October Favorite Things: The Colors of Fall and Cider!
I love the colors of fall, the warm reds, oranges, bright yellows, and purples! Mums are always a favorite of mine to have on the front porch, along with a few pumpkins and perhaps some pansies! We pulled most of the old landscape in the front of our new house and have yet to put anything back in. So, having some color on the front porch is nice, especially considering that there isn't much grass in our front yard at the moment either. All in good time!
I also love the smell of cider simmering on the stove top during the fall! My favorite cider recipe is very simple to make. Just take some basic bottled apple cider that you can find at most stores (just make sure that the only ingredient is apples!) and pour some into a saucepan. Add a cinnamon stick, a few whole cloves, and 3-4 thin slices of a naval orange. Let is simmer on low for an hour or two, depending on how long you have. The longer it simmers, the better it gets! Enjoy!