A change of seasons.

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Five days before I took this picture I had what was quite likely my last swim of the year.  The snow didn’t stick around too long but it was certainly a treat getting to see all the fall colours draped in white.

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I managed to harvest the last of my  produce – carrots, beets and Jerusalem artichokes. And I planted my garlic – about 120 plants. I haven’t done a good job of putting my main veg garden to bed yet – maybe this weekend. There’s still chard, kale and herbs in the garden and I’m trying to eat them every day. 

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Lots of cooking and canning still. A bushel of apples became sauce..

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…and a pie

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A soup of ginger, miso and mushrooms with rice may have had too much going on in the bowl but it was pretty awesome anyway.

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And a couple of variations of Yotam Ottolenghi’s Hummus Kawarma – marinated lamb served with hummus, herbs, almonds and fresh made pita.

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Very good.

The fermented hot sauce was a winner for sure. And the pancetta that I started to cure back in May is making it’s way into all sorts of dishes.

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It pleases me that I’ve started to add cured meat to the list of things that I preserve at home.  I’m eagerly awaiting my pig butchery day and all that it may bring.  Lots of fun!

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