Autumnal Brunch

October 26th, 2008    •  by Bethia    •   No Comments »

Musque de Provence squash

I didn’t make it to the market until lunch time and it was definitely slim pickings apart from the various apple sellers. I bought two types of apples granny smith and northern spy and some apple cider for sunday brunch. Most of this week’s purchases were for brunch – eggs, milk, bacon and sausage. I bought some autumn sausage from Blues Creek with sage, apples, onion and maple syrup – delicious. I bought a small spaghetti squash (Toad Hill) and some banana paste tomatoes (Greener Grocer), hard stem garlic (Greener Grocer). The beautiful musque de Provence squash pictured above is from Wayward Seeds. I also bought some lettuce mix from Toad Hill which has beautiful feathery mizuna leaves, radishes (Greener Grocer), and baby carrots and scallions from Wayward seeds. From Toad Hill I also bought some lamb sausage and some home-made tempeh, made the previous day. 

Brunch was buckwheat waffles. This was the first time I have used my new waffle maker – a hand-me down from Margaux and Tim who were given two for their wedding. It makes 3 little baby waffles and is incredibly quick. I adapted a recipe I found online, based on what I had available. 

1 1/2 cups buckwheat flour 
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
4 teaspoons baking powder 
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 
1 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon molasses
6 large eggs
3 cups buttermilk (I used milk with 3 tablespoons of cider vinegar)
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup walnut oil
1/4 cup applesauce 
This made enough for about 8-10 people. We had plenty left for the freezer.

We had it with sorghum syrup ‘a love child of molasses and maple syrup’ that I found at Renick’s market, maple syrup, pumpkin butter, sausage, bacon and roasted squash and hot apple cider.

Hot apple cider
1/2 gallon apple cider
1 orange studded with 6 cloves
2 star anise
6 cardamon pods
2 cinnamon sticks     

steaming cider

steaming cider

My baby butternut plant had its first blossom this week.

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