Yesterday morning my instinct to hibernate for winter officially kicked in. Dark, rainy, cold… can I please just stay in my nest ’til May, please?
Here are a few things I’ve been digging about autumn, though:
• We bought a cinnamon broom to make our apartment smell festive. I must say it is quite divine. I’m pretty sure it’s the ruling factor that’s been making me want to bake cookies and make Xmas ornaments.
• Making hearty meals in the crockpot. I bought Slowcooker Revolution last month because Chas and I love the America’s Test Kitchen series of cookbooks. This fall and winter I want to try as many of the recipes from this book as I can. So far I’ve made Chipotle Turkey Taco Filling and Italian Meatball Soup. So far, so good.
• Drinking hearty, spicy turmeric tea. Turmeric is one of those wonder herbs that is good for you in a myriad of ways. I use this recipe and add a quarter teaspoon of ground black pepper to the mixture because it helps your body absorb the goodness of the turmeric. NOTE: I would classify this “tea” more as a broth than a traditional type of tea. I recently tried to make homemade turmeric tea bags using this tutorial, and it was huge, messy failure. At least I have about a dozen pre-measured spice packets I can cut open and toss into a pot of boiling water now, right? Right.
What little things have you been enjoying lately?