The garden is starting to produce and we found ourselves with more cucumbers than we could eat. Sandra proposed to make a soup with the surplus. Not being a fan of cold soup, I was not very enthused about the prospect of a cold cucumber soup. To my surprise, I loved it! And on a steamy, sticky hot day it was very refreshing. Here is the recipe:
Mediterranean Bean Salad
Some of you might be planning a get together this long weekend. Perhaps you are wondering what to serve your friends or what to bring to a potluck. This salad is wonderfully delicious and is a perfect side dish to any meal. The tangy lemon dressing mixed with oregano and olives brings out the Mediterranean flavours.
Fall is one of my favourite seasons – the weather is getting cooler, and the produce choices are ramping up. Amazing, tasty products are either hitting their peak in your garden or can easily be found in local farmer’s markets. Just visit the Almonte or Carleton Place farmers’ markets to be convinced.
It’s the time of year when you can easily find apples, pears, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and winter squash, to name just a few. They’re the perfect excuse to get cooking on cool nights!
What better way to warm a crisp autumn day than with soups, pot pies, roasts, and casseroles. Here are some recipes, easy to make, and that your friends and family would love. Enjoy!