Friday, October 06, 2006

Autumn already...

So amazing isn't' it? The cycles of the season.
One day it's summer and the next day it's fall.
The warm, balmy breeze bringing the scent of summer fruit, is replaced by the crisp air, the smell of fresh rain and the turning toward the warmer, more substantial ingredients that seem to match the colors of autumn.
Take our friend the Acorn Squash for instance. Slice it in half and scoop out the seeds. Rub each half with a little olive oil (makes them shiny and not stick to the baking pan). Then fill it with anything you like, perhaps some diced apples, raisins, walnuts, some maple syrup and a little brown sugar? Fits perfectly into that scooped out hole in the middle! Then right into a pre-heated oven at 450 degrees for 35-40 minutes (good to keep an eye on it and poke it with a fork when nice and tender.
This recipe is simple, warming and very fulfilling and can be cut into smaller pieces to feed a hungry bunch of people! Perfect by itself, or as a side dish for a main course or soup.
Enjoy the colors of fall!

Think Peace!

The Hippy Gourmet

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