After months and months of listening to me whine and moan about autumn, I have discovered two things I really love about it. OK, three.
First, chestnuts. Looking on line, it seems these are much cheaper than what I paid in the local grocery for them. I think they were $4.99/lb.
Tonight I grabbed the entire bag and cut the appropriate X in the shell and took them outside to cook them on the grill. They're darned good. It's the closest thing to those you get from the street vendors in New York City. You can get them in Paris fresh roasted on the street too. C'est si bon!
Second, pomegranate. You may have seen the juice in the grocery store, which is kind of cheating. These fruits are a little difficult to eat but similar to that of a crawdad...suck off the meat and spit the seed. (yes, I know crawdad's don't have seeds, it was an analogy.)
As I see from this web site, it is national pomegranate month. If you've never had one, they are deelish. Just don't wear anything white when you eat them. Just for the record, these fruits dry nicely as well. Just keep them out on the counter. They get dry, but they keep their color. That's the end of my Martha Stewart moment.
Lastly, I love the surprisingly warm days. For the last couple of days, especially last weekend, I keep thinking, "this is the last good day of the year." And, a couple of days go by and the sun is still shining, the sky is clear and the temps are around 70. I'm sure of it. Today WAS the last good day of the year.