We spent part of October on the West Coast where Alex and Dan introduced us to a new (for me) fall veggie - celeriac, or celery root. We bought it at the Portland Farmer's Market and Alex prepared it much like mashed potatoes: peeled it, cut it into chunks and then boiled it until it could be easily mashed using a potato masher. Finished with salt and pepper and a bit of butter or olive oil, it is an interesting substitute for mashed potatoes. I've since found it at our farm stands, and used it instead of potatoes when making Cod with Carmelized Onions and Mushrooms.
At the Farmer's Market we also got a stalk of Brussels sprouts, abundant in the East this month too.
Almond Olive Oil Cake, I top local fall arugula with figs and pomegranate seeds and dress with just a bit of very good quality balsamic vinegar.
Apple Raisin Muffins and Apple Tart and later in the month as cranberries are harvested, Cranberry Apple-Crisp.
Pumpkin Time Again.
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