Tag: fall

Botany Basics: Pumpkin, Squash, or Gourd

‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin-y; and not just in baked goods, though those are delicious. Porches, store-fronts, and even parks are all decorated with pumpkins, squash, and gourds at this time of year. And it begs the question: what is a pumpkin and how is it different from a squash or gourd? (Or maybe only I wonder about these things?)

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Apple Butter Muffins

Once again, I found myself with an abundance of apples this fall. But I didn’t get them all at once, so I never felt like I had enough to make applesauce. I made some apple crisp, and some apple pie, ate them plain, and then I got a new bag of apples that I needed to do something with. I decided to do something new (for me) and make apple butter. Continue reading

Eating Local All Year Long

Each year in September is Utah Eat Local Week¬†which is meant to highlight all the great local agricultural (and other) products and inspire people to eat locally grown and produced foods. This year, when Eat Local Week rolled around, I had just finished reading¬†Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, which chronicles a year where her family tried to eat as local as possible. I don’t know that I’ll ever be quite that ambitious (or have enough land to grow that much food on), but I do like the idea of growing your own food.

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Planting Bulbs

Remember how “fall is a second spring“? Well, it turns out that fall is a good time to start thinking about spring, too.

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Why Leaves Change their Color

Things I love about fall:

  1. Apples
  2. Apple Cider
  3. Apple fritters

Oh, and the fall colors too.
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