Top 5 Fall Foodie Bucket ListFriday, September 09, 2016
It's officially fall!
While it's sad to see summer depart, there's something magical about fall that has me looking forward to change. Between the pumpkin spice lattes, cozying up by the fire, and snuggling up next to my sweetheart sipping on warm apple cider, there's not much I don't like. But of course there is quite a variety for food lovers to eagerly anticipate about the cooler season ahead.
To celebrate this beautiful season, vow to take full advantage and enjoy all the foods the season has to offer by crossing items from this fall foodie bucket list. Get started as soon as you can because we might not want to hear it, but we know it's true - winter is coming.
1. Bake an Apple Pie
Spread fall cheer by making a freshly baked apple pie - it's the perfect fall culinary activity. From completely traditional pies with flaky, light, delicious crust–from scratch and apples doused in savoury spices to deep fried variations and others made heavenly rich with caramel, an apple pie will always bring a smile.
2. Go Apple Picking
Apples are the quintessential fruit of fall - roast them, bake them or simply eat them raw. Sure, you can buy apples in a store. But nothing says fall like picking your own apples right off the tree. What better way to enjoy a fall day than getting the family or friends out of the house and into the country. Besides, is there anything more delicious than taking a bite from a perfectly luscious apple plucked right from the tree? I certainly don't think so!
3. Sip Apple Cider
With the changing leaves and the crisp autumn air, it's time to fully embrace the season with another delightful warm beverage - apple cider. Spicy, tart and refreshing, apple cider hits on all the right fall notes. Whether it be homemade or from your local farmers market, sit back, relax and welcome fall with open arms.
4. Spice it up with Pumpkin
Whether it is sweet pumpkin pie or a savoury pumpkin mac n cheese, adding pumpkin to one of your favourite dishes this fall will give it that extra hint of warmth and flavour. Pumpkin is one of those things that just keeps giving this time of year - perhaps because here's no end to what you can make. If your dish has pumpkin, it's sure to be a hit! From breakfast to dessert and everything in between, the options for recipes are endless and will certainly have your kitchen smelling like fall!
5. Get to the Root
Either the star of the dish or a side, root vegetables are a prerequisite when cooking up a storm this fall. Mashed, roasted or raw, root vegetables are tasty and nutritious. Whether it be potatoes, onions, carrots, butternut squash, or beets - these satisfying beauties can be transformed into delicious dishes!
What are your favourite fall activities?