We have pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. In soups, stews, breads or pies, the pumpkin is a versatile fruit. Pumpkins are wonderful
steamed, mashed and seasoned. They are fabulous for lovely baked desserts. The most popular way to use a pumpkin is to carve it into a spooky Jack ‘o Lantern. A pumpkin is the epitome of autumn in New England.
There’s nothing like the taste of a fresh, crisp apple.
In store today, we have three delicious varieties, all perfect for cooking or eating out of hand. Try a Ginger Gold, with a mild flavor and a bit of tart. A Cortland with its sweet flavor, is a superb dessert apple. The ever popular McIntosh, is suitable for both cooking and eating out of hand. A Mac is both sweet and tart and great for juicing.
When it comes to cider, C.N. Smith makes the absolute best!
One of my favorite ways to enjoy cider is hot mulled cider a popular autumn and winter beverage. Warm the cider to just below boiling, then add cinnamon, orange peel, nutmeg, cloves, or any spices you enjoy. We have half gallons and gallons available, stop in and check ’em out!
We’ve had some rain the last couple of days and it was a bit humid, but I welcomed the rain. I enjoy the change of season from summer to fall. When the temperatures change and a chill is in the air, I feel like a weight has lifted and there is relief.
Let It Go…
With the heat of summer mostly behind me, I can relax a bit. I don’t have to worry so much about my gardens drying out so fast. The dog spends more time outside and the cat doesn’t have to be dragged indoors at night, he comes in on his own. I spend less time watering and more time planting some great fall annuals, adding perennials to my gardens and planning for spring.
I love the colors of fall. With the autumnal equinox, nights and days are of almost equal length. Leaves change and bring beauty without me having to lift a finger. Birds, squirrels, chipmunks and everybody else are super busy getting ready for winter. I get a kick out of all this activity.
I’m super happy to start cooking indoors again. I find a slower pace, I don’t spend as much time rushing about to get things done. The endless stream of barbecues slows a little, baseball is winding down and football is warming up. School has started and routines and schedules are in place again.
My favorite things about fall are the apples, pumpkins, squashes and mums. There is nothing like biting into a fresh, crisp apple. Or the aroma of pumpkin or squash roasting with butter and cinnamon. I delight in the varied colors and textures of mums and choosing the ones that jump out and say “Take me home!”
The preview to fall is here and actual fall is right around the corner. Throw on a sweater and stop in to say HI!
The Plymouth Shop is open daily 9-5. Our own Mums, pumpkins, cider and apples will arrive soon! We’ll keep you posted!