I was so excited for Spring and now we’re expecting snow! Again. So until actual Spring comes, I’ll just keep having dates with citrus and chocolate and carbs. That’s what Winter’s for, right? That’s why I made you this orange…
I don’t even know where to start, all I want to say is that Fall is amazing! The weather has been so incredible, warm above average for this time of year. I honestly feel guilty if I’m cooped up indoors, instead of spending time out in the sun.
Clearly spending all my time outside isn’t realistic, I have stuff to do, we all do. But it’s hard! The perfect autumnal weather right now is the nature’s equivalent of a plate of fresh-baked, still warm, chocolate chip cookies that are placed on a table in front of you and you can’t have them. You can just watch. But no one can just watch that, right? You have to have at least one. Otherwise that’s just torture and I’m not playing like that.
The one sentence I’ve said more often than any other in the past two weeks. I wake up and think of tea even before I think of coffee. I take a sip of that coffee, followed by two sips of tea. I go out on coffee dates but order tea. It’s tea this, tea that. I’m obviously going crazy with it because it really helps my throat, but a cold or no cold, tea is good, there’s no denying that.
I have a few favorites, all very basic tastes like chamomile with honey, ginger with lemon or mint. I’ll sometimes buy “special” mixes like evening tea or energy tea, whatever that means. It’s fun and I don’t need much convincing to try a different blend. I do drink a lot of coffee though, and tend to stick to herb and fruit flavors because of that.
This is autumn aka apple season and there’s a lot of apple peeling happening, for things such as this apple sauce or fregola with caramelized apples and let’s not forget apple pie. That means being stuck with piles of apple peels and cores. And while I wouldn’t describe myself as being extremely frugal, I actually am to some extent. This apple peel tea is proof.