Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fall Food Weekend

Since I graduated from college and joined the working world, I have come to have a new appreciation for the fall season. In the past, fall was about returning to school, new classes, friends, the return of homework and early mornings, etc. Now that I am working, the transition from summer to fall isn't so much about a lifestyle change but about the seasons themselves.

I have begun to much more appreciate all things fall. The crisp air, bright Upstate NY foliage, and of course, all of the seasonal fall foods.

On my Twitter page I've started to list out some of my favorite seasonal fall foods as I indulge in them, but I thought I would dedicate a special little post as well. I have been spending the past few weeks indulging in some of my favorites:

- Apple cider.
- Candy corn.
- Cinnamon anything.
- Cider donuts.
- Apples.
- Caramel covered apples.
- Pumpkin pie (just tried it for the first time this year!).
- Pumpkin spice coffee (love the pumpkin spice lattes at Panera).
- Soup.
- Chili.

The past two weekends I have spent my Saturdays going to Bowman Orchards in Rexford, NY, which has been really enjoyable. They have pumpkins, apples, an incredible bakery, petting zoo, etc. It really is adorable but in addition, one of the neat things that they have is a taste test of almost 20 different apple varieties. The apple experts at Bowman can help you find your perfect level of tartness, sweetness, and crispness. My favorites I've learned are Pinova and Ambrosia apples.

Head to an orchard and pick up some of your own. An apple a day keeps the doctor away!

P.S. I need to remember to get pictures for this thing. I actually took some pictures this day with my roommate, but not of the food. I'll get better. Pictures to come!


  1. "Head to an orchard and pick up some of your own..." hmmm, what about the part where you recruit a local to cart your purchases? :)

  2. you need to hit up pumpkin spice lattes at starbucks... if you have a spare $5, it's totally worth the investment. i get them once a week and forego haircuts... it's a pretty good trade.

  3. I had one every morning when I was in NYC for Healthymagination showcase. And NO, I did not expense those bad boys.