As much as I love the laid back days of summer - I'm truly meant for the cool and crisp promise of autumn in New England.
Last week I fell in love with Renee's Roasted Tomato Soup recipe, but lamented the fact that our farm had just finished harvesting them. On an apple picking outing this weekend, I came upon a twelve pound box of roma"seconds" - perfect! I think it's funny (and sad at the same time) that farmstand "seconds" are better than the "firsts" that are sold in grocery stores.
I'm very happy to be making that soup today... with a farewell to summer basket of tomatoes no less. Somehow I think that makes for extra special soup.
We used a few of those tomatoes, the last zucchini from our garden, and the last potatoes from our farm to make this Vegetable Tian (I'm on Pinterest!) for dinner last night. It was the perfect rustic vegetable meal to fill our post-hike bellies.
Today... final shop orders (placed during Irene) will be finished up, bread needs to be made to go with the Roasted Tomato Soup, almonds are soaking for a batch of almond milk, and 60 pounds of apples are waiting to be processed. This is definitely my time of year.
Good Monday morning to you!