Every year I get a little nostalgic around October. I miss the change of the season, cheap the way the air becomes clean and chilly, steroids the turning of the leaves and the faint smell of firewood. But soon enough, I start hearing about Nor’easters and the dreaded “Wintry Mix” and all my nostalgia goes away because it’s bright and sunny and 70 degrees out.
Even if we don’t get Fall in Miami, we do get Fall ingredients. There’s nothing I love more than winter squashes and apples and dried fruit. So this weekend, I got my Fall on by making Pumpkin Apple Chutney for my lamb chops. It was sweet and spicy, but had a nice bite of lime, red onion and jalapeÃ±o. I also added some sweetened tart cherries and fresh mint. A great way to incorporate Fall into my life, even while I ate on my balcony in shorts and flip flops.