Simple Gifts... Nesting & home-keeping. I love September! I like this month for getting organized and ready here at home for the colder season ahead. Lately I've been restocking our pantry cupboard--flours, grains, beans, legumes, nuts & seeds, sugars, honey, jam, pasta, rice...
I've been baking more too... and more homemade bread is on the menu and in the freezer. We store bread in cloth bags I've made from tea towels. Much better for the bread than the plastic bags bread come in at supermarkets.
Soups and stews have already been making a big comeback here now that days have turned cooler. Here's Fish Soup along with a homemade pretzel roll. I make these during Lent especially, but also other times of the year too--the soup is so good!
The lavender I harvested from the garden back in July is nice and dry. I've stripped the blooms from the stalks which are now stored in glass jars for keeping. They go into homemade lavender sachets, a spoonful added to some homemade bath & beauty products/oils, etc. Since this is organic lavender I can cook/bake with it too!
With the change of season, have you been doing more nesting and home-keeping?