Fall is Here! (sort of)

I have been looking forward to fall for quite some time now. I’d have to say it is one of my favorite seasons. I love the fall colors, the food, the Starbucks drinks,  the holidays, celebrating my birthday in November, and the list goes on and on.

Today is September 28th and October is just around the corner, but I have yet to feel like it is fall at all. Where I live it is in the 90’s right now and feels like it is still the middle of summer. Despite the heat, today was the first day I actually felt like it was starting to turn to fall. This little guy below is the reason. Today my local farmer’s market started selling pumpkins. So far, it is mostly just little pumpkins like this one but hey, it’s a start! I can’t wait to decorate for fall. This weekend we are taking a trip to Apple Hill and I’m hoping to buy some more fall decorations there. Happy Fall everyone!

What is your favorite season?

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Grillin’

So I know I’ve been posting about food a ton lately..but hey, I like to eat! After visiting the market yesterday I had so many veggies that we decided to put all of them on the grill! And even a little fruit! That is one of my favorite things about summer, cooking outside makes everything taste better. We tried a few new things on the BBQ this time. We grilled apples and watermelon, which we’ve never had before. I loved the apples, but I’m not sure I’ll do the watermelon again. I found a recipe online that said to rub honey on the watermelon before grilling and I didn’t really love the flavor combination.

What is your favorite thing to grill?

 

Another Farmer’s Market Wednesday

Today I visited the farmer’s market twice. Once around 10:30 to beat the crowd and buy my fruit and veggies, and the again when I met my husband for lunch and we walked around to enjoy the weather and music. There is usually some sort of music playing at lunch time in the park on Wednesday’s and today it was especially good. I walked around listening to the man playing the sax and after a few seconds of wondering “why does this sound so familiar?” I realized he was playing a Michael Jackson song. I’d never heard a saxophone rendition of any Michael Jackson songs, but it was good! Gotta love Wednesdays!

Giant heirlooms. I wish mine grew like this!

The flowers at the market are so cheap!

The bundles were only $6 and the larger ones are just $10!

Actually, a pretty nice little Wednesday

I love Wednesdays! All because of one thing- the farmer’s market. There is a great one directly across the street from my work and I try to go every week. I stock up on way more than I can usually eat, but I just can’t help myself. I love watching the stands change over the weeks and months from the beginning of the summer until fall. I try to get something I’ve never tried at least a few times a month so I can have fun experimenting with cooking whatever new vegetable I choose. I’ve learned so much since I started going to this market 2 years ago. This weekend my husband and I are both going out of town (sadly to two different locations) so I didn’t want to buy a whole bunch this week. Instead, I helped my co-worker carry her abundance of veggies while snapping pictures of all the pretty fruits and veggies with my iphone! I’d say today has been ” actually, a pretty nice little Wednesday.”