Seasonal & Must’s
I opened up the mail to find the new Ikea catalog
Not that I needed an excuse or anything to go into the store and see what they have that’s new for fall.
Does home decorating really have seasons?
Sure, we may all put up a few decorations for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukah, but no one I know has the means, or desire, to change their home decor with the seasons.
Then again, maybe I know the wrong people because that does sound sort of fun.
Just like Instagram pics can be fun when I am rolling with the iPhone and not the DSLR
Seasonally, when it gets colder out, I switch from eating lots of summer, fresh, juicy fruit
To more vegetables
And more roasted root veggies
And you can use this “marinade” for veggies other than carrots.
Like squash or yams or rutabaga or pasnips, turnips, even zucchini.
Or roast some beets using this recipe and method:
Don’t dismiss beets until you try them this way. Even if you “don’t like beets”, just try them thatway.
I never liked beets either until I figured out how to prepare them.
The seasons are changing and it never did get hot in my corner of San Diego. I only turned my A/C on once this summer. For an hour.
I am hoping for an Indian Summer and a hot snap in September and October as is usually the case in SoCal.
Til then, I’ll just enjoy the Sunflowers
And enjoy my coffee. Coffee is not seasonal for me.
And go figure, I can drink scalding hot coffee year round.
As well as drink vanilla iced coffees year round.
Coffee is universal and always in season.
And Chocolate + Peanut Butter (+ Sugar) is always in season too
A no-bake recipe from my Grandma that has been around for a half century. She loved coffee, chocolate, and peanut butter, too. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree.
From my last post, Projects & Telling, it sounds like with some things, many of you said you tell others about it to hold yourself accountable but with other things, you like to keep it more under wraps. I’m similar.
And yes, one day I hope to include photography as a career path, in some way. Just like yoga is a life path, I am never “away” from it. It is always with me, on and off the mat.
I view photography as similar; it’s always with me. My mind is always seeing and creating pictures, stories, images. Even if I am not actually holding a camera.
1. What are you excited to eat this fall/winter? What are you going to miss from the summer?
I am going to miss all the summer fruit! So juicy, fresh, abundant. Peaches, plums, nectarines, watermelon!, apricots, pluots. I will miss you all!
And yes, I am excited to roast veggies and I know some people get really excited about apples or pumpkins and for me, they’re “okay”, but I love summer, warm weather, raw-ish foods so I will be sad to say goodbye to summer. Even if it never did get real hot here.
2. Any foods that no matter the time of year, you just have to have them?
I have to have:
Fresh Produce in general and in abundance
My countertop is always full of ripening fruits and veggies and my refrigerator is always stocked
My one-a-day habit
Cold salads + raw veggies are musts
And so are:
What are your must haves?
P.S. Thanks for your entries on the Say NO to Auto Giveaway and I’ve really enjoyed reading what it is with your camera, photography, or with shooting manually that you enjoy and also what has you stumped. Keep your giveaway entries and thoughts coming. Winner announced Friday!