Fall Traditions – old and new

Fall is upon us; harvest-time is underway, apple and pumpkins are being picked, home cooks are canning and in the country, corn is being served with every meal. In looking around at some of our blogger friends and fellow lifestyle websites, we had to shout out about some of their favorite things to eat, create or do at this favorite time of the year. Make your Fall a time to enjoy and to create memories that will keep you warm and happy for the winter ahead!

 

 

Chocolate Mulled Wine

Paul A Young, chocolatier and authour of 'Adventures in Chocolate' has this recipe for chocolate mulled wine. Could this be your new favorite holiday drink? His book here:

Paul A Young, chocolatier and authour of ‘Adventures in Chocolate’ has this recipe for chocolate mulled wine. Could this be your new favorite holiday drink? His book here:

 

Drying Your Herbs & Lavender

Harvest time is not just for canning and apple picking.  If you have lavender in your garden, it is time to dry it out at home.   Uses:  saches', lavender tead and to calm your upcoming winter nerves

Harvest time is not just for canning and apple picking. If you have lavender . or any herb in your garden, it is time to dry it out at home. Uses: sachets, lavender tea and a few whiffs of a bowl of dried lavender will help to calm your upcoming winter nerves. Go over to Garden Therapy for more ideas and DIY’s!

 

Making Your Own Mulled Spice

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From Heather Christo comes a recipe for mulling spices. Uses: put this in your apple cider, wine or simmer it on the stove to make your entire house smell warm and cozy!

 

Apple Chips

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Apple Chips are the most delicious, low fat, healthy snacks. What a perfect idea for all of those apples you’ll be picking in the orchard. From Love at First Bite!

 

Fall Outdoor Supper

Have some friends over for a weekend harvest supper.  Set up outside and enjoy this beautiful season !  From Better Homes & Gardens, of course!

Have some friends over for a weekend harvest supper. Set up outside and enjoy this beautiful season !

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Create a pretty table outside with fall flowers and dried hydrangeas in a pumpkin! Both from Better Homes & Gardens, of course!

 

 

 

Enjoy the Fall Foliage

And of course, what would Fall be without the foliage.  If you are not living where the trees turn and shed their leaves, plan a Sunday drive up north to see this spectacular site!

What would Fall be without the foliage. If you are not living where the trees turn and shed their leaves, plan a Sunday drive up north to see this spectacular site!

 

Planting Your Bulbs for Next Year

It is time to plant your bulbs for next year!  From  Outdoorsy come a bunch of super Fall ideas!

It is time to plant your bulbs for next year! Check out Outdoorsy for more super Fall ideas!

 

Fall Bike Ride

Hop on your bike and take a fall ride through the leaves.  There is no other time of the year that feels as fresh as now, no matter where you are!

Hop on your bike and take a fall ride through the leaves. There is no other time of the year that feels as fresh as now, no matter where you are!

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