Everyone always gets so excited about summer produce. Tomatoes! Zucchini! Berries! All of those things are pretty great, I’ll admit. Especially fresh summer strawberries, when they’re red all the way through. But the season that really makes me swoon is fall. And, since Labor day has come and gone, I can pretend that fall is now here, even though it doesn’t officially arrive for another two weeks.
I started planning this blog several months before it actually launched, which means that I have a bunch of fall recipes that have been photographed and ready to go for nearly a YEAR. By the time we launched in late January, apple cheddar scones no longer seemed seasonally appropriate. But guess what? In a few short weeks, they’ll be back. And those scones were GOOD. I know a good scone when I taste one (I certainly have enough scones in my archives), and these were something special. Apples roasted to soft sweetness. Just enough cheddar, but not too much. As I describe them, I find myself thinking that I probably should have posted them in March, seasonality be damned. But they’re coming. And they’re well worth the wait.
Also waiting in the wings: butternut sage scones with a cinnamon glaze, pumpkin snickerdoodles, apple cheddar skillet pie, and pumpkin cream puffs with a salted caramel drizzle. And those are just the things I made in fall 2011! Now I’m dreaming of pumpkin cream cheese muffins and apple turnovers and so many other delicious things.
Farewell until next year, summer tomatoes. You’ll be missed, but not for long.