I'll admit to being a seasonal eater. In the summer, I'm known to eat tomatoes and raspberries straight out of the garden for dinner. In the fall, I'd be happy to eat soup every evening.
To celebrate autumn, here are a couple of soup recipes.
The first is from Champaign resident Karen Moon. She says it's quick and delicious.
"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set upon a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Matthew 5:14,15 ,16
Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfasts this time of year. I like to think it gives me a warm start to my day.
Baked oatmeal, then, is especially a treat, and something I like to make on Saturday mornings.
I've included two baked-oatmeal recipes, one from the Gooseberry Patch cookbook, "Homemade Christmas," and a much healthier version from Urbana resident Patty Bash.
"These six things doth the Lord hate; yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief. A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren." Proverbs 6:16,17 18,19
My husband and I really enjoy old houses, and so have lately been volunteering to help salvage various spaces around town with the Preservation and Conservation Association of Champaign County.
CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign County Farm Bureau will host a Meet the Buyers event at 2 p.m. today.
Danville is showing off its downtown from noon to 11 p.m. today as part of the Taste of Downtown Danville. "It's a great event for the community, the last big kickoff before winter hits," said Jordan Cundiff, interim director of Downtown Danville Inc.
By the end of a half-hour at Wolfe Orchard, you're going to know a lot more about apples and you'll be taking home a bag of them that will make you popular in the family.
Hope Wolfe recommends mixing apples in the bag so your pies and fritters will have different tastes and textures.
You had me at apple doughnuts.
The smell of apples, flour and cinnamon frying to a delightful brown is a great treat for an adult. They could sell this as air freshener and make millions. (And it turns out cinnamon is a natural insecticide.)