We're thrilled about the sunshiny weather we've had this past week, even if it is officially cold and windy outside! With the sun melting the first frost and the last of the leaves, we thought it'd be nice to post something warm and cozy-feeling to celebrate this week of cooking, gatherings, and Thanksgiving festivities. We've been having so much fun at the shop - up to our elbows in spiced candles, Christmas ornaments, and various stacks of amazing cookbooks. We have an impressive collection of seasonal harvest-inspired cookbooks right now that make us want to camp out in the kitchen all week with the crock pot on and an oven filled with savory tarts, pumpkiny sweets, and roasting chestnuts! We relish this time of year with its bountiful harvest and festive occasions that draw us out to the farmers markets and inspire a creative kitchen. Here's a few of our favorite harvest food picks! Enjoy!
YUMMM. This autumnal take on bruschetta is a winning combo of sweet-roasted pumpkin and creamy goat cheese dashed with spicy arugula.
Pickle it! You can pickle anything these days and turn it into a bright and flavorful feast - like the pickled beet and acorn sqaush platter we found here!
The autumn harvest is all about soup! Roasted squash, golden chestnuts, and buttery mushrooms are some of our favorite ingredients for these simple, warming meals (these soups found here, here, and here.)
We found these incredibly wild mushrooms here!
Wild mushrooms are abundant this time of year. Check out the receipe for these delicious, melt-in-your-mouth mushroom toasts over at Smitten Kitchen!
Savory, savory, savory! We think the humble brussel sprout, roasted to perfection with some apples, could steal the spotlight this Thanksgiving. And we'll definitiely be having a slice of Yotam Ottolenghi's caramelized garlic tart! (These savory dishes found here and here).
Give us a spoon! What a treat it would be to crack into this creme brulee pumpkin pie!
Written by Holly (at ink & peat)