It is November, a month that marks my birth. The days are short and getting shorter and yet the farmers here in Virginia are not quite ready to end their forays to the city's farmers' markets. The last of the harvest is coming in and they begin to clean up the fields and plant a cover crop and move into the high tunnels. The leaves are still clinging to the trees in bright colors in these early days of November and by the end of the month there will be the few lone brown crinkled leaves refusing to make the descent to the ground.
In the kitchen, everyone is obsessesd with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger and calling it pumpkin...oh and the soups shift to stews and the vegetables are once again going into the oven to be roasted. Squash, dark greens and sweet potatoes replace the zucchini, tomatoes and eggplants of late summer. Meals become heartier and it is hard to find balance in the season of eating.
Once again, despite a crazy social schedule for at least the first half of the month, I am going to try and move beyond just writing for myself and share a few of those stories with interwebs. Welcome to National Blog Posting Month: November 2013.