Sunday, September 27, 2015

Failing Fall

This was the weekend of the annual Harvest Festival in town--also the Burlington Book Fair.  The Harvest Festival is usually a big draw for tourists and usually the fall color is doing its best to give us picture postcards of small town New England.

This year the weather has been much warmer for longer than usual.  They are saying that has delayed the fall leaf turning.

Not much in the way of real fall color here...

but there is a clear blue sky!

I baked a pie, but it was a blueberry pie, not an apple pie, as is my usual autumn ritual to mark the passing of the seasons.

In keeping with the failing of fall theme, this was a very soupy pie although it tastes like blueberries.

I was undaunted and tried a creative recipe for Saturday night dinner--a pizza crust made with cauliflower, egg, and parmesan cheese.  It wasn't exactly pizza, but it was not bad.  My son did say that had I put pepperoni and sausage on top, no one would know the crust was cauliflower.  This, however, was a completely vegetarian version with tomato, yellow peppers, onion, and black olives.
I will make it again--saving it for the Meatless Monday rotation.


  1. I would so love to bake these, but hubby can't have yeast, eggs, dairy.
    Ah well. Better than having him sick!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

  2. Yum! I made several pie fillings, a dozen apple tarts and applesauce.

  3. Interesting pizza. My sister says she will bring a smashed garlic cauliflower dish to my party. Hmmm.

  4. Who knew cauliflower could act as a pizza crust? Brave of you to try and you are right, a perfect Meatless Monday dish. I need to start doing that.

  5. Olga, The views around the water are very pretty, (I love the reflections) we just started to see color after a couple of cool nights here but lack of rain will probably not help the trees be as colorful this year as in the past. You pie looks delicious!

  6. I know the feeling...sometimes is it kind of hard to get into a fall mood when the colors are not there. The pizza looks good. lol

  7. What pretty pictures. It must be beautiful there. I am crazy about cauliflower. Sounds yummy.

  8. That is a beautiful pie! And I am very intrigued by that pizza crust. I sounds good without the topping!

  9. Interesting pizza. The blueberry pie looks scrumptious.

    The colors are delayed here too, but I have been noticing many of the maples are just turning brown or a very subdued color when they change. I think it is going to be a poor year for color in western Pennsylvania.

  10. Your cauliflower pizza looks good as does your blueberry pie! Hope the delay in fall doesn't bring an extra hard winter. You guys had enough last year.


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