Late Fall Vegetables

Autumnal fruits and vegetables come in all shapes, sizes, and colors.  Summer cooking methods morph from "just slice and eat" to fall's version of "roast for two hours".  It won't be long before little boxes of strawberries return.

Red and green Bartlett pears

Vibrant chilies both in color and heat.

Orange and white carrots

Pink turnips hang out next to fennel.

Who knew artichokes could be grown in Massachusetts?

Purple cauliflower reigns supreme.

Portland of the East Coast

Portland, ME is an easy day trip from Boston.  Portland offers a casual vibe with plenty of restaurants, cafes, shops, and seagulls.

Here is a list of recommended places to eat, see, and shop; all of this was accomplished (plus strolling) in five hours

Portland Lobster Company
Bard Coffee
Coffee by Design
Stonewall Kitchen
Rabelais (culinary bookstore)
LeRoux Kitchen
Monument Square Farmer's Market