Moments from recent days... My Abundance Basket... made a pair of nesting crochet baskets (shared progress pic here)... abundance catchers. :)
Homemade vanilla extract--it is the BEST thing! No more of the chemicals and fake junk in little bottles at the supermarket.
Homemade Vanilla Extract
3/4 cup rum (can also use vodka)
4-6 vanilla bean pods, cut open length-wise.
Place rum in jar with vanilla beans. Shake once or so every week for 8 weeks...and then extract is ready to use.
Autumn is when Norwegian/Scandinavian produce really shines... We've been enjoying this season of root vegetables--potatoes, carrots, beet root, parsnips, rutabaga... Also some Danish-produced jams--strawberry with cinnamon, and apple with sea buckthorn--interesting combinations.
I've been baking... and tinkering with developing some new recipes. Working on autumn-spiced scones. Yes, here's LOTS of recipes online, and some are good... but working on one that's going to make me say "WOW!" at first bite.
Tom Petty has been singing and playing in the background here... So very, very sad his all too early passing last month, just as we were preparing for our trip to the US. Another great voice in music lost, but thankfully his music lives on! Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Anthology--Through the Years is a great collection to listen too!
The leaves are falling fast now...
We lately had some very old trees and shrubs removed from our garden. The stumps will be removed this week. There's been a lot to do in the garden and clean up...
The pelargonium cuttings I took back in August have established well, and we brought them in. They're thriving nicely in our dining room. I'm experimenting with over-wintering them indoors.
In case you've missed seeing our little Luna... ;)
Autumn, for me, has to include watching this film version of Little Women... one of my favorite books, Little Women by L. M. Alcott.
I like these days of November, leading up to Thanksgiving later in the month... A time to count blessings, and I am blessed with many...