|Summer squash - one of the first to go with frost|
|Kale - tastes even better after frost|
From the Kitchen. Frost and cool weather lead me to process the summer crops and start thinking about heavier meals like root vegetables - Sunday Ken's aunt, uncle, and cousin and wife came by and I served chicken, rice, cooked beets warmed in butter, olive oil and crushed fennel seeds and a medley of sauteed onions, sliced carrots, and sliced cabbage with thyme and cream added just before serving.
Now is when I start lighting the cook stove and making slow cook dishes like beans, and I start lighting the gas oven for roasted vegetables - medleys of onion, carrots, beets, and other root vegetables. I cut into chunks, toss in oil and herbs and roast in a shallow pan, turning frequently.
I am still eating all those delicious summer vegetables, but now I am cooking the tomatoes instead of eating them raw. Ken made two delicious meals - a tomato sauce with onions, tomatoes cut in chunks, peppers, garlic - we have had it with pasta. He also made a tasty cream soup of carrots onions, and other items he found in the kitchen. He added ginger and it was a warming treat on that cool night.
'Til next week