If there is one month in our calendar that flat-out screams please-let-time-stand-still-because-I-am-nowhere-near-ready-for-the-glory-of-summer-to-end, it would without question have to be September, right?
September shows up suddenly like a guest you didn’t know was on your invite list; like an atmospheric tease from the gods of Autumn, appearing to remind you that beyond all the sunshine and lazy summer days exists another monumental season — fall — or as I like to think of it, the season of acceptance.
Fall forces us to make peace with the fact that all good things must come to an end, and gently encourages us to embrace the magnificent dynamism that is Mother Nature. To nod in gratitude to the universe for those epic beach days and barbecues of the last few months, and herald in the new crispness in the air, the energetic shift in our work ethic and of course, all the new flavors we’ll get to enjoy. Personally, the cooler air makes us instantly crave stews and soups — foods that simmer, meals we can sip while gazing reflectively at the passage of time.
Which is why we are an absolute sucker for this Mediterranean Cod recipe, a robust and flavor-forward white fish entree that’s as perfect for a quiet solo dinner as it is for your first fall gathering. It’s the perfect culinary bridge between seasons — on the one hand making use of those last summer tomatoes, but also warm and cozy enough to enjoy while wearing your favorite elbow-patched cardigan. In short, this recipe puts the “ease” in the word “season”.