There’s a little chill in the air now, summer is over. You can smell it in the air. When the summer
starts to end, you feel the crispness of apples in the air. Suddenly, you feel like a cup of hot cocoa in the late afternoons, or a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. Apple strudel/cake or the German “Apfel Kuchen.” A lovely tradition in Europe, one I respect very much!
Still pretty warm here in SW WA, but soon the chill will be in the air….we have such an abundance of fruit and vegies grown in the Columbia River valleys that we’re pretty spoiled. Wonderful Farmers Markets until the end of October….and “home grown” beef, lamb, pork and chicken, if you are ready to pay the price. And this bounty is because of irrigation water made available by the dams on the Columbia. Oops, sorry, some people think dams are bad…all rivers should run free, but they also like to eat and have electricity to heat their homes and cook their food….interesting, no? See what that yummy picture got you? ;-}