Friday, October 28, 2011

Fall round up

I love the time capsule aspect of having a blog. I can scroll through the archives and see what I was doing a year ago, two years ago, three years ago. The pictures + words transport me back right away, and I remember the light in our old apartment, how it felt to be writing in this space that first year, Dustin at school and the late nights and early morning breakfasts. I remember how I felt as I baked each of these recipes, what I listened to while I worked on the projects. There's a lot of life below the surface, of course, things that don't get written about, either because they were too big or too trivial. All of that floods right back. Assisted memory.

Fall makes me thoughtful, always. Also, hungry.

My gradated fall leaf garland from two years ago.

leaf garland

"trick or treat" banner

apple-sage-cardamom pancakes

Savory apple tart from two years ago (must revisit this ASAP).

apples + onions


Potato-apple latkes from 3 years ago (!).

latkes (with apples!)



  1. That apple tart looks amazing!!!


  2. I feel the same way about my blog. It's so nice to look back and remember all the things I've been through since I started. Though my cooking pictures aren't nearly as pretty as yours!

    ~Stop Me if You've Heard This One

  3. this post is making me feel ridiculously festive!

  4. Great post; Thank you for sharing!

  5. I love the "time capsule" aspect of my blog, too. (Very well put.) This time, last year, I had just returned from my honeymoon in San Juan, PR.

    Lovely words and photographs, as always. xo.

  6. I hope one day I get this time capsule feeling, just started my blog. it was actually an idea that came from reading your blog and cupcakes and cashmere - even though I don't think I will ever write about fashion hehe

    have a great Halloween weekend!

  7. Oh man, I remember when you posted that gradated leaf garland. First, I had to look up the word gradated, because it wasn't in my standard vocabulary (sigh) and second I thought it was an excellent idea.

    And now I've added pumpkin cupcakes to my fall baking list. Yum.

  8. This is so awesome. I TOTALLY do the same thing. I'll stroll down memory lane on my blog. That Fall leaf garland was lovely.


  9. Cupcakes look delicious!

  10. I love following your blog. You always seem to nail it. I love the idea of your blog being a bit of a record keeper of time. Thanks for linking back to some of the older posts -- they were great to see and as usual, inspiring!

  11. This is one of my favorite parts about blogging, too! :) Having a way to look back on memories, images, and thoughts from the past truly is lovely.

    Wonderful post!

  12. oh my, that all looks so great, I am now hungry and want to recreate it all!!

  13. You've consistently made amazing-looking things every year!

  14. The leaf garland is so pretty and simple. Awesome idea.


  15. Those potato-apple latkes look incredible!

  16. I totally am going to have to try those potato-apple latkes... they look so tasty!


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