This Friday is going to be very special! It will be my favorite day of the year, The Autumnal Equinox!!! For me, as well as lots of other folks, Fall is the time of year I wait for and look forward to, and later, mourn the passing of. I love crisp days and chilly nights, I love the brilliant blaze of color, I love the sweaters and tights and boots and cardigans. Today, I was thinking about how many of my favorite fall traditions revolve around beverages. I have loved spiced cider since I was a little tot, and hot chocolate always made it's first appearance around fall. Now, of course, I look forward to the pumpkin spice lattes, at a certain coffee chain. (get them made with soy milk, it costs a little more, but you will thank me for the tip)
In the end, Autumn, for me, is an intensive time for reflection. There is something so fragile and magical about the fleetingness of this "in-between" season. Those weeks between the heat of summer and the dreariness of winter, are a poignant reminder of the fleeting beauty of life... And,the time of year where Pumpkin Cheesecake becomes available.
|Here's the Recipe...|
What are some of your favorite Fall traditions? And for you folks not experiencing Fall right now, I'm sorry if I am making you sad...