Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I learned about seasonal cooking when I was first married and was cooking through the Vegetarian Epicure. She has her recipes sorted by season with pumpkin soups in the fall, leafy salads in the spring and heavy tomato use at the end of summer. Now I have strong associations with what time of year things should be eaten. Why freeze strawberries? I'd feel weird eating them in November.
Anyway, I have such strong season::food feelings that they don't always make sense. When we started getting apples from our fruit share in August, I kept thinking, 'but I'm not ready for apples! It can't be time for apples! It's August!" But the local orchards didn't care what I was ready for. They produce when they produce and luckily everyone else scarfed down the apples while I wrapped my head around apple season.
I am starting to embrace that it is indeed time for apples. And I'm celebrating with these apple buns. The dough gets sprinkled with shredded apple and cinnamon and I rolled up an apple slice in each bun.
Welcome Fall. Don't pass too quickly.
recipe from here of course.