Welcome to September!
Hope you had the time of your life exploring new adventures this summer. I certainly took advantage of reconnecting with family and friends I haven't seen in awhile. It felt like every weekend was filled with something to do and now it's all over. Summer has ended, but hey, that's okay because look what lies ahead of us...
"H-A-R-V-E-S-T' season!! (imagine me waving my hands in the air here LOL).
By now, you probably know how excited I get around this time of year. Come on, who can blame me? Well, maybe Sam can because in the last 19 years, I've dragged the poor guy out to see the change of Fall colors in any which town we land in. I pull out my reliable map, point in a direction and off we go. I can't tell you how much I enjoy the colors, but my camera on my phone can verify. And while we're exploring, we're also looking for local farmers markets that sell fresh produce so we can prepare our favourite dishes for the winter (like eggplants & zucchini for my parmigiana and of course the red peppers that I roast because they are great on anything). I don't do any pickling ONLY because I don't have the space for it (and I'm pickled enough is probably what you're thinking!). And this is also the time of year that I love the smell of freshly made homemade apple pies and anything pumpkin spice. Because all these things make a house feel cozy and inviting and this sounds like a great way to get those friends and family to come back to visit, don't you think?
Well, don't think too hard because I want to distract you with this month's themed cookie, the Cozy Fiscotti (description below). All I can say is once you taste these darn cookies, you will see why it reminds me so much of home...NO! More like a cozy home with a fireplace, a warm blanket, a great Hallmark movie and anything hot to drink!!
If this sounds cozy to you, then you'll be happy to know that these delightful treats will be available for September and October. All you have to do is send me a note if you'd like some.
What are you waiting for?
Enjoy the harvest season!
BTW ~ If you are looking to get a Fiscotti Fix on a regular basis, see the link for details.