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.
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