Hungry for fall flavours
- September 21, 2009 2:17 PM |
- By Jessica Wong
By Jessica Wong, CBCNews.ca
With a pitiful, rainy Toronto summer now officially done, I'm really looking forward to my favourite season of the year: autumn. I love the combo of cool mornings and warm afternoons, chic blazers and sleek jackets over slacks and especially the rich, fall foods that come along with the season.
Not long ago, a friend mentioned sitting down to a beef stew for dinner. "Too early!" I exclaimed. In the few weeks since, however, I have to admit that my own tastes are following hers towards cozy, comforting foods in the same vein.
I had my first roast beef dinner in months just this past weekend. One of my colleagues has already begun taking orders for the annual apple pie fundraiser she participates in (what's better than donating to good cause in exchange for delicious homemade pies?)
With Thanksgiving on the way, I've already begun contemplating different menus: golden and juicy turkey or a spiral-cut ham? Ginger-glazed carrots or caramelized yams?
At the farmer's market last weekend, it was the brussels sprouts that called out to me more than the tomatoes — though I dutifully picked up some of those too.
What do you look forward to eating come autumn? What are your favourite fall foods?
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