A Cabin in the Forest; Breakfast Pizza

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If you ever have the opportunity to join friends at a cabin in mid-eastern Ohio, do it. Really any cabin at all. Our invitation just happened to be for a cabin in rural Ohio where the landscape begins to roll into the beginnings of Appalachia. Autumn is easily my favorite season with the leaves beginning to change and the air turning crisp. The necessity of wearing pants and a sweater to stay warm outside is pure joy. Enjoying the beginning of this season in a secluded cabin surrounded by friends, turning trees, and a small peaceful lake was the best way to welcome and celebrate autumn.

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Apple Orchard Crisp

imageWorking at a café, I often talk about the weather. So, I am well informed that it has been chilly for the past week or so. Although many in our community are saddened by the cool air-perhaps because of the horribly, unnaturally frigid winter we had last year-I, and my family, are embracing it. Good morning crisp, fresh air! Hello thick, cozy sweaters! Welcome autumn. We have been waiting for you. Thank you for bringing the beautiful bright colors and delicious harvests. Continue reading “Apple Orchard Crisp”

September Slow-Food Dinner, Panic! Bread

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This past weekend we hosted a dinner party of sorts. I began talking about it at the beginning of summer while I was planting our food garden. I was inspired to have a dinner centered around food that was grown or caught – to bring us all closer to our food, shed light on what foods are local, how much hard work goes growth, care, and preparation, and hopefully to feel some satisfaction turning little seeds into a nourishing meal. Continue reading “September Slow-Food Dinner, Panic! Bread”