this week's menu
Happy first day of autumn!
The rapidly approaching fall was definitely apparent at the Dane County Farmers' market on Saturday. Apples, winter squash, cool-weather-loving greens were in abundance and, boy, does that make me happy.
Our favorite apple stand, Westons' Antique Apple Orchard, has some pretty spectacular heirloom varieties this year, including some gorgeous pears that I will be using in a salad later this week. My new favorite apple is the Pink Pearl, circa1944 from California. It's named for the pink flesh hidden just beneath its celery-green exterior. Quite a color-contrast! Crisp, tart and utterly delicious.