Sunday, September 14, 2008

Fall is in the Air and so is Thyme

Fall is here....true, not officially, but leaves are starting to change color. Along our journeys this weekend, I definitely saw some dark red and vibrant orange leaves among the mostly green forests dotting the highways. And I'm now getting up in the dark and it's starting to get dark again by 6 PM. Apple pickers were already filling their bags in the Annapolis Valley orchards and I could finally purchase my favorite Balsamic style apple cider vinegar from Boates Farm.

Pumpkin patches in the Valley were dotted with orange and Jo-Ann's Market in Mahone Bay already has pumpkins on the roof. I really do love this time of year, even though that means the long dreary winter is not too far off....but we won't talk about that.

One of my favorite herbs for Fall is thyme. It's wonderful sprinkled over roasted vegetables, and the perfect addition to hearty "stick-to-your-ribs" soups and stews. So I couldn't resist starting our weekend morning with a perfect Fall Frittata...

Mushroom, Chorizo& Thyme Frittata

And because it's Sunday...I can still send it over to Kalyn's fabulous Weekend Herb Blogging Event, this week hosted by Gretchen of Canela & Comino.

8 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Yes, fall is back! That Frittata looks delicious! Thyme is a wonderfully fragrant herb...

Cheer,

Rosa

maybelle's mom said...

I love those pumpkins on the roof. How cool. the frittata is definitely one of our regular cold weather foods though we have up to now not used thyme. I will make sure to try it.

Patsyk said...

I love fall, but I don't love winter so I'm hoping we have a nice looooong fall here.

your frittata sounds wonderful!

Beth said...

I planted some thyme this year and its doing really well. I love the sound of this frittata - will have to make!

Ruth Daniels said...

Rosa, Patsy...I do love Fall and like you...I hope it's long.

Beth, I actually did buy a thyme plant for my window sill, but it's not really the hardy kind. For that, I'll have to shop ;-)

Maybelle's Mom...thyme is great in frittatas and so many other Fall things.

Thanks all for dropping by.

melissa said...

I love Fall, it's my favorite weather. And it's dishes like this that make me look forward to the food. It's a great use of the herb.

Dee said...

Lovely, evocative pictures! Your fritata looks wonderful :)

Kalyn said...

I really love thyme. I'm thinking it would taste great in this!