the trees are shedding their leaves and we have put the furnace on to chase the damp away.
The change in weather means putting on cashmere sweaters and socks.
Love the cozy feel of cashmere as it keeps me warm.
I have several cashmere sweaters...
a vintage Johnson's of Elgin pullover in black, a navy V neck cardigan from Lands' End, and a long grey V neck cardigan from Lord and Taylor.
After I have done most of the domestics I like to retire to the comfort of the Morris chair in the living room put my feet up and cocoon with a good book and a hot cup of tea.
The cats usually follow me in and find a chair to curl up onto for a nap...and often it's on my lap.
Warm beverages, soups, stews, and roasts are such a happy marriage with the cooler weather.
In the kitchen, apron on, stirring a broth or baking is so soothing...
savouring the scents as they waft about our Humble Bungalow kitchen.
Pepper likes to keep me company and is stretched out on the bench seat by the arts and crafts trestle table.
It's so convenient having utensils close to the stove.
McCoy jardinere in basket weave pattern holds an amazing amount of spoons and spatulas.
The yellow silicone duck is actually a spoon holder...
it sits on the rim of pots with the spoon wedged in the middle.
I have two of these matte white planters and I use the other one for the stainless utensils.
They figure prominently in our kitchen as they sit on the granite counter top right by the stove.
The new "Whitewater Cooks" book has been published and I could not resist buying a copy.
I rolled up my sleeves, put on my apron and got busy.
Olive oil Orange Cake
Why stop now?
The kitchen is already a mess so I made some healthy muffins...
I found the recipe on the package of Roger's Ancient Grains Porridge Oats.
Martha Stewart uses an ice cream scoop to portion out muffin batter.
I have adopted her idea and it's quick and easy.
Packed with fibre and goodness these make a great breakfast with a bowl of fruit.
I'm halfway through this delightful book.
It's a bit far fetched but is a lovely escape ~ pure entertainment.
Hope your week is off to a great start.
(The"Ugly Truth" kitchen renovation post has been popular...stay tuned as a few more are on the way)