Monday, October 3, 2011

Fall In The Pacific Northwest

Fall in the there anything better!?  Personally, I really like the change in season.  Leaves changing colors, pumpkins of all shapes and sizes and, of course, the Fall Harvest at the Pumpkin Patch on Suavie Island in Oregon.  Now if you have not been to Sauvie Island you must go.  It is a great place for fruits and vegetable, especially this time of the year.  This last weekend, they had their Fall Harvest festivities and it was a great time to take the kids out for a hay ride, cow caravan train and to eat lots of really great food.  The one item that we go there to get is the peaches and cream corn.  This has got all other varieties beat by a long shot.  Sweet and crisp, this is a DON'T MISS item in my book.  They sell it 4 ears for $1.00, can't beat the price.  Stock up and freeze an ear or two for later.
I made corn succotash with 5 ears of our bunch and it was fabulous.  Corn, red pepper, onion, herbs and whatever you like in the way of vegetables really.  Makes a healthy and seasonal dish.  You should give it a try.

So, if you get a chance to make it to Suavie Island over the next few weekends I encourage you to do so.  Don't miss this opportunity to get some great produce and have a fun time in the outdoors as well. 

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