I think since we had such an amazing summer here in the old northwest I have been secretly waiting to see if it was indeed gone. But now that we are officially two days into October, it's official, there's no going back for us in Portland. We might get a nice day or two here and there, but the hot summer-like days are gone and rain is around every corner. Which of course means I can fully welcome fall into my heart, and isn't there a saying that the way to a persons heart is through the belly? Yeah, that sounds about right. The foods of fall are my favorite: root vegetables, figs, apples and warm frothy drinks. A big cornucopia of sweet and savory goodness.
I need visual inspirations for cooking because I could easily settle for plates of goat cheese, gouda and rice crackers everyday. And while I think that is the best snack ever, it's doesn't really provide a balanced meal for my children (or me). Also I actually do enjoy cooking during autumn (summer, not so much) - so before I went grocery shopping yesterday I made my list whilst glancing at these images. Unfortunately I didn't see any figs, but I did get the makings for some mushroom risotto and roasted vegetables. And of course I replenished my goat cheese inventory because if I am being honest I have to admit that I don't cook a proper dinner everyday of the week.