Fall is an embarrassment of riches in the foodie world. Harvest season is in full swing and kitchen-istas can’t help but think about new recipes and fabulous flavor finds.
We’ve rounded up a list of things to do this fall, to stimulate those taste buds!
Keep going to farmers markets. When our kids head back to school, we tend to forget about the farmers markets but now is the best time of year to go. There is produce everywhere, fresh and delicious, for you to take home. We’ve got frugal tips for farmers markets to help you maximize your food budget.
The Food Waste Movie. Speaking of food budget, this movie, talks about how we waste 40 percent of our food we waste every year and how we can change those behaviors. Already released in Canada, this movie debuts in the U.S. in October. We can’t wait.
Gourd Me. Pumpkins and winter squash and gourds oh my! Yes, there will be all sorts of new things for soups, roasting, and even desserts. Get inspired in our recipe section or swap tips with your friends.
Pick Something. Lots of fruit trees are still coming in, take those bushels of apples or pears home for sauces, canning, and pies. How about a quick and easy baked apple recipe.
Pumpkin spice everything is not going away. Love it or hate it, it’s everywhere. We thought the peak was last year, but we are quite wrong. Embrace the pumpkin for more than just a holiday décor item.
Bake. Those 90° days when you eyed your oven, wondering when you’d bake again dissipated in a cool breeze. Go for ALL the options from roasts to cakes and more. I’m happiest when I’m baking, how about you?
Preserve it. Pickles, canning, drying, take all that amazing produce and shelve it/freeze it, whatever.
Throw a dinner party. Once the post-Labor Day frenzy settles down plan a dinner party and reconnect with your favorite humans. Go easy with a potluck, or go crazy with a lavish dress-up affair, whatever fits your style and budget.
Try a new wine. As we settle into fall dishes how about venturing into the wine department for a fresh pairing to go with it. New vintages are hitting shelves; your local merchant can unearth some gems for you to enjoy.
Take a Fall foodie class. Maybe it’ll be on food photography so you can wow your Instagram fans, or how about a cooking class to learn about unfamiliar cuisine. Take a foodie class to bring you closer to your food.
What do you think about our suggestions? What sounds tempting or what would you add to the list? If you experiment, let us know about your results. Happy Fall.