In Wisconsin, I discovered some delicious things to eat. From the local co-op, excellent grass fed organic milk and yogurt, unabashedly thick and rich with cream. From an intrepid neighbor, a pork shoulder bathed in a homemade (and homegrown) grape and jalapeno jelly and cooked to perfection on a smoky grill. The best croissants and baguette I’ve had in a long time, maybe even since Paris (sorry Tartine) from a little French-inspired restaurant called Le Reve in Wauwatosa.
I’m excited it’s October, my favorite month of the year--harvest time, slow-simmering stews, deeper colors, the first frost. The days are shorter, a reminder that life is fleeting and soon, too soon, it will all be over. So eat and drink and celebrate the harvest and each other. Start a stew simmering on the back of the stove, or bake a loaf of bread. Spend some time with those you love. Bet you won’t regret one minute of it.