Harvest Time!

October 5, 2009 at 3:25 pm (cooking, food, new york city, plants)

We’ve been enjoying the fall in NYC again!  Crisp cool air, blue skies, flaming trees!  It’s the best time to be here, in my opinion.  Certain people, like Mark, may try to convince you that it’s best in the summer.  But hot in NYC means hot and sticky and muggy and stuffy and stinky.  Don’t be fooled.

Why is fall considered the time for harvesting?  It seems like at least as much stuff is harvested in spring and summer.  Maybe it’s because stuff you gather in the fall is stored to help you get through the winter.  But then they should call it storing time, not harvesting time.

We’re going apple picking this weekend to do some harvesting of our own.  In the meantime, I’ve been gathering lots of goodies from the farmers’ markets.  Summer may have the tastiest produce, but fall has lots of stuff that is fun to cook with.  I made a pumpkin-pear cider-apple cake.  And delicata squash with swiss chard and cipollini onions (spiced up with coriander, turmeric, and cinnamon).  Yum!  And some “Lakers soup” – butternut squash-corn-leek soup with purple cabbage.  And it’s not even Thanksgiving yet!

a.k.a. LSU Soup or Shaq Soup

And since we’re on the topic of harvests, my pepper plant is growing fruit!  I think there are 3 baby peppers growing!  It’s a little late, but it’s probably just confused because it’s in a yogurt container inside an apartment.

Maybe I should start a pool for their height and weight and birth date



  1. tp said,

    what kinda pepper is that? it looks like a flower pepper. do you think the flavor yogurt will have any effect on the pepper produced?

    • babblingblueberry said,

      I wound up eating the baby bell pepper sometime in December. Only half of it ever turned red. It was quite tasty, but it was only a tiny bite. Didn’t taste like yogurt. Maybe next time I’ll have to use a more highly-flavored yogurt.

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