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Fall is my favorite time of year.  I am a Californian at heart, but during October I sometimes wish I was a New Englander so I could enjoy the season to its fullest.  Cold, crisp mornings, crunchy leaves in a rainbow of colors, cozy scarves, and the beginning of comfort food season all make me a happy camper.  Here’s a few fun tidbits in honor of fall and the quintessential fall fruit, the apple.

An apple a day appears to be a good thing

Those who know me, know about my love of mason jars…so this one definitely is on my radar for future teacher gifts.  Too cute and looks easy enough!

I recently read this article about how fall is a great time to join a CSA.  It’s a great way to get some yummy local apples.  Local folks, check out this great list of local CSA’s from Edible East Bay.

This post by Ashley @ Hither & Thither inspired our own upcoming trip to Apple Hill.  Hoping to make it an annual tradition.

We are big pork tenderloin fans, so I plan to try this one with whiskey & apples.  His post made me giggle too…

I am a HUGE fan of Deb Perelman’s Smitten Kitchen, I have yet to have one of her recipes fail me.  So this cake is on my to-do list.  Anything with the word “mom” in the title can’t be bad.  Nor can a cake that looks like it could be eaten for breakfast too.

If a classic American Pie is your fav, Oakland folks can head to classic bakeries like Merritt or A Taste of Denmark (formally Neldmans) for one to take home.

I love big mugs, and I love classic white dinnerware.  So when I think about a big mug of apple cider I think about drinking it from my favorite white Pottery Barn mug.

The idea of holding that mug on an early fall morning with a super cozy scarf on is heaven to me.  If my bank account would allow it, it would be this one.  But I would have no problem settling for this.

Locals know the amazingness of a La Farine Morning Bun, maybe on my next trip I will try to Apple Croissant.  Or maybe I will cross the border into Berkeley for a Tarte Tatin from Fournee?

Californians, fear not…there are several places in our state where we can see amazing fall foliage.

Photo Credits:

Top Row left to right – Easley Bridge by Susan Sloan Johnson via Flickr | Autumn Walk by Edward Pollick via Fineartamerica | Retro Apples by Northern Imager via Flickr | Bench in Leaves, Stock Photo | Cider Apples (with edits) by zizzybaloobah via Flickr

Bottom Row left to right – Rotten Apples, Stock Photo | Fall Leaves, Stock Photo | Barn in Fall, source unknown | Adirondack Chairs in Fall by Etolane via Flickr




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