With crunchy leaves underfoot and a distinct nip in the air, the wonderful season of autumn is one of our favorites, especially thanks to the beautiful bounty of produce that is now coming in from the Bella Luna gardens and orchards.
Crisp-crunchy apples. Mellow-sweet pears. Vibrant squash, foraged mushrooms and hearty kale. These colorful fall staples are re-inspiring us to get back in the kitchen, as we have been spending more and more of our hours at the stove experimenting with new recipes and rediscovering old favorites. We’re busy taking notes, too, as we plan ahead for a new series of classes and workshops here at the farm (more info soon!), but in the meantime, we invite you to cozy up, put on an apron and also get cookin’ with this round-up of beloved seasonal recipes. To fall!
Starters, Snacks & Salads
Beet, Cheddar & Apple Tarts
Thinly-sliced beets add beautiful color to these appetizer-sized tarts from Martha Stewart.
Kale Salad with Root Vegetables & Apple
Packed with crisp carrots, rutabagas and kale, this super-healthy salad from Food & Wine is incredibly refreshing.
Blue Cheese-Stuffed Roasted Pears with Arugula
Roasted and topped with cranberries, hazelnuts and blue cheese, these pears from the Barefoot Contessa are incredibly flavorful.
Brown Butter Kale
This Tom Douglas recipe combines quality ingredients to bring out the inherently nutty flavor of this protein-rich green.
Savory Roasted Squash, Two Ways
After roasting, this side is topped with either fresh thyme, honey and walnuts, or hazelnuts and blue cheese, for a spectacular finish.
Stars of the Show
Butternut Squash Bisque
Creamy and supremely satisfying, this butternut squash-based soup is spiced with cinnamon, cayenne and thyme.
Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto
Creamy and delicious, this recipe is a favorite here at the farm—just remember to stir!
Honey-Poached Pears with Crème Fraîche
This lovely, light dessert from Bon Appetit uses honey to draw out the mellow sweetness of fall pears.
These fragrant apples are wonderful served on top of pancakes or waffles.