With the onset of fall upon us, it’s time to break out the sweaters and pounce in a pile of leaves. It’s also a great time to cook utilizing some of the best bounties nature has to offer. As you plan your autumn meals with family and friends, we’ve got a few must-have fall ingredients to use in your dishes.
So many varieties, so many recipe possibilities! While the pumpkin may get all the attention this fall season, other squash varietals like acorn squash and butternut squash can be made into both sweet and savory dishes.
Try roasting a halved, pitted acorn squash with a little butter and brown sugar in the oven for 45 minutes at 400 degrees until the edges ripple and the flesh is soft. Take it out to cool for a few minutes and enjoy a yummy squash bowl with a touch of sweetness. If pumpkin is still your favorite squash, stop by for our Pumpkin Pancakes made with rich pumpkin, molasses and pie spices.
Not just for Thanksgiving, these little red gems are perfect on a fall salad with pumpkin seeds and a mustard vinaigrette or in a kale and brussel sprout couscous side dish. They add a chewy texture and touch of sweetness needed to bump up the flavor profile of any fall dish.
Try throwing a few into your next bowl of oatmeal with a dash of cinnamon for the ultimate fall breakfast delight or swing by for our Old Fashioned Oatmeal with raisins (the cousin to the cranberry).
Crisp just like the autumn air, crunchy and red like the leaves on the ground, apples are a main staple for the fall season. Apple-picking season begins in late August to early September and lasts through November. From apple pies to apple cider, this sweet fruit is a great ingredient enjoyed by many. According to the U.S. Apple Association, there are more than 100 varietals of apples! The top ten apple varieties grown in the United States are:
• Red Delicious
• Golden Delicious
• Granny Smith
• Cripps Pink
Don’t forget to come in and try our popular Apple Pancake oven baked with fresh Granny Smith apples and pure Sinkiang cinnamon glaze.
What are your favorite fall ingredients to use in cooking? The possibilities for these three ingredients are endless and engage all our senses. Fall into relaxation by stopping by to see us and enjoy the best breakfast in Denver to kick off the fall season.