In Our Kitchen: Almost Time for the Most Awesome Holiday This Year

Smoking is year long

Smoking is year long

To celebrate the end of summer and the one month of fall that begins in mid-November, we smoked ribs one last time. At least until next year. (We grill year round, but ribs only go on sale in the summer.)

The peppers have finally finished and it was time to grind the year’s harvest. I have been drying cayenne peppers all summer in the sun and now it is time to clean up the kitchen and all the filled metal racks. After hundreds of peppers I ended up with 1 1/2 cups powdered pepper. More than enough to last two years probably.

That coffee grinder is over 15 years old and cost $9 new.

That grinder is over 15 years old and cost $9 new.

Since it is the fall, no kitchen is complete without a big bowl of nuts to crack and eat. That is a lot of pecans.

Chestnuts roasted on an open fire will be a reality

Chestnuts roasted on an open fire will be a reality

It’s OK to be jealous.

We’re also welcoming fall produce.

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I want to be a pie when I grow up

One of us came from the garden.

The big one came from the garden.

To get a peek inside other bloggers’ kitchens hop on over to Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for her monthly roundup.

 

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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8 Responses to In Our Kitchen: Almost Time for the Most Awesome Holiday This Year

  1. Those ribs look impressive ….and all that cayenne…hot shit:)

  2. Misky says:

    How absolutely wonderful to have pecans! We pay a fortune for those here in the UK!

  3. Eva Taylor says:

    Looks like you’re ready for November, sadly I am not. It kinda snuck up on me. We’ve been down in Chicago over the last week and had a lovely lunch with John (from the Bartolini Kitchens) and Kristy and Mike (eat, play love our family food adventures)./

  4. Karen says:

    Those pecans remind me of growing up in Texas, we had lots of pecan trees on our property. They are my favorite nut. 🙂

  5. Kristy says:

    Lovely! Can’t believe you’ve still been having summer. Definitely jealous. 😉

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