Show & Tell: The Ing’s of Early Autumn

 

  1. Crafting: with felts, yarn, and pretty fabrics – I revved up my sewing machine the other day for autumn and winter projects!
  2. Bakinghomemade bread several times a week to go alongside supper, and this simple pear crisp + warm vanilla cream to have for breakfast:
    • Pear Filling: 5-6 cups of pears + 1/2 cup coconut sugar + 1/4 cup maple syrup + 1 tablespoon lemon juice + 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
    • Topping: 1 cup oats + 1/4 cup almond flour + 1/4 cup milled flax + 1/4 cup brown sugar + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + 4 tablespoons of softened grass fed butter + pinch of salt
    • Bake: at 400 degrees for 30 minutes uncovered and serve with warm vanilla cream
    • Warm Vanilla Bean Cream: 1 cup cream warmed slowly with beans from 1 vanilla pod
  3. Reading: You Are Your Child’s First Teacher + my new Simple Fare cookbook + The Little Prince.
  4. Building: a nature table with little treasures we find on our walks.
  5. Stocking: the pantry with more dry goods like lentils, beans, and preserved goods for comfort food.
  6. Sipping: chai tea before bed and while the kids and I read.
  7. Loving: chilly mornings spent in my robe.
  8. Trying: my hand at soap making! So far, I have four wonderful recipes to share with you later on this season.
  9. Dreaming: about what our Thanksgiving menu will look like.
  10. Chopping: a lot of root veggies to roasts, pot pies, and stews.
  11. Adoring: at how Alfie calls his pockets “pop pops” and Theodore calls backpacks “pack packs”.
  12. Picking: the last of our hot peppers to preserve, they are still growing!
  13. Listening: to this song my sister sent me to listen to.
  14. Wearing: wool everything, from these handmade sweaters to these crazy warm slippers.
  15. Finding: sticks, bobby pins, and matchless socks all over the house.
  16. Finishing Up: a Daily Rhythm PDF for you and my soon-to-open online home goods shop!
  17. Diffusing: lavender + vetiver + chamomile when we sleep (3 drops of each).
  18. Learning: about metamorphosis and the wonder of butterflies.
  19. Lighting: beeswax candles we hand-rolled last year – time to make more!
  20. Praying: for everyone displaced who is dealing with natural disaster aftermath.

 

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  • Sarah

    My son used to say “pack packs” too-it was just the cutest and I never corrected him so it would last as long as possible.ReplyCancel

  • Loved You are Your Child’s First Teacher!! What do you think so far? And totally with you on building our fall table of treasures! We just picked up some small gourds at the farmer’s market today. I might need to put those slippers on my Christmas list 🙂 Love this series–thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    The present-progressive tense!! I used to teach this verb tense by making similar lists with my fourth grade students. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • You’re opening an online shop? That’s amazing!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Francesca, yes! So excited about it 🙂 x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    Thank you for the recipe. We’ve made it twice this week, once with apples and once with pears. The kids loved it, including Bubs in my tummy as I couldn’t help going back for more (better than craving fries?)
    The pear version was a special treat as they cost a fortune here at the moment (New Zealand, where if it isn’t in season you can’t get it or you can but pay through the nose. Somehow apples never seem to apply except for Granny Smith, which happen to be my fave).ReplyCancel

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