Autumn is Here

Autumn begins in Clarendon

Originally uploaded by tbridge.

Walking to lunch today, there was something in the air that’s been oddly lacking in Fall so far. Maybe it was the smell of dry leaves and fresh mulch, or maybe it was golden leaves and the rustling in the breeze, I’m not all that sure.

I’ve been enjoying the return of soup to the lunch menu of my favorite haunts, back from its summer hiatus. The colder evenings are just begging for chilis and chowders and soups, and this weekend we took the time to make the first batch of pasta e fagiole, and this week will bring the first batch of clam chowder (new england, not manhattan), and have me thinking about brining a turkey before too much longer.

I’m sure we’ll be seeing stew weather before too much longer, even if the forecast still holds nothing but warmth for the week.

What are you missing from your menu so far this Fall?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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