About Katie’s Picture
What is it about autumn that makes people who like to bake suddenly obsessed with pie? I come home from the farmers market and suddenly I’m cranking out peach pie, raspberry rhubarb pie, and of course the always classic fall dessert, apple pie. My sister brought me at least a dozen varieties from her house in Idaho and I picked a few bags over at my brother’s house off his tree. Some may think the best part of my apple pie is the glazed top, but I think the real secret is the mix of freshly picked tree ripened apple varieties shared from various family and friends or local farm stands. Each bite has the brisk air and sunshine in it and the fall leaves around you as you perched on the ladder getting the big ones without the worms or bird pecked holes. Then the house warms up from the oven and smells like cinnamon and saucy fruit. I must have turned out a dozen pies in a time frame of two weeks. Which meant I had to give them away. Which also meant I was everyone’s best friend all month. Seriously, I’m the best friend to have in the fall.
About Sadie’s Picture
Autumn in Washington is amazing. It is slow to set it, the change is gradual and one day at a time. In Alaska autumn lasted about one day. It seems like you head to work and all the leaves are green, you go to lunch and they would all be red, then you’d go to head home and every leaf was in the road and parking lots. It is one of the things I love about living in the Pacific Northwest. Seasons lasting a few months. Here the leaves have just started changing. I can’t wait to see how they change over the coming months, and just reveling in how long the fall season lasts until winter hits sometime in December.