Tag: fall

Fall Activities: County Line Orchard
Activities

Fall Activities: County Line Orchard

When you pull up to County Line Orchard, it looks like fall exploded there!  There are hay bales, pumpkins, tractors pulling kids along and dried corn stalks everywhere.  The smell of apple cider doughnuts wafts through the air and you will be able to count at least one person eating […]

Poblano Pepper and Butternut Squash Bake with Roasted Corn
Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Main, Sides, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Poblano Pepper and Butternut Squash Bake with Roasted Corn

After *another* weekend of buying entirely too much at the Farmer’s market, I was trying to decide what to make with my finds.  I ended up with a handful of poblano peppers because they were the perfect specimens, magazine worthy – shiny, crisp and fresh and the perfect size.  Poblano peppers are probably […]

Autumn Salad
Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Main, Salads

Autumn Salad

As the season changes, so does what I’m in the mood for.  The air gets chillier, the leaves start to turn and I start to crave warm foods.  Warm can apply to a lot of food features: temperature, spice level, even the way it makes you feel.  This salad nailed […]

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Breakfast, Brunch, Featured Item, Gluten Free, Smoothie, Snack

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

It’s that time of year again.. pumpkin has exploded and flavored anything and everything in its path!  It almost feels like Starbucks dictates the beginning of fall depending on when they bring the pumpkin flavor back.  I’m a lover of pumpkin and squash year round so I consider this time […]

Roasted Acorn Squash
Vegetables

Roasted Acorn Squash

It’s just getting to be that time of year when squash is everywhere at the Farmer’s Market and pumpkin has taken over every coffee, pastry and everything else in sight!  The air is cooler when you leave the house in the morning and your eyes don’t bulge out of your head […]

French Onion Soup
Dinner, Lunch, Main, Soup

French Onion Soup

Chicago is already moving towards fall.  I hope this isn’t true but considering a light jacket is needed in the morning and night, I fear it might be.  And although I’m not ready to see the summer leave yet, I do love fall.  There is something about the crisp smell […]