This carries a lot of significance because I think we often forget that we ARE nature. We think of nature as "out there," as the trees, the ocean, the mountains, the wild animals. But in the same way that the sun rises and the tide comes in and out, our heart beats, our hair grows, and our lungs breathe oxygen. We don't ask it to, it just IS.
Perhaps the best decision we could make for our health and diet is to simply focus on eating local food. Here on the Seacoast, we are lucky to have access to so much local food. We can attend farmers markets, we can invest in a farm share/CSA (what we do!), we can grow our own food in our gardens (next year!), forage wild foods, and there are even a handful of awesome restaurants that use local ingredients to build their menu.
Right now, we have a LOT of APPLES!!!
Oh, and, pumpkin spice everything :) Which I am totally participating in.
So, here is this Pumpkin Salted Caramel Dip that's perfect for dipping apples! I'd be willing to bet that kids would love this as a snack too!