Fall is finally here in Colorado! That subtle shift in the air, that familiar crisp, coolness. I get fall fever pretty bad, wanting all that it brings, comfort food being at the top of the list. The garden is finally popping out the root vegetables that I planted from seed this spring. This was my first ever crop of carrots and beets! Very exciting for a nerdy gardener and cooking geek like myself.
I wanted to accompany our roasted root veggies with one of my sweetheart’s favorite foods, pork chops! Soon pork chops will be needing their own category on the blog! I did a twist on one of my old stand bys with the apples this time, creating an apple cream sauce. It is actually a pretty light sauce with the addition of apple juice to the cream, oh, and maple syrup of course! I found some fancy alder wood smoked sea salt at the grocery store that gives the most subtle, yet distinct smokiness. Here is what I did: