The ‘Best Bits’ series is mainly a journal of everyday life at home & around the Willamette Valley. This series will be predominately image based and meant to give you a little peek into my daily life.
The general photo theme, if I was to search for one, of this Best Bits post seems to be food. Ha! ‘Tis the season, I guess. With the beginning of early autumn, I find myself happy to be in the kitchen clattering around making something – most likely something sweet and baked. Also, with school season starting literally in a few days, I tend to bake the shortcake something sweet for her lunchbox and something to nibble on when she hops of the school bus excited and somewhat cranky.
Even though we’re still in the late stages of summer here at the south end the Willamette Valley, boy, it sure smells and feels like fall everywhere I look. I’m not one to pumpkin spice my life in the autumn, but I do love partaking in some fall festivities: pumpkins and corn stalks adorning the front and back doors, lots of baking, canning/fermenting the last of the ground’s abundance, making a big ol’ batch of kimchi with the autumn harvest of Napa cabbage, and endlessly sweeping leaves off of the back stairs – fall is both romantic, grounding, and a ton of work, yet, I still miss that dang Oregon summer.
September, you’re one of my favorites!
Also, this is a great cookbook and a fascinating peak into Senegalese food. Beautiful pictures and approachable recipes: