Fall isn't officially here according to the calendar, but this morning I awoke to the welcome sound of rain on the rooftop. As I sit here at 9AM, it still almost feels like the wee hours of the morning, it's quite dark outside and with soft lamplight is making things feel cozy inside, definitely starting to feel like an autumn day, so I thought I'd share some of my favorite fall finds and rituals.
This Honeyed Pear and Blue Cheese Tart is on my list to make this week, the combination of flavors has my mouth watering....
I always find myself snuggling under a blanket in the cooler months. The soft, muted colors of Anthropologie's Talma Tasseled Throw caught my eye on Pinterest the other day, the tiny tassels on the ends are a nice subtle detail. These would be great at the foot of the bed or draped in the living room, close at hand when you get a chill.
The flickering light of a great smelling candle always makes me feel warm and cozy; I'm still a sucker for a seasonally scented candle, and this White Pumpkin scent layered with nutmeg, cinnamon, and warm vanilla bean is just what I've been looking for from local artisan Ilka Evans of Zoet Bathlatier.
What would fall be without apple cider? I'm looking forward to trying this version from Martha Stewart with the unique addition of maple syrup.
Fall's the harvest season for apples and all the delicious things to be done with them (the simplest of them eating out of hand): apple cakes, pies, cider, and apple butter. Last year, some friends and I headed down to a tree on a nearby street and picked apples and cooked and canned apple butter together. It's such a sweet memory, and we've been enjoying the butter all year. This year, we're headed to Westwind Orchard in October for fresh apples and cider. What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy the fruits of this beautiful season?