Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fall cooking…Join me…

Yep…That time of year. And while we don’t grow pumpkin and apples down here
I have enough northern roots left to want to cook with Fall.
which means I pretend 
Quintessential fall.
…Enter these two guilty characters
These two ought to be outlawed They are that dayum good together.
Regular Bonnie and Clyde of the salad set.
These two, and the fact that a very good friend who runs a 100 year old apple orchard in NY…who every year at this time…sends us a BIG box of straight off the tree apples. LOVE her and her apples!
Heirloom and tart, crisp and sweet
THAT is the fall I remember. Bring it ON!
My cooking juices get going….on windy, salty ocean swept days.
Today we are making a Quinoa salad with apples and cranberries, toasted walnuts and gouda.
I am adding the crunch of crisp fennel….that goes SO well with apples. And peppery arugula
and red onions cooked in balsamic vinegar….Red Apple. Which I so happen to have. See Bonnie above.
I like to toast the quinoa in a dry hot pan after I have rinsed it….helps retain the crunch.
Bought some cider and a whole organic chicken…so am adding them to the party.
Hellooo  smoky warm Gouda.
I make a stuffing with dried whole grain  bread, onions, celery, diced apple …some cider…and lots of fresh sage.
Stuff the hen.
Baste with extra cider….A good friend in NYC taught me this way to cook a bird in the fall….and it is oh so perfect! And smells like fall and covered bridges and picking apples and…..
The salad is truly wonderful and would make  great vegetarian fare at your thanksgiving table…It tastes so much like thanksgiving…..I think Bonnie and Clyde add the perfect touch. You can add some of the roasted chicken to the salad for the next day. It’s THAT good!
It just doesn’t like to take pics as well as it should…
Or…is that me?
Quinoa Salad adapted from this fine recipe.
Chicken….ya gotta wing it.
Bonnie and Clyde found here
I LOVE fall….even though I have to borrow some of it.


Life Tastes Good said...

Oh that all looks and sounds so delish! Love roasted chicken! I made 2 today ;o) Have a super week!

Carla Aston said...

My goodness...that looks delicious. And your photography is amazing. I'm thinking...cookbook, girl. Get to it!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

It WAS delish! Cookbook would be fun...

Buy some cider! It is YUM!

VirginiaC said...

I think I may have to try that salad, looks very healthy.
I myself roasted an organic chicken yesterday for lunch, but I did not stuff the bird. I made a sweet potato pie to accompany it, so I guess that is fall-like cooking too

Renée Finberg said...

what time is dinner....
i will be flying right over your house
and i can parachute in for a bite and visit.


looks so yummy


rjerdee said...

Like I said, I've been trying to learn more about fall in Florida...

Ivy Lane said...

I am salivating! WOW, looks soooo yummy!!!! I love fall! Made cachet pots for me mums for the porch... check 'em out on my blog...

Happy Monday!

for the love of a house said...

wow that looks wonderful! love that even your apple cider is from NY! you always show the best recipes!

islandgal246 said...

now you have made me hungry with all that delicious looking food. Can you come over for the weekend?

Kelly@Bungalow Blue said...

This post makes me want to lick my laptop screen!

Francine Gardner said...

Not onlu are the images beautiful,but i can taste the salad, my favorite ingredients...

Tana Lopez said...

looks delicious!!!

anita said...

oh yum, you got me in the mood!!

been demo'ing inside a 100 year old house today. stripped 2 bathrooms of flocked wallpaper while the guys knocked down a chimmney inside the kitchen, and tore the ceilings down, open up walls ..

we girls actually mustered a bake chicken for dinner, but it wasnt
ANYTHING like yours!!

Kristin Peake Interiors said...

This looks phenomenal. My mouth is watering :) Great post, stop by if you get a free sec and have a great day.


Cobalt Violet said...

Yum yum yum!!!! Great photos too! I want that vinegar and oil combo! Sounds delicious!

Caron's Beach House said...

This looks totally yum! How funny, because I just got a whole chicken out of the fridge yesterday...


Christina Perraki said...

This looks really yammy!!!! Bon apetite.

Unknown said...

Your pics and the commentary are so good, it makes me drool. I'd like to pig out on it.

Carla Aston | said...

Looks and sounds very tasty! That salad would make a great Thanksgiving starter...

Stephanie said...

oh my...yum

am bookmarking these recipes, I haven't seen rainbow quinoa.

and, I can hear those waves braking in your early dawn.

Melissa said...

Looks amazing!!! I like the idea of toasting the quinoa. Can't wait to try this recipe.


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