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Feels Like Autumn

I'm still shaking off the last of my late summer cold and overslept hard this morning. I am accustomed to being the first awake in the house, even if it's only by a few minutes. The house was quiet and still. Kate had packed her lunch and gotten herself off to school without waking me. Chris was not in bed or in his office. It's cloudy today, cool and very much like fall though we have a few weeks before autumn officially begins. I make this switch every year, it's fall now and all that fall brings with it.

With summer's conventions off my shoulders I find myself pining to do some cooking, preserving in particular. My recipe buddies are sharing recipes for preserves, pickles, and jams. My mouth waters at the prospect but I fear I've missed the peak of the season for most things. I hope to feel energetic enough to enlist Kate's help this weekend and go on a preserving kick. The farmer's markets are still claiming to have strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, plums, pluots, apples, melons, cherries, apricots, peaches and nectarines as well as honey, cider, and ready made preserves. There's a lot to work with right now and I haven't dug my hands into some serious cooking in far too long.

It's fall. It's time.



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