Monday, September 24, 2012
first autumn weekend
The first weekend of autumn was the quintessential celebration of the season. We spent the weekends with the first fire of the season, roasting marshmallows and warming ourselves against the chill of the evening. We also helped watched some friend brew beer, which was a fascinating experience. I, looking through the lens of having done a bit of fermentation and cheese-making, observed some similarities and many differences. The art and science of making ancient and artisanal foods is such an intriguing process to learn. We wrapped up our weekend with a meal directly from our garden and other local harvest. Every ingredient in our spaghetti squash with homemade sauce was from within 15 miles except the olive oil and salt. A lovely way to start the autumn season, I think.