Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fall Abundance in the Pacific NW

 I love the Farmers Markets and Fruit Stands that pop up everywhere in Oregon in the middle of Fall.  The fruits and vegetables are the most ripe and abundant, and the colors the most brilliant.  I feel so blessed to live in such a beautiful place.
It's hard to think that winter is just around the corner, so I had to post something with lots of color to sustain me through the gloomy months ahead!
 It's an Artist and Foodie paradise!
These orange and purple beets would be so fun to paint!
It's nice to see the Oregon City Farmers Market being so well supported, it's grown a lot in the past couple of years.
 These peppers were almost too good to eat...they were huge and perfectly formed, but they tasted fabulous stuffed with a little beef, brown rice, herbs and tomatoes!
We took the Fruit Loop Tour around Mt. Hood and enjoyed the wineries and fruit stands along the way.  It was such a beautiful day, and we came home with a lovely variety of apples and pears.
Nothing like fresh Hood River Apples for baking, or just to cut up and enjoy with a little Carmel dip!