October Edition- Pumpkins & Dahlias

{The dahlias are peaking, and climbing to over 6-ft., while intertwining with the pumpkins the garden is bursting with blossoms!!

Autumn is that time of year, in which one may draw inspiration from the beauty of the changing season. Starting with the luxurious earth tones of fall foliage; the smell of wood burning from fireplaces, picking a perfect pumpkin for baking, carving or display, followed by crisp cool nights and starry skies. There’s nothing like moon-gazing under a completely clear night with no humidity or city lights.

And, as winter approaches the sun stays up for less time each day, and that’s when I find myself drawn to the kitchen creating or re-working comforting soups and stews for chilly evenings.