Oh welcome October! A new month and one of my favorites. I remember when the doctor told me I was expecting my first baby in this glorious month, I was so excited. That baby will be 37 the end of the month.
I love this quote from Anne of Green Gables. You can find these graphics in an Etsy shoppe called Islays Terrace. Soft and such a good quote.
It's pouring rain this morning but the sun and some warmer temps are to return later this week. Our fall has been pretty soggy.
Our leaves have hardly started to turn this fall. You will be lucky to find one in my backyard with this much color! I do hope that changes soon.
When I posted about pumpkin pie spice last week, one of my blogger friends asked me about allspice. So, I did some research and was surprise to learn about the spice all of us have in our spice cupboard.
Allspice is a scrub that produces berries. Most of it is grown in Jamaica. The berries are harvested and dried in the sun. It has the smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves with a hint of juniper and peppercorns. That explains why it has such a lovely smell.
The berries are a bit bigger than peppercorns. When they are dry and ground, they have a lovely reddish color. Now I want to buy the berries to grind for baking. See what you learn when blogging?
If you are in need of the spice for baking and have run out, you may use this formula for making your own. 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/2 tsp cloves. If that is too strong for you, use only 1/4 tsp of the nutmeg and cloves.
I am going to start my fall cleaning and fall decorating today. I love to decorate at this time of the year.
One more cup of coffee and I need to get going! Happy October.