Yesterday, the temperature topped out around here at 86 degrees, F. The humidity was so high that when I stepped outside from my air conditioned digs, my sunglasses promptly fogged right up, forcing me to stumble my way to my car. That’s muggy, people! Now I ask you – is that any way for Autumn to behave? It’s almost November, for crying out loud!
One of the few clues that that it is indeed Fall exists in the produce aisle of my local supermarket. The presence of orange-fleshed squash, crisp, juicy apples and those cheesy, fake “Autumn” leaves are my telltale signs that the season has changed. Even then, it’s hard to shift seasonal gears when the store is flooded with tourists in swimsuits, Bermuda shorts and guayabera shirts.
I compensate by turning my a/c down really low and padding around the house in sweaters and big, wooly socks. Pathetic, isn’t it? Another way I console myself about this situation is to cook and bake warm, spicy things, using many of the aforementioned Fall fruits and vegetables. This lovely apple cake is one of them. read more >>