November. November. November. No matter how many times I say it, I am having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that it is already November. Instead of rambling on in an attempt at trying to catch you up on everything that has been going on lately over here with me, I decided to take the time to sit down and edit all the photos I’ve accumulated over the last 2 months; I decided it would be more interesting to tell you through these photos. It’s been a whirlwind of freelancing, road tripping, hiking, completing another issue of our magazine, and continually trying to find myself through it all. Here are a few glimpses from the more scenic moments of the last two months:
I’m proud to say that I pulled the last of the tomatoes from my garden last week in an attempt to beat the first freeze and am still well stocked with tomatoes despite it being November. Here is a simple savory breakfast recipe I whipped up with the last of my garden’s bounty.
Savory Cheddar & Cornmeal Waffles With Green Tomato Salsa & Cumin Greek Yogurt recipe below:
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1 tsp . baking powder
- 1/2 tsp . baking soda
- 1/2 tsp . salt
- 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 large egg , beaten
- 3 Tblsp. butter , melted + more for greasing the waffle iron
- 1/4 cup grated cheddar
- 1 pound green tomatoes , diced
- 1 large ripe tomatoes , diced (red, heirloom)
- 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1 Tablespoon chopped chives
- 1/2 lime , juiced
- Salt / Pepper
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- 2 tsp . cumin
For the waffles: Heat your waffle iron according to the manufacture's directions.
Whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, soda, and salt.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the buttermilk, egg, and melted butter.
Whisk the wet ingredients together until combined and then fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
Fold in the shredded cheddar cheese.
Measure the batter and cook according to the waffle iron's manufacture directions.
For the salsa: Combine the tomatoes, cilantro, chives, and lime juice in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
If making the greek yogurt sauce: Use a fork to whip the cumin into the greek yogurt and add a touch of pepper.
Top the waffles with salsa and the spiced yogurt and serve!