and its hot........and hot kitchens aren't fun for me - esp since we rarely use the air conditioner.
but once autumn hits - i start cooking again....and its usually tons of soup and chili.
last nite was my first official start to autumn cooking. i opened the pantry and found all the ingredients i needed for vegetarian chili. actually i don't really follow a recipe for chili since i make it so often. but i decided that i really wanted some cornbread with it. so i used a recipe from the blue heron ranch cookbook and whipped up some super easy - super quick cornbread....which i now can't stop eating.......
today is soup day - i love miso soup and tend to make that and eat it 3x a day (i like mine crammed full of tofu and seaweed and shitake mushrooms)... but i found a recipe for curried veggie soup that sounds good too.....
so i'm not sure which soup i'll end up making later - but i know i can't wait to jump right in.
oh - some of my other favorite autumn aromas:
- wood burning in our kitchen's fireplace
- warm apple cider the second before you take a sip
- crunchy leaves on the trails
- cinnamon and nutmeg
- chilly mornings
- my early morning or late evening tea