Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Take a Break: Celebrate the Fall Season

We’re already had our first frost in Vermont, so it’s time to celebrate all things fall. Today, try one or more of the following:

• Go apple picking – even if it’s just to your local store-and make a special apple dish, such as crisp or pie.

• Purchase a sugar pumpkin and instead of using it as a centerpiece, make a pumpkin pie or bread. How to Cook a Pumpkin 

• Root vegetables are in abundance so it’s a good time to make a supper of roasted vegetables. Don’t forget to peel some garlic and add to the mix. So delicious. Roasted Root Vegetables 

• Cider is the drink of choice, so heat some up-microwave is fine-with some nice cinnamon or other spice, and relax by the window as nature unfolds this new season.

• If you have changing leaves, pick some of the prettiest and preserve them

 • Walk a corn maze

• Go for a walk and notice all the signs of fall-crunching leaves underfoot, chill in the air, the smell of wood stoves and burning leaves, early morning frost and fog etc.

• If you hear “honking,” chances are it’s geese flying south. Look skyward and marvel at the amazing trek these birds make twice a year.

• Go for a hayride

• Plant spring bulbs in your garden

• Collect pine cones. Set out to dry as we’ll have plenty of uses for them as we come closer to winter.

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