Hi everyone. Can you believe this is the last T day for October? I really don't know where this month has gone as it wasn't it just the first T day of the month?
It's been a very dark and wet Monday. But I just saw the forecast for the end of the week and right now they are talking some snow. NOOOOOO!
We had some grey and wet weather a couple of days last week so I did a bit of baking. Since there were no more Trader Joe's pumpkin cookies in the house (thanks to the dogs who ate them all-ha-ha), I decided to make some homemade cookies. You can see my drink for T in this first photo, as well as my sugar cookie dough and supplies.
After I made my dough I added in some yellow and copper colored food coloring and hand mixed it a bit to marble the colors. Then I added some yellow and orange sugar on them.
I also made some shortbread with stamped some Halloween images as well as some colorful sugar too.
And this week I noticed some spelt flour at the grocery store. I had found a recipe for honey spelt sourdough bread and have been wanting to try it, so I bought the flour. Here's my results.
It was suppose to make 1 large loaf, but instead I made 2 smaller loaves. I must say this recipe is now one of my favorites. It's from King Arthur Baking Company if you're interested.
Sorry for any temptation I might have caused some of you. Time to get out of the kitchen and onto other things.
My daisy like chrysanthemums are blooming.
They always bloom right around Halloween.
The first clump of these particular plants came out of my mother's garden years ago, and her plants came out my grandmother's garden years before that. They are really a heirloom variety, The draught didn't seem to affect them this year either. It's nice to enjoy some blooms when everything else is dying back.
And hurrah! My husband volunteered to powerwash the garden fence for me. That saved me hours of work.
Now it's ready to be painted. Hopefully I can get to that before the snow falls. I don't think it will be this week though with rain predicted. Pluviophiles (thanks Iris for the new word the other day) will be happy, as will all the plants!
Leaves are falling too.
I'll wrap up my post with some autumn color.
Last Thursday I had to go to Portsmouth for an appointment. I took the backroads home instead of the highway as I wanted enjoy the scenery a bit.
On this trip I ended up on what's called the New Durham Ridge. I live here in New Durham, and the Ridge is across town and as the name suggests, a long high hilltop. On the top of the ridge where 2 roads intersect, there is an amazing viewpoint. With some colors in the remaining leaves and sky just right, it WAS beautiful.
The mountains look like a painted backdrop, don't they?
And that's all she wrote. Hope you have or are having a great T day.
As always, thanks for visiting.