The Bucket List – Autumn

I’ve said it countless times, I’ll say it again: I L-O-V-E autumn! Especially late September/early October, when you can still remember the sweet summer sunshine and appreciate the cold mornings and crisp leaves even more. Everybody is quoting F. Scott Fitzgerald at the moment – Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. Well, what can I say, it’s so true! Autumn has always been a really productive time for me, the time to start new and get those goals done, that I have wanted to work on all summer. And after a creative and long day, there’s nothing better than sitting down with a cup of coffee, listen to the rain outside, get the knitting needles out and just relax. Here’s what else I will be looking forward to:

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Super/Food – Walnuts

Today is officially the first day of autumn. The season of leaves on the ground, knits, hot chocolate and cozy evenings has finally begun. And every year with the beginning of fall, my appetite for nuts increases again. I know that you can technically eat them all year round, but somehow they seem to taste better when it’s cold outside, don’t you think? There’s an event in Germany called St.Martin, when kids go round the houses, singing songs and asking for sweets (something like Halloween without the scary stuff) and you always get enough walnuts and peanuts to last the cold months. Having them as a snack once home – freezing – is definitely a fond childhood memory of mine.

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The Little Things – A Happy Home

Not too long ago I decided to finally put up one of my paintings in our living room. And because I felt the need for some flowers I also added some lilac below to dry.

It’s been a while since I last changed things around in our apartment, or made a real effort to make our place look nicer. That’s mainly because for a long time we weren’t sure whether we were going to stay in this place or move again (for various reasons). Now we’ve actually been living here for just over two years and I wish we had started making it our home properly right from the start – no matter how long we would end up staying. I mean putting up more pictures, buying plants and other little things…

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Plum Cake With Cinnamon

After talking about all the great benefits of plums in yesterday’s post, I thought that I just had to introduce you to one of my favourite ways to use all the plums we have on our trees – plum cake. I know baking cake probably isn’t the healthiest way to go, but boy does it taste good! I’ve practically lived of my grandma’s (and my) pie in the last few weeks – I had it for breakfast yesterday, for dinner on Saturday, you get it. And if you consider me crazy now, you won’t after you have tried this recipe!

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Super/Food – Plums

You can’t deny it, autumn is here to stay. And I must be honest, I kind of love that fact. The crisp air in the morning, relaxed rainy days, something yummy baking in the oven at all times, tea dates, pretty coats…it’s just the best time of the year. Another thing I love about fall is that it’s also a time for new beginnings and new ideas. Everytime there were some big changes in my life, they were mostly in the fall. And even if it’s not the most important change in the world, there are also quite a few changes happening to this blog this fall. I can’t wait to reveal it all to you. Today it’s time for the first, a new column – super/food. As you guys probably know – I love food. And I don’t only love preparing and eating it, I also want to know what’s best for me, what to avoid and what to eat when (for example). Everytime I create a recipe or eat something new, I first look up the health benefits of that new food.

Since I spend so much time stalking food websites anyway, I thought I would just share my new-found wisdom with you all, hoping I’m not the only one interested in something like that.

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