Summer's EndI

Usually the end of summer is bittersweet for me.  The kids go back to school, there seems to be less freedom with everyone's schedules and the carefree summer vibe slowly recedes.  Fortunately it is followed by autumn, a beautiful season here in Minnesota.  I am ready for a wardrobe change as the weather starts to cool down and it feels good to put on a sweatshirt and a great pair of boots.  In my garden, the harvest is bountiful.  I have so many tomatoes and so much kale that I need to get creative with my cooking and preserving techniques.  I even got a few delicata squash...a sure sign of autumn.  I have been buying local, non GMO, organic corn and blanching it, cutting it off the cob and freezing it.  It is a tedious task but is well worth it when we can have fresh corn in as a side,  in chowder,  or corn fritters,  in the cold winter months.

I have updated my Gallery to accommodate the season!  Check it out.