Puttery Treats For the Autumn


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* Add a spoonful of honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon to your morning Canarino for an autumnal take on a healthy, infection fighting,  morning drink…

* Change the ink in your fountain pen to a rich brown or seasonal bottle green…

* Fill a jar with homemade honeycomb. A breeze to make and the perfect sweet treat for cozy evenings…

* Seek out a recording of  Orpheus and Eurydice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits, for it is deliciously Autumnal and makes the quite most perfect accompaniment to mornings spent baking in the kitchen… 

* Make a Home Sweet Home sampler your craft project of the season…

* Fill a small planter with colorful twigs and bare leaves and display it on a garden table laden with gourds and pumpkins in preparation for Halloween…

* Paint Autumnal leaves with melted beeswax and capture their beautiful colors for the rest of the season…

* There is no soup quite as lovely as Minestrone. It is Autumn in a bowl. This weekend make it your business to perfect your very own recipe…

* Clean all empty garden pots thoroughly before putting them away so they don’t grow mouldy during the Winter…

* Ring the changes at bedtime by stirring a tablespoonful of peanut butter into your bedtime cocoa…

* Add cedarwood and patchouli oils to sea salt and a spoonful of olive oil for a soothing, cosseting bath on cold nights…

* Seek out a roll of  seasonal Washi tape with which to seal every letter you send. Yep, even those darn bills.

* Gather a few conkers and seed pods and bless each one with an intention for the season. Keep them in a little vintage trinket dish on your bedside as a reminder… 

*Fill a tin with spare batteries, torches, and bulbs and store it somewhere for easy access during dark nights…

* Go squirrel hunting with the kids, wearing crowns fashioned from leaves…

* Sew yourself a DIY bed warmer

* Make the most of the abundance of gorgeous apples by making Waldorf salad your light, Autumn lunch of choice…

* Download Arthur Ransomes’ The Child’s Book of the Seasons and read the Autumn chapter out loud to your babba’s…

* Make a vanilla cheesecake with a scrumptious base of crushed ginger biscuits and cinnamon. Decorate with candied ginger…

* Stretch sepia colored doilies across small embroidery hoops to add lacy, spiders web like texture to seasonal vignettes…

“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – Write this quote from William Cullen Bryant on your family blackboard as a reminder of just what a blessing autumn truly is…

* Curl up and watch Food Matters and re-think your entire attitude to good health this season…

* Fashion an Autumn boutonniere from tiny pine cones, ivy leaves and velvet ribbon and pin it to your coat…

* Mix up a huge jar of mixed seeds and flavour with herbs and soy sauce for a nibbly Autumnal treat. 

* Sample a collection of all the gourmet ciders you can now buy until you find one that thrills your tastebuds…

* Rent both Hannah and Her Sisters, and When Harry Met Sally for a cinematic reminder of Autumn…

Happy Autumn Housekeepers!

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7 comments on “Puttery Treats For the Autumn

  1. Awesome Autumn puttery treats !

  2. I love the idea of the washi tape, it’s not something I use, but maybe I should start!
    The cheesecake sounds an absolute must.
    Thank you for these.
    Lisa x

  3. I love when it’s time to pull out sweaters and cozy socks:) Thanks, Alison, for cozy-ing up fall!

  4. Annmarie on said:

    What’s Canarino?

  5. Annmarie on said:

    Autumn’s always been my favorite. I miss the smell of burning leaves terribly. I hate the heat, and after summer, the coolness of Autumn brings me back to life more so than Spring after the Winter.

  6. Annmarie on said:

    Read Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” (it’s more Fall than Christmas), watch “The Rugrats: Acorn Nuts and Diapey Buts”, leave the windows open for as long as you can, buy gourds and put them in groups around the house.