I love the fall. The cool weather is welcome after the grueling, humid summers on the east coast. To usher in the new season and changing foliage, I like to try a new dish. This tradition started a few years ago when my aunt asked me to make the broccoli-cheddar soup recipe she’d seen in a food magazine. I saw this as a culinary challenge and I accepted it! Cooking, much like writing, is about exploring the realms of creative possibilities.
I enjoy cooking with fresh vegetables and herbs. Celery, carrots and onions are a holy trinity for most soup recipes and there is no smell that compares to the blending of fresh vegetables and herbs in a stock pot.
For the past three years, I have been making homemade soups like chicken noodle, split pea and broccoli-cheddar. September is here, so I will begin my hunt for a new soup. I create my own recipes or try a recipe of a chef I like. Sometimes I borrow from a few recipes and add a little something of my own.
Recently, I’ve attempted to make an apple pie. It’s pretty good for my first try at homemade pie, but it’s still a work in progress. Lol.
What’s your fall food ritual?
What foods are appealing to you in autumn?
Share your thoughts!
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