December is all about clementines. These I found at the grocery store yesterday.
The peels are soft and loose, and when you sink your fingers in for the first peel, it squirts delightful citrus.
Sweet, juicy and gorgeously delicious!
The harvest has just begun…….wonderful fruits like apples, and fresh vegetables like freshly dug carrots, are arriving, to make delicious homemade foods . I saw beautiful cauliflower heads in the store the other day. Plump, white and yummy looking. My favorite cooking time of year is fall, when I make big batches of comfort foods to warm the insides…….
Used a SB600 Nikon Flash and umbrella for these shots.
When I was a very young girl, 6 or 7 years old, my best friend and I would search the local fields for raspberries to pick. We would bring home bowls and bowls. Along with the raspberries came a huge poison ivy rash, so much so that I was hospitalized. It covered every inch of me. But, gee, we had fun picking and eating those raspberries…….
In later years, my Mom planted some in the corner of our backyard, and we would pick them daily.
One of the best things about summer, plump fresh raspberries…..
..mmmmmmmm yummmm…..these delicious shortbread cookies are filled with a jam center, and are hip enhancing too:)…..the last three………..
A week and a half ago, it felt like summer, the weather was in the high 20C (80F) and it was sunny and warm. One could see the leaves slowly changing color, yet for the most part, everything was still green. But knowing it was fall, I have been every day and every week doing fall chores and cleanup, otherwise everything happens at once, and then it is too late.
Three days ago, very few leaves had fallen….now my lawn is covered in oak leaves, a few you can see in the above harvest still life, with rain dew, as it had been raining on and off all day yesterday. NOWW……it feels like fall.:))
Boucle and I got caught in a fall downpour yesterday morning on our walk, you should see what sweetie-pie’s pouff looks like:) But we loved it, the unexpectedness of it, and the feeling of returning to a warm and dry home.
Hope the above gives you the cozy warm feel of a fall harvest. Stay warm and dry!