Monday, October 27, 2008

A Perfect Autumn Day (in the midst of chaos)


Went to Monterey Market to pick out produce for a winter vegetable soup. When I drove up, I spied a mass of giant pumpkins. It was no surprise that the front entrance is surrounded by crates of squash, a variety gourds and pumpkins in all sizes. I immediately wanted to abandon my veggie soup for something more festive (and orange), but instead I also purchased some apples an came home to make spiced apple butter...

The recipe is from epicurious, which never fails to impress. Of all the online recipe sites, I find epicurious to be consistently good. Making preserves was a nice respite to the mess and stress of endless packing. Having a very precise set of steps to follow helped clear my mind this morning. I was tired after a drive to Pt Reyes Station at 6am, but am ready for an afternoon of packing and vegetable soup!


2 comments:

elisabeth alexander (elisabeth engel) said...

I love your pumpkin photos so much. The pumpkin is just such a perfect object - it's colors, shape and all.

ccerruti said...

Thank you;its a great think to photograph!