Recipe adapted from chow.com
Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens
2/3 cup mashed squash pulp (see Cook’s note)
2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey; or 1 tablespoon brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon fresh orange or lemon juice (orange is sweeter)
1/2 teaspoon ground sage (optional)
Salt to taste
Recipe adapted from marthastewart.com
2 pears (ripe but still firm), cored and quartered
2 red onions, each cut into 6 wedges
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon orange zest (optional)
The mornings have become brisk and the days are growing shorter; fall is approaching rapidly in the Capay Valley. Technically, it will be officially here in less then a week. There is much to be excited about with its arrival. In the shop we are looking forward to enjoying some cooler temperatures to work in. We’re hoping you’ll be inspired by all of the delicious fall fruits and vegetables that are coming into season at our farms.
The next 2-3 weeks a critical time for us, and our performance now will determine the success of the winter vegetables. I have finally, after about 35 years of learning, (hard to get it in, hard to get it out of my head), have come to see that planting for the winter after about October 1 in Yolo County is a roll of the dice, and it is really more restrictive than that.
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Originally hailing from Iowa in the late 19th century, Red Delicious is the quintessential apple. The Bisbee is sweet, crisp & flavorful - perhaps the best Red Delicious.
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