Temperatures are dropping, darkness comes earlier each evening, leaves are changing colors, and pumpkins are being sold on many street corners. Here are a few things that I consider to represent the start of fall:
1. Warm soups, stews, and crock pot meals.
2. An abundance of squashes and gourds. Butternut, delicata, and kombucha are just a few of my favorites.
3. A new season of farmer's market produce (turnips!) and a hot caramel latte to sip on while strolling from vendor to vendor.
4. Roasted vegetables with nearly every meal. My oven can go nearly the entire summer without getting turned on more than a few times a month, yet the second the weather cools off it's on a few time a week. Broccoli and turnips were the roasting victims this week.