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#FeelGoodFriday + First Day of Autumn

Hello lovelies! ILY the Frosty Kitten at it again!

Today is the first true day of fall over here in the good ol’ south, which is a very exciting time for me because it’s my favourite season. Today I’d also like us to think about what makes us feel good and maybe share some of our favourite memories of autumn!

 

 

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;

Lengthen night and shorten day;

Every leaf speaks bliss to me

Fluttering from the autumn tree.

--Emily Bronte

                   When I woke up this morning, the room was dark still even though I had woken up at the same time I always do. Birds were singing like usual and a delightful soft murmur of rain drops made it almost impossible to get out of bed. I managed, finally, and when I went out on the balcony, I realized that the darkness isn’t the end of the world—it’s just autumn. Beautiful, chilly, rainy autumn.

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Nothing like a pumpkin muffin and a hot latte to start autumn off right!

                When I think about autumn, I think about the start of the school year, cozy sweaters, lattes, and hot apple cider. However, the most prominent memory will always be that of my grandmother being a busy bee in our kitchen, making jam, pickles, and other winter provisions. That’s one awesome thing about growing up in Europe as a kid: back there and then, making your own winter provisions was a real thing. I’ll never forget the sweet smell of boiling fruits and cinnamon, the salty smell of boiling cucumbers and other veggies waiting to be pickled, and, most of all, the image of my granny and grandpa working together in our kitchen, while my cousin and I sneaked around trying to eat everything before it was done.

                Nowadays, where I live, people don’t have the time or desire to be so traditional. Probably because they also don’t have to since you can find anything you can think of already there for you on the grocery store shelves. You can have anything you want any time of the year you want it. And usually at the same price or with little to no difference. However, I encourage you to try and eat fruits and veggies that are in season because they’re more likely to be grown in your own backyard type of thing. Plus, then you get to fully experience each season the way it’s meant to be experienced!

 

                I hope you all have a wonderful day today! Please feel free to share with me your favourite things about autumn, and I’d love to know your favourite memories of this season so we can all share in a feel good Friday vibe!

 

Til next time... Stay Frosty!
Love,
ILY the Frosty Kitten

https://instagram.com/frostykitten/

 


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Hi kitten....i woul love to share with you autumn memories and likes but i am pretty sure you know that already....pretty much the same as you, the smell coming from mom's kitchen , the shoppings at the market .....i remember dad getting up very early like 6 am , having a hot cooffee and a cigarette in a very well studied ritual....me joining him, dragging myself out of bed at that time....i never was a morning person.... after coffee we went shopping, all over the market place... and i cannot forget that lovely smell , vegetables and autumn fruits....and my dad usualy finished shopping by buying mom flowers, beautiful autumn flowers, chrisantemum , remember? .....and i also like autumn because its my birthday early in the season....i was born in a warm sunny afternoon at the beginning of october....oh how i love sunny warm autumn afternoons !

Love, teh mommeh

 

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Pumpkin muffins? I tried Pumpkin a few years a go and I can see why it's not so common to eat over here. Hehe! :P

How does it taste in a cake?

I find tradition to be a sad thing that some people are losing, though it's something which always changes with time and new types form - I still have habits passed down to my from my parents, grandparents etc but I also notice that not many do these days. I think people are cooking meals less also locally, all I tend to see is ready made meals or microwavable means and I find it pretty sad because cookery is a art.

Another great blog!

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@joey_matthews I agree with you on the the idea of cooking being an art! I wish I did it more, but I still tend to cook most of my food as opposed to buying it ready made.

Pumpkin cake, muffins, pie, etc all taste really good to me! I was very skeptical at first, but when I first tried pumpkin pie with whip cream am like "I need moar! Right meow!!!" haha But yea I have plenty of friends who don't like pumpkin spice anything, but got even more who swear by it hehe

Do you have any fall specific recipes you like making this time of year?

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I don't really get much chance to bake etc.

I make some really nice strawberry and custard tarts mind - treacle sponge, apple pie, etc etc. Cheeky is forever baking cookies, fairy cakes - all of which are lovely.

Food wise I'm all about homemade pizza, lasagna, giant yorkshire pudding/veg/mash etc.  

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Some days are quite sunny and warm for this time of year and others are cold and dull. Although mornings are generally chilly all the time. It does get me in the mood of cooking and baking food and treats that keep us all warm. Our youngest Ava loves fruit and vegetables so shes easily pleased by that, but she doesn't like anything on them or mixed with other types of food.

The kids are always asking for apple pie. I think in the past month i've made a large one to share about 5 times. We all love it.. some with custard, some without. Its quite easy to make too.

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