Blue Sky Farm

My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

September 25, 2010

Fall is showing up at Blue Sky Farm

 Yes, I am sure, It is Fall, and although it was a beautiful sunny day, resembling summer, this morning it was a lot cooler and you know how you can smell fall in the air? That early dampness from the nights frost.. the smell of fresh mowed hay in the distance and fading flower scents. I love it. This morningI took a couple photos of my little bit of fall. Here the Dining room table has a few farm visitors.. Mr. Piglet and Mr & Mrs Speckles. I see those flowers are almost fading dropping petals... but they were so pretty.


As I looked around I spotted my coffee table dressed also for Autumn. Martha's Living magazine came yesterday and I love the cover don't you? The pistachio nuts and candy corn were a treat from last weeks trip to Harry & David's and Boy do I love that store. I could have spent  hours there.



Awake way to early  this morning, laying in bed thinking of food again....( do you do that?)Think of food, I mean like "What  you are going to make for dinner, before its even Breakfast?"I do that often. Anyway,
I had the idea to make some croutons from some left over artisan rosemary bread. I had just enough to keep &
I cubes it and drenched it with olive oil and sprinkled garlic,thyme and some chili pepper seasoning over them, and toasted them in a 325 oven for about 45 minutes. The house smelled heavenly.  Oh Gosh! You can imagine can't you? A Carmel Spice Candle  burning and toasted bread... ahhhhh!

So what are croutons good on besides salads? Soup... And Fall at our house  brings out the flavors of Soup. I used some of our Yukon Gold potatoes and some North Country German Sausages from our local butcher and was very pleased  at how Great they blended together with some fresh grated Parmesan cheese and freshly chopped parsley...I guess I should have posted this over in my Thishensacookin blog page.
  I did post the Peach and Pepper Jam there. So
go on in the kitchen and check that out while you are here....Besure to leave me a note that you were there...

 



1 comment:

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Soup with croutons...that dish has my name all over it. It looks wonderful. I love homemade croutons.

Yes, I'm feeling fall here also although it was about 82 degrees today. Warm enough to feel sun kissed, cool enough for my painter to be comfy as he finished my porch. Woo Hoo! They are paid and DONE so now I have to wait for the paint to completely dry before fall decorating.