Apple Cider Doughnut Muffins

Apple cider doughnuts are a big thing in Vermont around this time of year.  Weekends are spent at your local orchard picking apples, and indulging in fresh, right out of the fryer, melt in your mouth, cider doughnuts.  A little something to warm and revitalize you after an afternoon spent outside enjoying the crisp fall…

Harvest French Toast

A decadent seasonal breakfast – pumpkin brioche drenched in a cinnamon custard, pan fried until golden brown, served with a dulce de leche and cream cheese spread, and garnished with crisp, fall apples.   Ingredients: For each slice of bread: 1/2 tbsp Butter 1 Egg 1 tbsp Cream a dash of Cinnamon 1 tsp Maple Syrup a dash…

The Autumn Crocus

I was out in the yard yesterday, getting those last few things in the garden ready for the snow, when stumbled across this delicate purple flower peeking out through the leaves.  A few years ago I planted some autumn blooming croci along the front walk.  For the first year or two they did really well,…

Fall Wreath

For me it is always a bit of a struggle to come up with a nice seasonal wreath.  Especially, since I can be a bit particular when it comes to artificial flowers and leaves. In fact I try to keep my wreaths as natural as possible.  I also try to recycle and update wreaths from…