Halloween, Winemaker’s Dinner, Nation’s Largest Steelhead Derby. Harvest Idaho: One Bite at a Time

Week 10: October 31st — November 6

Jack Frost paints a portrait of beauty
With colors so vivid and bright;
It’s framed with a purple misty haze
And draped in a frosty night.

Big, fat, bright orange pumpkins
Nestle snugly among shocks of corn;
Leaves flutter silently earthward;
Ice sparkles like glass in the dawn.

The nuts drop softly upon the ground,
Leaves fall and hide them there;
Squirrels work away industriously,
Their winter store to prepare.

A pale harvest moon sails serenely
Across a star-studded sky,
And smiles on a world full of color
Since Jack Frost has just passed by.
~unknown~

October 31: Happy Halloween. Prepare this tasty dish for visiting ghouls and goblins.

Apple Honey Crisp


6 cups thinly sliced Idaho apples
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ cup honey
¾ cup butter
¾ cup brown sugar
1 cup rolled oats
¾ cup flour
Wash and peel apples (about 6 large apples). Toss with lemon juice. Place apples in 9X13” baking pan. Drizzle honey over apple mixture. Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, rolled oats and flour. Blend in butter until fine crumbs are formed. Sprinkle topping over apples and honey. Bake in 375° oven for 45 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Serve warm with ice cream.
Recipe from Idaho Preferred.

November 5 — 12: Nation’s Largest Steelhead Derby, Lewiston.
Grab your fishing pole and cash in on daily money prizes.

November 5: Winemaker’s Dinner, 6:00pm, The Narrows at Shore Lodge, McCall
Experience artisan wines paired with Executive Chef Eric Gruber’s Northwest cuisine. $125 per person for Winemaker’s Dinner or a special lodging package for the event priced at $349 includes dinner for two and one night’s lodging for two in a lake-view suite.

Enjoy local food and wine at these Idaho restaurants.
Farmers Market Guide
A Harvest Guideto farm festivals, pumpkin patches and corn mazes

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