It is obvious to me now
...that I have finally gotten over my end of summer blues and am once again embracing my inner orange. With caveats.
David Leibovitz writes a blog about "the sweet life in Paris." If you are a Francophile like me, you will want to read his blog (and books). HIs recent post highlights the fall markets and has some pretty luscious photos that has me wanting to get on a transatlantic flight by the end of this day. Pardon me, while I go have a cigarette to calm my lusts. Oh, that's right, I don't smoke.
I love vegetables. All kinds. Freshly steamed, grilled, even baked ones. But mostly, I love artichokes. A fifth-grader once wrote, " You have to really love artichokes, because eating an artichoke is like cleaning your room."
I have saved Williams-Sonoma's 30 Days of Pumpkin Recipes, although I only have 26 days left to do so. Hmmm...it doesn't look good. And although I grow fonder each year of pumpkin flavors, I have never enjoyed pumpkin pie, though husband loves it. (Yes, you can figure that he doesn't get it made for him by his loving wife much. At all. At that I have failed.) Also, admittedly, I am pretty exhausted with pumpkin spice everything. That all said, the recipes over there sure look good. Especially the recipe for Calorie Palooza, otherwise known as
They call them Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Bars, but with candied pecans and whipped cream? I call it the Calorie Palooza, of which they speak. Nevertheless....
The blog over there is pretty interesting, too, for food lovers, if not cooking-lovers, the categories into which I fit. Check out the Sites We Like if you have hours to lose.
I have brought out the branches, pumpkins, gourds, and leaves and am ready to hit the deck.