The thing that doesn't seem to sit with fall but excites me anyways is our citrus tree in our backyard is finally blooming! Citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, and limes feel so summery to me that I was surprised when I looked out the window the other day and saw 3 orange fruits on our tree! yippee! We had noticed one green fruit growing over the summer, and assumed that it would maybe be a lime when it was all done. But we were totally wrong and I'm glad we didn't pick it while it was green!
Having our fig tree bloom late summer, and then finding a giant rosemary bush along with this citrus delight makes me so happy! I've always wished to live somewhere where we could grow a mango tree in our backyard, but these fruit-bearing trees make me feel like we are getting pretty close to that. :). Can't wait to try it and figure out what we've been growing!
"Just me and you
Not so many things we got to do
Or places we got to be
We'll sit beneath the mango tree now" - Jack Johnson
Back to feeling fall...the other night I made an Acorn Squash Stuffed with Kale and Quinoa from a new cooking blog I found called Dolly and Oatmeal. Love this blog because it's all in season ingredients and leans towards the vegetarian side, both things we've been more into. The dish was actually the easiest thing to make and was so delicious! All I did was half the squash and roast it up for about 45 minutes. During that time you whip up some quinoa which involves all of just boiling water, and sauteed up some kale with onions, chickpeas and spices. Pretty easy. Pretty delicious. Kyle even took some the next day for lunch because it made so much. Definitely recommend this for a warm weeknight meal!
|I used olive oil and turmeric to roast the squash instead of za'atar.|
|Roasted onion, chick pea and kale mixture.|
|Final product! We also added some home made tzatziki sauce to top!|
Getting ready for my birthday coming up this week as well as some much anticipated fall visitors! Xoxo