We’re in that weird between-seasons part of year; the calendar says it’s still summer until the equinox on the 23rd and it may still be hot as blazes where you are, but school’s in session, Labor Day weekend has come and gone, and the sun is setting earlier and earlier each night.
Autumn has arrived! Scrumptiously cooler days are here, and with them come darker evenings. And what do darker evenings mean? They mean it’s time for the season of indoor entertainment.
It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn! I swear I wasn’t going to say the “C” word. I promise. Now that autumn is here and there are less than three months until The Festivity That Shall Not Be Named, I am already wanting to bring some loveliness into our home. Mr. Juniper could be […]
Living in Portland for the past three years has gotten me into the spirit of enjoying each of the four seasons, something that we native Southern Californians tend to miss out on.
Medieval gingerbread is one of my specialties. It’s very easy to make and produces a lot of end product to share with family and friends. It’s a sweet or confection, not a cookie/cake like modern gingerbread. And sticky. You can also shape it, so it can be an especially pretty dessert. Pictures and recipe after the […]
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Ok, so it’s not officially fall for another week or so, but the trees in my backyard are already changing colors and it’s getting down into the 40s at night here, so close enough.
Summer is a little more than half over, and if your garden is anything like mine, your lettuce is bolting.
The reason I want to write broadly about fall foods, apart from the little thrill an alliterative title gives me, is because today was the first really chilly day of the year and I hated it and I need a reason to enjoy this ridiculously cold season. So here’s an ode to fall foods, the […]
The other day, as I was sitting in a seminar, I realized that there was something new in the air. I took a whiff. Was it hope? No, it was definitely not as good as hope. Was it Fall? No, it definitely wasn’t as utterly soul-crushingly miserable as the season that heralds with pathetically flashy […]
Fall is usually met with a collective sigh of relief throughout the US. Even if you like summer, there’s still something nice about sweating less, slipping on a sweater, or curling up under a blanket. (I know some of my colleagues hate Starbucks, but I don’t consider it autumn until pumpkin spice lattes come back.) […]