I don’t usually take part in “harvest” or “hallow’s eve” traditions. This is partly because I live in LA (a city that has opted out of having seasons) and partly because I don’t understand the appeal of picking your own fruit/hayrides/watching colored leaves fall. But since I’ve been spending an unusual amount of time in Upstate New York this month, I’ve decided to create a recipe that is all about fall/autumn/growth/death. Well, actually, it’s all about appreciating the bounty of October without consuming anything pumpkin, apple, nutmeg, clove, cardamom, marjoram, or cinnamon flavored. So, if you’re like me, and you understand the beauty in the expression “a feast for your eyes”, you’ll definitely get where this particular creation is coming from.
Babe’s Bountiful Cornucopia
One very large horn shaped gourd
A colorful assortment of miniature autumnal vegetables
3 drops Eucalyptus oil
Cut off the top of your gourd. Using a very sharp grapefruit spoon, hollow out the inside. Add 3 drops Eucalyptus oil. Let said gourd air dry. When totally dry (this could take between 12 and 72 hours depending on the moisture in your gourd), arrange vegetables inside the open cavity.
Display in a dry place most open to a free flow of fall like energy.