Monday, September 13, 2010
Missing my honey...
Honeycrisp apple that is! I cannot wait for them to come back into season. The apples pictured above are Fuji Apples -- the apples that hold me over until autumn brings the plethora of apples back into the markets. Has anyone seen honeycrisps in their local market??
In keeping with cold mornings, Steel cut oats are making a comeback. Though I used to make complicated, flavorful combinations like White Chocolate Cheesecake Raspberry , and Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal . These days I tend to be keeping things simple with Steel Cut Oats cooked in vanilla soymilk -- mix in fresh farmers market strawberries, and top with a few more for eye candy and you have the perfect morning oatmeal to bridge the gap between summer and fall.
Admittedly, just looking at the pictures of the pumpkin pie oatmeal is making me want to head to the store to pick up some canned pumpkin......I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE autumn and winter. Yes, I actually enjoy the occasional cloudy day -- it provides the opportunity to cozy up under a soft blanket, with a cup of warm tea; the excuse to accessorize with cute hats, beanies and winter coats; and prompts lots of jovial get-togethers. Finally, the spices of season warm my heart and soul: pumpkin pie spice, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg -- spice cake like Monet made, apple cider, gingerbread cookies. ( Ok, now i'm daydreaming and I should really be heading off to the gym ...)