icy treat, and dehydrated into sticky […]