After the hottest August on record, fall blew in on Sunday. Temperatures dropped significantly: highs in the 90s to highs in the 70s, overnight. For most of this week, we will have highs in the 80s but we still have about 3 days in the 70s!
Of course, fall means harvest time for some of our favorite foods. We can get all these things at our Grower’s Market, just 2 blocks away from our house. We know the growers because we have been buying things from them for about 5 years now and we know all of these things will be at their peak. Here are some (just a few) of our favorite fall foods: green chile, corn on the cob, peaches, and green beans.
It wouldn’t be NM without the smell of green chile roasting at the market and at just about every grocery store parking lot in town (seriously)…
I threw this green bean salad together after eating something similar at our office baby shower. This has green beans (steamed until crisp-tender), cucumber, tomatoes from our backyard, red onion, and feta. It was delicious.
Beans still have not been harvested (those don’t come until late fall) but black beans and pinto beans are staples in our house. We almost always have some in the fridge. They make easy meals, and are even better when we have fresh produce to add: spinach, tomatoes, cilantro, onion and cheese are local. (Alas, we don’t grow avocados in NM…that would make me very happy…those are from out of state). Besides, it is such a beautiful photo I had to include it here…
Introducing all these lovely and delicious foods to the Bean is something we’re both looking forward to. Happy harvest!
Mmm! If you are still interested, I will be canning all day this Saturday. I probably can green chile 🙂